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.


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European art – Make a continental connection

09 May 2022

Focus on 19th century works by continental European artists sold recently

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Nino’s dawn rises to take a decent price in Oxford

09 May 2022

Among the works by 19th century Italian artists generating interest at recent UK auctions was a landscape by Giovanni ‘Nino’ Costa (1826-1903).

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Market-fresh Tusquets masterpiece emerges

09 May 2022

A Spanish picture that had been in the same family for at least the past 120 years was among the works bringing demand at Bonhams’ (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) latest sale of 19th Century and British Impressionist Art.

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How bazaar – Roberts Cairo scene

02 May 2022

Street view by British artist offered in Orientalist sale sells at four times estimate

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Collector was not the retiring sort when it came to buying quality art

02 May 2022

A group of works assembled by a collector from Normandy focusing on paintings and drawings from the region will be offered at the Hôtel des ventes de la Seine in Rouen on May 19.

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Dealers finalise institutional sales

18 April 2022

Several dealerships have completed sales to institutions after the winter showing of London Art Week (LAW).

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Artist and mountaineer Loppé loved the grand Alps

11 April 2022

This view of the Mer de Glace and the Grands Charmoz at Chamonix was one of two large-scale dramatic paintings of Alpine mountainscapes by Gabriel Loppé (1825-1913) offered in Artcurial’s (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) March 23 Old Masters sale. Both had remained with the artist’s family.

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Brockhusen depicts Berlin with a van Gogh influence

14 March 2022

After training at the Art Academy in Königsberg, the German painter Theo von Brockhusen moved to Berlin in 1905.

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Boudin races up to record price

03 January 2022

View of French resort comes from collection assembled over decades by a dealer and his wife.

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Mucha moved from ads to Slavic folk art and myth

13 December 2021

This oil on canvas of a white-robed young couple by the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was sold for $800,000 (£601,505) in Chicago on December 2.

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Danish Symbolist inspired by Rossetti and Burne-Jones

22 November 2021

Few painters on the Danish art scene in the late 19th century felt a close affinity with contemporary English art. Symbolist painter Agnes Slott-Møller (1862-1937) was among the exceptions.

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Rare Chardin painting emerges as salerooms team up for Marcille family auction

08 November 2021

Two auction houses, Christie’s and Tajan, are collaborating for a November 22 sale in Paris of Old Master paintings and drawings from the collections of the Marcille family.

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Micro-mosaic pictures fly over estimate and make £100,000 in Cirencester

27 October 2021

Two micro-mosaic pictures took a six-figure sum at a Cirencester saleroom – 10-times their low estimate.

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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