19th Century European Art

This sector covers the full range of continental European painting during the 19th century and includes Neoclassicism, French Academic painting, German Romantic art and Realist works.


Jean-Léon Gérôme picture

Orientalist painting authenticated on BBC show 'Fake or Fortune?' heads to auction at Sotheby’s

13 October 2021

A picture bought for around £4000 and eventually authenticated on the BBC programme 'Fake or Fortune?' as by 19th-century French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme is to be offered at Sotheby’s with an estimate of £80,000-120,000.

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Early Jawlensky discovery offered in France

20 September 2021

An early work by Alexej von Jawlenksy (1864-1914) will feature in the Côte Basque auction in Saint-Jean-de-Luz on November 19.

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Aivazovsky marine scene provides Maine highlight

20 September 2021

Sought-after Russian artist stormed to US sale stardom with a marine scene

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The web shop window: Marine scene depicting battle between British and Dutch

06 September 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Portrait de Monsieur Jules Dejouy

Édouard Manet portrait in Welsh museum gets funding for restoration from TEFAF grant

28 August 2021

The National Museum Wales has received a €20,000 (£17,130) grant to restore an Édouard Manet (1832-83) picture.

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Marine scenes sail into London dealer's exhibition

23 August 2021

This large 3ft 11in x 6ft 3in (1.2 x 1.91m) marine picture, painted by French Impressionist Karl Daubigny (1846-86), shows fisherfolk in Normandy loading a traditional fishing vessel with kelp and oysters.

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Eugène Boudin painting sparks ownership mystery

09 August 2021

The status of a Eugène Boudin (1824-98) painting stolen 30 years ago from a Mayfair dealership is currently in limbo while the rightful owner is sought.

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Camille Corot marsh scene offered in Cannes

26 July 2021

Besch Cannes Auction is holding a sale series in Cannes from August 13-16.

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Napoleon portrait sold to Swiss collection at Masterpiece

26 July 2021

Among the sales at the latest edition of Masterpiece, which ran in a digital format for the second year running from June 24-27, was this Neoclassical portrait of the Emperor Napoleon in his coronation robe.

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Romanian artist in rare UK visit

05 July 2021

Works by Grigorescu are seldom seen in British auctions but one emerged in West Sussex

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Surprised vendor ends up with a Turkish delight

14 June 2021

A vendor had a nice surprise when a painting she inherited from her aunt and formerly owned by her grandmother proved much more valuable than she realised.

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Artist Zacharie Noterman goes ape

31 May 2021

A south German collector is parting with a painting by Zacharie Noterman, which is coming under the hammer at Metz in Heidelberg on June 18-19.

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Swiss and German fine art highlights

10 May 2021

Recent stand-out lots from salerooms in Basel, Zurich, Constance, Stuttgart and Dresden

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Bonhams moves Greek art sale from London to Paris

03 May 2021

Bonhams has moved its annual Greek art auction to France from London following Brexit.

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Collection fit to take centre stage

26 April 2021

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt was one of the stand-out lots in a 300-lot white-glove auction.

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Loppé pays homage to Mont Blanc

19 April 2021

Two studies by the climber/artist/photographer are bought by London dealer Mitchell

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Bidders sense a Schlesinger saleroom opportunity

19 April 2021

Five paintings representing the five senses by Henri Guillaume Schlesinger offered by Bonhams boasted a French royal provenance.

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Russian artists who preferred the Parisian scene

12 April 2021

For the first time in almost 30 years, Wendl (21% buyer’s premium) in Rudolstadt was forced to hold a sale without a public view and in an empty room.

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Showcase of lesser-known Spanish art at Colnaghi

12 April 2021

Titled 'Tossa de Mar' (c.1908), this painting by the Spanish Impressionist Laureano Barrau (1863-1957) forms part of an exhibition at London gallery Colnaghi putting some of Spain’s lesser-known modern masters in the limelight.

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Realism dawns as Parker enjoys record sale

29 March 2021

A private collection of pictures helped Parker Fine Art Auctions to its highest total since opening in Farnham last year.

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