Led by works by Julius Leblanc Stewart and John Frederick Herring Sr., Sotheby's 3 November sale of 19th Century European Art achieved a total of $10,150,000 including buyers premium. Another highlight of the morning was Carl Kahler's My Wife's Lovers which sold for almost three times its high estimate.
Details Sotheby’s November 3rd auction of 19th Century European Art in New York brings together the very best examples by celebrated artists from this diverse collecting category. Highlights include Anders Zorn’s masterpiece A Portrait Of The Daughters Of Ramón Subercaseaux, as well as an important group of drawings by Jean François Millet, including a study for his most celebrated painting, Les glaneuses. Major re-discoveries are also featured in the sale, such as Jean Leon Gérôme’s Prière dans la mosquée, Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier’s Les Deux Amis, and William Bouguereau’s Jeune fille aux raisins, alongside major paintings by John Frederick Herring Sr., Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Alfred Stevens, Julius Leblanc Stewart, Gustave Moreau and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.