Old Masters

Traditionally this sector is defined as works by master painters working in Europe from before 1800. It includes Renaissance artists and Dutch Golden Age painters for example. Today Old Master auctions in London and New York will include works by British artists as well as some 19th century works.


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Celebs give Old Masters the glitz

23 July 2018

Can endorsement by stars such as Beyoncé and Victoria Beckham boost the market?

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Mixed auction results as £4.6m Rubens tops Old Masters series

09 July 2018

The July Old Master auctions in London were a mixed affair with the lack of blockbuster lots meaning the overall total was down on the levels of the last two years.

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National Gallery acquires record-setting self-portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi for £3.6m from London gallery

06 July 2018

A recently discovered self-portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi, the celebrated Italian Baroque artist, has been acquired by the National Gallery in London for £3.6m.

Christ Presented to The People, a Rembrandt drypoint

Record for a Rembrandt print at Christie’s Old Master sale

06 July 2018

Christie’s latest evening sale of Old Masters in London generated a premium inclusive total of £31.2m with records posted for painting by Gerard David (c.1460-1523) and a print by Rembrandt (1606-69).

Otto Naumann

Veteran New York dealer Otto Naumann joins Sotheby’s

05 July 2018

Old Master dealer Otto Naumann has joined auction house Sotheby’s as senior vice president and client development director in its Old Master paintings division.

Jacob Ochtervelt's The Oyster Meal

Dutch Old Master looted at Arnhem sells for £1.6m at Sotheby’s auction

05 July 2018

A Dutch Old Master painting looted by the Nazis after the Battle of Arnhem but now returned to its rightful owners after 73 years has sold at Sotheby’s for £1.6m.

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Old Masters fly high in Paris

02 July 2018

The Paris high season is a time when classic sales of traditional fare are as much to the fore as buoyant sectors such as Asian, contemporary and modern and tribal art.

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Art dealer in court over export of Giotto painting

29 June 2018

A London art dealer is in a high court battle with the Arts Council over the export of a Giotto di Bondone painting valued at £10m.

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See the Old Masters hanging out in Mayfair with Victoria Beckham

25 June 2018

Pop star-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham is displaying 16 Old Master paintings at her Dover Street store in Mayfair as part of a tie-up with auction house Sotheby’s.

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Rediscovered: Canova’s ‘Giorgione’ hoax for sale at London Art Week

18 June 2018

A painting created by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) as an 18th century art world prank has been rediscovered after more than 200 years.

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A traditional British picture show that is Taylor made

18 June 2018

Karen Taylor Fine Art returns to Illustrationcupboard Gallery for a second summer show, bringing a selection of British 18th and 19th century paintings and drawings this month.

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Rubens portrait emerges at South African auction house

16 June 2018

A portrait of an old man attributed to Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) has emerged at South African saleroom Stephan Welz & Co.

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Rediscovered Canova ‘self-portrait’ of Giorgione which tricked art experts goes on offer in London for nearly £1m

14 June 2018

A painting at the centre of a legendary art world hoax has been rediscovered after hundreds of years.

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Mattia Preti painting of St Sebastian emerges at Madrid sale

04 June 2018

This canvas of the martyrdom of St Sebastian by the Italian Baroque artist Mattia Preti (1613-99) is closely related to one of his most famous works of the same subject, in the Capodimonte Museum in Naples.

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Sir Francis Drake shown 'warts and all' at Bonhams’ Old Master auction

01 June 2018

Bonhams is offering a portrait at its upcoming Old Master sale in London which is being billed as one of the earliest paintings of Sir Francis Drake.

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Dutch art dealer announces major Rembrandt portrait discovery

21 May 2018

A work bought by a dealer at a Christie’s Old Master day sale in London in December 2016, where it was catalogued as ‘circle of Rembrandt (1606-1669)’, has now been attributed to the hand of the master.

Rembrandt portrait

“You’re looking at a human being instead of an image of a person” – art dealer on how he made a spectacular Rembrandt discovery

18 May 2018

When art dealer Jan Six viewed a portrait at Christie’s catalogued as ‘circle of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669)’ in 2016, he was convinced it was by the hand of the master. Two years on, it has now gone on view in Amsterdam with its attribution fully confirmed by scholars.

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Pietro Liberi's Allegory of Spring unveiled in Rome auction

14 May 2018

This Allegory of Spring by the 17th century Italian artist Pietro Liberi (Padua 1605-Venice 1687) is one of the works in the May 21 auction of Old Master paintings and furnishings that opens Babuino’s next auction series in Rome.

Peter Paul Rubens, ‘Portrait of Clara Serena, the Artist's Daughter’

‘Copy’ of Rubens sold by Met Museum now offered at Christie’s after attribution upgraded

02 May 2018

A painting thought to be a copy of a Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) portrait when it was deaccessioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art will now be offered at Christie’s in London with a full attribution. It will carry an estimate of £3m-5m.

Juan de Zurbaran still life

Sotheby’s brokers sale of rare Juan de Zurbarán still life to National Gallery

27 April 2018

Sotheby’s has negotiated the private sale of a still life by Juan de Zurbarán (1620-1649) to the National Gallery, London.

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