The auction record for a painting by Sir Stanley Spencer was broken twice within minutes at Sotheby's in London. Workmen in the House, which had an upper estimate of 2m, sold for 4.7m before Sunflower and Dog Worship, with a top estimate of 1.5m, fetched 5.4m. The previous record was the 1.43m achieved at Sotheby's in December for 1954 work Hilda and I at Pond Street. Lucian Freud's Boat on a Beach fetched 2.6m in Wednesday's sale - a record for a work on paper by the artist. DS