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Nine Genres Found in Every Great European Art Collection

A reflection of the continent’s diversifying locales and technological innovations, 19th-century European art uniquely captures the subjects of its time while also nodding to a romanticised past. In Sotheby’s Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art sale, depictions of bustling cities and contemporary fashion can be found alongside orientalist fantasies and idyllic rural scenes. Our upcoming sale presents a perfect opportunity for an aspiring buyer to start a comprehensive and informed collection of the period’s varied artistic genres and movements. Click ahead to discover nine quintessential 19th-century works of art.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art
1 February | New York