Maisons a Volendam, Hollande by Henry Moret, $50,000 (£41,300) at Clars.

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Moret is best known for his involvement in the Pont-Aven artist colony and his richly coloured landscapes of Brittany. He enjoyed a particularly fruitful relationship with the influential dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who maintained a number of galleries in Paris, London and New York and sold an estimated 600 paintings this way.

Moret travelled away from Pont-Aven infrequently, but a number of his works dated 1900 depict Holland. Maisons a Volendam, Hollande is a good example of his bold palette choices and forceful and short brushstrokes, a style he credited to Claude Monet.

The Dutch coastal scene got away at the low end of an estimate of $50,000-70,000 (£41,300).