Old Master Paintings

Sotheby’s Old Master Paintings Department offers paintings by European artists from the late 13th to the early 19th centuries. Our global team includes 20 dedicated specialists, many with a tenure of more than 15 years. Our six most senior experts have worked as a team for over 25 years. Their expertise covers all schools in this diverse category, including Dutch, Flemish, German, French, Spanish, British and Italian Old Master paintings.

Our specialists’ unparalleled relationships with established collectors and new buyers alike have resulted in numerous world records, including the highest price for any Old Master Painting sold at auction. Our recent sales have attracted individuals from nearly 70 countries, driving prices ever higher and procuring consistently strong returns for consignors. Sotheby’s has led this market for seven of the past ten years.

In London, Sotheby's major Old Master Paintings auctions take place in July and December and include Early British Paintings 1500–1850. In New York, major auctions are held in January and June. We conduct an auction in Paris in June as well. We hold auctions of more moderately valued works in London in April and October. Consignment deadlines are typically eight weeks prior to the sale.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Old Master Paintings sales, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 606 7230
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 6414
PARIS:
+33 1 53 05 53 94

Sotheby’s Old Master Paintings Department offers paintings by European artists from the late 13th to the early 19th centuries. Our global team includes 20 dedicated specialists, many with a tenure of more than 15 years. Our six most senior experts have worked as a team for over 25 years. Their expertise covers all schools in this diverse category, including Dutch, Flemish, German, French, Spanish, British and Italian Old Master paintings.

Our specialists’ unparalleled relationships with established collectors and new buyers alike have resulted in numerous world records, including the highest price for any Old Master Painting sold at auction. Our recent sales have attracted individuals from nearly 70 countries, driving prices ever higher and procuring consistently strong returns for consignors. Sotheby’s has led this market for seven of the past ten years.

In London, Sotheby's major Old Master Paintings auctions take place in July and December and include Early British Paintings 1500–1850. In New York, major auctions are held in January and June. We conduct an auction in Paris in June as well. We hold auctions of more moderately valued works in London in April and October. Consignment deadlines are typically eight weeks prior to the sale.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Old Master Paintings sales, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 606 7230
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 6414
PARIS:
+33 1 53 05 53 94

Specialists View All

Chairman, Executive Vice President, Co-Chairman, Old Master Paintings Worldwide
+1 212 606 7230
Senior Director, International Department Head, Old Master Paintings
+44 20 7293 5420
Co-Chairman, Worldwide Old Master Paintings & Drawings, Board Director, Old Master Paintings
+44 20 7293 5414
Senior Vice President, Head of Department, Old Master Paintings
+1 212 606 7230

Sotheby’s Old Master Paintings Department offers paintings by European artists from the late 13th to the early 19th centuries. Our global team includes 20 dedicated specialists, many with a tenure of more than 15 years. Our six most senior experts have worked as a team for over 25 years. Their expertise covers all schools in this diverse category, including Dutch, Flemish, German, French, Spanish, British and Italian Old Master paintings.

Our specialists’ unparalleled relationships with established collectors and new buyers alike have resulted in numerous world records, including the highest price for any Old Master Painting sold at auction. Our recent sales have attracted individuals from nearly 70 countries, driving prices ever higher and procuring consistently strong returns for consignors. Sotheby’s has led this market for seven of the past ten years.

In London, Sotheby's major Old Master Paintings auctions take place in July and December and include Early British Paintings 1500–1850. In New York, major auctions are held in January and June. We conduct an auction in Paris in June as well. We hold auctions of more moderately valued works in London in April and October. Consignment deadlines are typically eight weeks prior to the sale.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Old Master Paintings sales, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 606 7230
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 6414
PARIS:
+33 1 53 05 53 94