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.


The late, late show at TEFAF

02 April 2018

Good things come to those who wait. That is exactly what happened for Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts. At last year’s TEFAF Maastricht a Dutch collector showed interest in a painting on his stand by Jacob Henricus Maris.


Wide range of drawings feature at Drouot sales

12 March 2018

There is, of course, no shortage of works on paper to be found on sale at the Drouot auction centre either in the form of dedicated auctions or as sections within mixed-discipline sales.


Antwerp view tops last of the West Horsley Place lots at auction

29 January 2018

An 1894 pencil drawing of a street in Antwerp by Walter Frederick Osborne (1859-1903) was among the last contents offered at auction from West Horsley Place, the Grade I-listed mansion in Surrey owned by historian and broadcaster Bamber Gascoigne.


Delacroix sketch sells at £2.6m

18 December 2017

Strong competition emerged for an oil sketch for Eugène Delacroix’s 'Liberty Leading the People' at Christie’s in London on December 14.

Eugene Delacroix ‘Liberty Leading the People’

The value of Liberty – sketch for Eugène Delacroix’s famous painting bid to record sum at Christie’s

16 December 2017

An oil sketch by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) for his renowned painting ‘Liberty Leading the People’ was knocked down at £2.6m at auction in London this week.

Adrian Biddell

Ex-Sotheby’s auctioneer explains why he decided to become a dealer – video

14 December 2017

“There are many opportunities outside auction,” says Adrian Biddell, the former Sotheby’s head of 19th century European paintings who has recently launched his own dealership.

Plum Tree in Blossom by Bruno Liljefors

Visions of Finland – dealers collaborate on London show coinciding with centenary events

29 November 2017

An exhibition aiming to invigorate interest in Finnish art opened in London this week.


L’Arc de Triomphe comes to Dallas

20 November 2017

The French artist Jean Béraud (1848- 1935) was renowned for his numerous depictions of life in Paris.

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.