Sotheby’s inaugural Art of Travel and Exploration sale this December showcases work by western artists who went beyond the familiar sites of Europe and the Mediterranean to destinations further afield. From China to South America, and from the Poles to Africa, these artist-travellers recorded their experiences in evocative scenes of daily life, topographical views, and exotic images of flora and fauna.
The sale will take place during 19th Century Week at Sotheby’s, alongside our sales of 19th Century European Paintings, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, and 19th Century Sculpture.
Already consigned is an important view of the sugar plantation at San Esteban de Puerto Cabello, by Ferdinand Bellermann.
We are now accepting consignments to the sale. Artists of particular interest include Edwin Lord Weeks, Wilhelm Kuhnert, Thomas and William Daniell, Johann Moritz Rugendas, José María Velasco, Thomas Baines, and Eugene von Guerard. For a gratis and confidential estimate or further information, please contact one of the specialists listed below.