Estimate buster of the week

Portrait of eminent palaeontologist Dr Clive Forster-Cooper by British painter Meredith Frampton


From the Gentleman’s Library Sale, Bonhams, 20th January


This portrait, by British painter Meredith Frampton, of the former director of the Natural History Museum, eminent palaeontologist Dr Clive Forster-Cooper, with his personal collection of fossil vertebrates sold for £79,200 on Wednesday, more than 10 times its highest estimate of £5,000-7,000. Look out for our top five auctions of the week on this site every Monday.

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