Monet maritime sunset – €860,000 (£767,860) at Millon.

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The highest price of £1.57m (including premium) was paid earlier this year at Christie’s London rooms for another sunset of landscape format measuring 8½ x 14in (22 x 32cm).

Millon’s pastel, measuring 10in (25cm) square and signed lower right, with a provenance to a private collection, features in the 1991 supplement to Daniel Wildenstein’s mammoth catalogue raisonné.