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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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Géricault saddles up for a debut

13 March 2023

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

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London dealer John Mitchell hosts Alpine views exhibition

06 March 2023

This painting of Mont Blanc as seen from the Lago Chérouit, Val d’Aosta, Italy, is among the works featured in this year’s Peaks and Glaciers exhibition at John Mitchell Fine Paintings.

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Bouguereaus double up at US auction

06 February 2023

Works by the married artists both feature in Philadelphia saleroom Freeman's

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Artist Wyatt captures Byron's wild corsair

30 January 2023

Portrait of Lord Byron subject offered at Dreweatts auction demonstrates considerable skill of a British artist

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Market conditions ideal if you want to move away from the ‘pale, male and stale’

12 December 2022

The philanthropist, retired businessman and one-time Olympian bobsledder for Canada, Sir Christopher Ondaatje, chose a good time to sell a painting depicting a young 19th century black woman.

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Portaels part of the Barnwell Manor procession

24 October 2022

A number of pictures from another single-owner collection caught the eye at Dreweatts a month earlier than the Flaxley Abbey auction.

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Influential dealer Sir Jack Baer's art collection comes to market

17 October 2022

Views of France, both rural and urban, provided an interesting facet to the sale of the collection of Sir Jack Baer and his wife Diana.

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Eugène Girardet makes his move

10 October 2022

Sotheby’s conducts The Orientalist Sale on October 25.

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Le Gray was also a painter

10 October 2022

Gustave le Gray is well known today as a pioneering French photographer but not as a painter.

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Colnaghi makes sales after dusk at BADA Week show

26 September 2022

Colnaghi has kicked off the second annual BADA Week early with several pictures from its exhibition already sold or reserved.

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Colnaghi of London teams up again with Barcelona galleries

26 September 2022

Barcelona-Paris: 1860-1936 A Journey to Modernity includes a c.1914-15 painting, 5ft 6in x 23in (1.82m x 60cm), by Ramon Casas titled La Parisienne.

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Khnopff’s Medusa sketch tops sale of works from Isabel Goldsmith collection at Christie’s

27 July 2022

A small work on paper by the symbolist Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) led a selection of works from the Isabel Goldsmith collection offered at Christie’s.

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Boudin goes with the flow in Cannes

25 July 2022

Besch Cannes Auctions holds its summer sale series in Cannes from August 13-16.

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Unterberger view of Venice tops Cheffins' summer sale

18 July 2022

A romanticised view of Venice by Austrian painter Franz Richard Unterberger (1838-1902) led the latest fine art sale staged by Cambridge saleroom Cheffins (24.5% buyer’s premium).

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London Art Week attracts strong US interest

11 July 2022

US museum curators and collectors were among the buyers at London Art Week (LAW) this month.

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