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.


Corot still very popular in the States

21 August 2023

This unframed 8 x 11in (20½ x 28cm) oil sketch of the Swiss village of Dardagny is signed for Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875).


Alain Delon: actor and art and antiques collector

14 August 2023

Famous Frenchman has amassed an impressive wide-ranging array of acquisitions over six decades


Sower reaps benefit of a Millet likeness

07 August 2023

A drawing of Jean François Millet’s (1814-75) most famous image generated unexpected levels of bidding in Alameda, California.


Romantic view of the sky – seen from behind bars in a prison

24 July 2023

A canvas by the Romantic painter Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869) went for many times the guide at Kinsky (28% buyer’s premium) in Vienna.


Art Market: International interest boosts London sale

17 July 2023

Olympia Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) reported some significant overseas interest at its latest Fine Paintings, Works on Paper & Sculpture auction with almost a third of buyers from outside the UK.


Hungary's Munkácsy bid to more than three times estimate at Swiss auction

29 May 2023

Like many of his colleagues, the Hungarian painter Mihály Munkácsy (1844-1900) visited the major art centres of his day, such as Munich and Düsseldorf, before finally settling in Paris in 1871.


Franco-Turkish artist Hamdi Bey's 'fashionable' picture takes €1m at auction

29 May 2023

Top lot of Dorotheum’s (25/20.84% buyer’s premium) Viennese sale of 19th century paintings on May 2 lived up to its expectations.


Museum secures Ingres portrait from dealer’s sale

29 April 2023

The two-day sale of works from the French dealership Talabardon & Gautier was held at Drouot by Ader (28% buyer’s premium)


European Art: Freshness and pitch combine to create market bright spots

24 April 2023

While demand for 19th century European art remains selective, recent sales have enjoyed good bidding on the ‘right’ material with appealing estimates


Anker sketch with Renaissance undertones

24 April 2023

Works by Albert Anker (1881-1910) are as popular with today’s Swiss collectors as they were in the late 19th century


View of the Acropolis is high point at Roseberys

24 April 2023

This oil depicting the Acropolis in Athens by Hermann David Salomon Corrodi (1844-1905) was taken to £13,000 at Roseberys (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).


Millet drawing part of Alain Delon sale

24 April 2023

This charcoal drawing of a Normandy milkmaid is one of four works by Jean-François Millet (1814-75) to be included in Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr’s Paris sale of the collection of Alain Delon


Tesson’s delicacies in line with bidders’ taste

24 April 2023

French artist Louis Tesson (1820-70) is best known for his genre paintings in the Middle East and north Africa.


Italian attractions in Philadelphia

24 April 2023

This typical genre scene by Italian painter Alessandro Milesi (1856-1945) was taken to a multi-estimate $37,500 (£31,000) at a US auction


Painter’s fan design proves a model auction lot in Paris

24 April 2023

This design for a fan leaf painted with two reclining figures of elegant women appeared in an Impressionist and Modern art sale held in Paris


Courbet nude emerges for garden party

24 April 2023

This work is billed as the largest ever nude by Gustave Courbet (1819-77) to be offered at auction


The high priest of German Orientalism

24 April 2023

During the second half of the 19th and the early part of the 20th century, the German artist Ferdinand Keller (1842-1922) had a highly successful career as a painter of historical motifs, some imagined, some of a more documentary manner


Lion hunt painting proves a real catch in Zürich auction

24 April 2023

The biggest surprise at a sale held by Schuler (23/20/16% buyer’s premium) came when the dramatic depiction of The Lion Hunt was offered for SFr3000

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Alain Delon art collection comes to Paris auction

12 April 2023

Paintings, drawings and sculptures belonging to Alain Delon will be offered for sale at auction in Paris in June by Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr.


Géricault saddles up for a debut

13 March 2023

Equestrian works by the French master come to auction market fresh from a family collection