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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Essex sale benefits from Herculean effort

12 June 2017

A major work by French academy painter Edouard Joseph Dantan (1846-97), unseen for over a century, has emerged at an auction in Colchester.

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Daubigny goes with the flow

05 June 2017

A Charles-Francois Daubigny (1817-78) painting that had been in the same private collection since 1963 topped Nesbits’ (19% buyer’s premium) sale in Portsmouth on May 17.

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Painting by Javanese prince emerges at Van Ham in Cologne

08 May 2017

On May 19, not for the first time, Van Ham in Cologne is selling a painting by Raden Saleh Ben Jaggia (1811-80), a Javanese prince who made a career for himself during the 22 years he spent in Europe, mainly in The Netherlands and Germany.

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Specialists welcome in a strong start to the picture sales scene

05 April 2017

Salisbury is latest auction house finding a sense of optimism despite some patchy areas

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Perspectives from a Grand Tour

01 April 2017

Private works on a European theme yield strong prices in Cambridgeshire sale...

Ivan Pokhitonov painting at auction

Painting by Russian artist Pokhitonov among auction lots from private London club

29 March 2017

A private members’ club in London is selling a collection of paintings that once hung on the walls of its grand dining room, drawing room and corridors.

April by Maurice Denis

International previews: Maurice Denis painting in Vannes

25 March 2017

This large, 6ft (1.8m) diameter circular oil on canvas, 'April' is the work of the Nabis painter Maurice Denis. It is one of three ceiling panels commissioned from the artist by the musician Ernest Chausson for his Parisian town house between 1894 and 1899.

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Minorca port scenes buck today’s market

18 March 2017

Owing to today’s minimalist taste, Continental views of 19th century ports are not an easy sell. This pair of canvases proved otherwise when they topped Thomson Roddick’s (15% buyer’s premium) March 18 sale in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Peder Severin Kroyer's scene of Skagen Beach

Peder Severin Kroyer’s summer view at Skagen takes €580,000 at Bruun Rasmussen

07 March 2017

An oil study by the Danish artist Peder Severin Kroyer for one of his best known and final masterworks has sold for €580,000 (£495,725) at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen.

Bonfire on Skagen Beach by Peder Severin Kroyer

Bonfire on the beach: Danish artist’s last masterwork comes to auction

22 February 2017

This dramatic study for the last masterwork produced by the Danish artist Peder Severin Kroyer (1851-1909) will be one of the highlights of the paintings and drawings sale at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen later this month.

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Van Gogh Museum unveils new high-tech print series in London

09 February 2017

The Van Gogh Museum has unveiled a series of prints of nine works by the great artist recreated with three-dimensional technology.

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld drawing

German drawing sells at auction for €1.7m following restitution

15 December 2016

A remarkable drawing by German artist Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872) that was recently restituted to the family of a Holocaust victim has sold for €1.7m (£1.44m) at an auction in Berlin.

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New folk art and furniture gallery for Bermondsey as dealers open first space

20 October 2016

A pair of folk art and furniture dealers aim to be Bermondsey’s “go-to” for furniture and interior décor with the opening of their first gallery.

Still life 'Roses' by Henri Fantin-Latour

Still life painting once owned by Chelsea Flower Show founding father up for auction

08 September 2016

A painting once owned by Sir Harry Veitch, founder of the Chelsea Flower Show, will be offered for sale at Bonhams’ in London later this month.

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld drawing

Restituted German Romantic drawing for sale at Berlin auction in November

07 September 2016

A much-exhibited early 19th century drawing, restituted in August to the heirs of a Holocaust victim, has immediately appeared for sale in Germany.

At Handeck by Alexandre Calame

Leading collector of romantic landscapes donates two works to the National Gallery in London

18 May 2016

Two landscapes by 19th century European artists have been donated to the National Gallery by Asbjørn Lunde, an American of Norwegian extraction who is one of the world’s top collectors in the field.

Eugène Delacroix portrait of George Sand

Musée Delacroix buys portrait of George Sand at Fontainebleau auction

21 April 2016

A portrait by Eugène Delacroix redolent with associations to Nineteenth century French Romanticism has been secured by the Paris museum dedicated to his work.

Stolen Dutch paintings found in Swiss auction

22 February 2016

The Art Loss Register (ALR) has located two paintings stolen from a home in Amsterdam in 2010.

Christie’s return to 19th century European art sales

14 February 2011

CHRISTIE’S have decided to re-introduce dedicated 19th century European art sales, with the first taking place in London on June 15.

MacDougall’s launch Old Masters department

13 September 2010

LONDON-based Russian art specialists MacDougall’s have appointed three people to establish an Old Masters and 19th century European art department.

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