From the fashionable boulevards and drawing rooms of Belle Époque Paris to the sophisticated women and men who inhabited them, paintings in Sotheby’s auction of 19th Century European Art offer spectacular scenes from the era. Artists celebrated modernity and consumer culture and embraced fashion as a vibrant symbol of the age. Our specialist Jonquil O’Reilly takes a close look at sumptuous 19th-century style in six beautiful paintings from our upcoming sale.
19th Century European Art
18 May | New York