Soko Protecting Lady Fujiyo from danger attributed to Katsushika Hokusai – £55,000 at Dreweatts.

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Soko Protecting Lady Fujiyo from danger, a 11¾in x 12¼in (30 x 31cm) ink drawing attributed to the famed Edo-period printmaker Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), sold to a private UK buyer for 11 times its top estimate at £55,000.

The 200-lot sale, held in Donnington Priory in Berkshire on March 8, joined the roster of auctions that have been formed from the property of Krugier, the renowned late modern art dealer and holocaust survivor.

Ranging in periods from European post-war modernism to Japanese works on paper and tribal art, over three-quarters of the sale got away.

“The Krugier provenance clearly added to the appeal of the collection and proves that property which is interesting and fresh to the market will find buyers amongst trade and private bidders alike,” said Jennie Fisher, head of modern and contemporary art at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury.