Artist not confirmed but Old Master tells a Florentine family history tale

24 June 2024

While the identity of the main artist was up for debate, the impressive ownership of a work sold in Austria was not in doubt

Gustav Klimt portrait

Klimt portrait sets Austrian auction record but fails to ignite bidding battle

25 April 2024

A late portrait by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) that emerged at Vienna auction house im Kinsky has sold for €30m (£25.9m).

Gustav Klimt portrait

Gustav Klimt portrait comes to Austrian auction after ownership settlement

06 February 2024

A late portrait by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) has emerged at Vienna auction house im Kinsky and will be offered on April 24 with an estimate of €30m-50m.


Leonardo copy rocks up in Vienna

18 December 2023

Plenty of potential takers emerged for an early copy of Leonardo’s 'Madonna of the Rocks' at the Dorotheum (25/20.84% buyer’s premium) sale of Old Masters.

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Yul Brynner behind the lens at auction in Vienna

20 November 2023

Spanning two sessions at Leitz Photographica in Vienna on November 24-25 are consignments from the personal collection of the late Yul Brynner (1920-1985) via his daughter Victoria.


Japanese weapon makers turned to peaceful pursuits

09 October 2023

An unusual, late 19th century figure of a hawk took top honours at Zacke’s (30% buyer’s premium) sale of Asian works of art on September 7-8.

Study for the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

Preparatory sketch for Raphael’s ‘ambitious project’ emerges in Vienna

05 October 2023

A study of a horse and rider billed as a late work by Raphael (1483-1520) is being offered at auction in Austria.


Hats off to a Hagenaur distinctive decorative figure

07 August 2023

A small selection of the distinctive decorative figures produced by the Austrian firm of Hagenaur featured in the sale of Decorative Arts held by Im Kinsky (28% buyer’s premium) on June 21.


Romantic view of the sky – seen from behind bars in a prison

24 July 2023

A canvas by the Romantic painter Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869) went for many times the guide at Kinsky (28% buyer’s premium) in Vienna.


Galizia heads a selection of ‘Old Mistresses’ on offer at Vienna auction

29 May 2023

A previously undocumented painting, bought from an English dealer by a European collector in 1995, shines at Vienna sale.


Wooden netsuke achieve top prices at Viennese auction house

29 May 2023

Wooden examples of the art of netsuke are now the focus of collectors following ivory restrictions.


Franco-Turkish artist Hamdi Bey's 'fashionable' picture takes €1m at auction

29 May 2023

Top lot of Dorotheum’s (25/20.84% buyer’s premium) Viennese sale of 19th century paintings on May 2 lived up to its expectations.


Artist rated as the first exponent of modern Turkish painting

27 March 2023

The Franco-Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey bridged the gap between Orient and Occident and is regarded as the first exponent of modern Turkish painting


Make a bone call when bidding for Chinese jiaguwen

27 February 2023

The Shang period (c.1600-1045BC) is the first of China’s many epochs from which written documents survive.


Bellotto by royal appointment

02 January 2023

One of four works as commission for the Polish king is the star lot of an Austrian collection


Madonna makes second-highest Bellini sum

21 November 2022

A Madonna and Child by the Venetian Renaissance Master Giovanni Bellini (c.1430-1516) and assistant sold in Vienna for a hammer price of €1.13m (£982,610).


Viennese work surfaces as Steinbach celebrates 50 years

17 October 2022

Vienna antiquarian bookseller Michael Steinbach is celebrating 50 years in the business and has produced a catalogue to mark the milestone.


Die Brücke group works prove sought after among German Expressionist works at Munich auction

04 July 2022

Ketterer’s (25/20% buyer’s premium) recent evening sale in Munich got off to a perfect start.

Titian's The Penitent Magdalen

Vienna sale sets third-highest Titian price

16 May 2022

A late version of the Penitent Magdalen by Titian (c.1485- 1576) that surfaced at Austrian saleroom Dorotheum has sold for €4.1m (£3.5m).


Romanian artist Brauner does the twist

09 May 2022

The Romanian artist Victor Brauner is known above all for his disturbing Surrealist paintings, often incorporating violent scenes.