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.

Vilhelm Hammershøi interior scene

Sotheby’s to offer Hammershøi painting in Imps & Mods auction in New York

23 October 2017

Is demand for the great Dane becoming more international? Works by the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) typically feature in 19th century European art sales but Sotheby’s have selected an Impressionist & Modern Art evening auction in New York for its latest offering.

Eugène Delacroix sketch

Sketch for Delacroix’s seminal painting ‘Liberty Leading the People’ offered at auction

18 October 2017

Auction house Christie’s is expecting a sketch for Eugène Delacroix’s (1798-1863) great painting ‘Liberty Leading the People’ to fetch up to £1m when offered in December.


ATG letter: Help us find the missing Bukovac

02 October 2017

MADAM – I am writing to inform your readers of my search for the paintings of the Croatian artist Vlaho Bukovac (1855-1922). His two main patrons in this country were Samson Fox in Harrogate and Richard LeDoux in Liverpool.

Peasant girl

Previews: £30,000 plus

04 September 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.


Auction record at Swiss sale for rediscovered work by Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela

07 August 2017

The unexpected highlight of a recent sale at Beurret & Bailly (20% buyer’s premium) in Basel was a work by the Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) which had been considered lost for over a century.


The German-born artist who went native in the US

07 August 2017

The biggest sensation at Scheublein (26% buyer’s premium) in Munich on June 30 was caused by an oil painting of American Indians from the mid-19th century. It was an oil study for a famous painting by Carl Ferdinand Wimar (1828-62), who also went by the name of Charles Wimar.


Werner’s welcome return to the Holy Rock

07 August 2017

More 19th century art was offered in London when over 120 lots of European and Orientalist pictures went under the hammer at Christie’s.


Picture reveals history of French auctions hub

03 July 2017

It is high season for sales in Paris and the Drouot auction centre, home to 75 firms, is busy with its usual roster across all disciplines.


You’re so 19th century, darling

26 June 2017

It is tempting to write off 19th century pictures as passé. A field relegated to the dusty corners of the art market, while contemporary art reigns supreme.


Christie’s auction call to prayer in London

26 June 2017

More 19th century pictures will go under the hammer this summer at auction houses in London. Christie’s dedicated sale in King Street on July 13 is led by a collection of 46 Orientalist works.


Venice: going, going, gondola…

26 June 2017

Consigned from a deceased estate, a 19th century oil of a popular Venetian view topped Mitchells’ (20% buyer’s premium) June 1 auction in Cockermouth, Cumbria.


Fitzwilliam Museum secures rediscovered Gérôme painting from dealer Daniel Katz

16 June 2017

A recently rediscovered Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) painting has been bought by the Fitzwilliam Museum from dealer Daniel Katz.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.