Seth Armitage

  • Vice President | Co-Head of Department
New York


Seth Armitage joined Sotheby’s in 2000.

Serving as a Specialist in 19th Century European Art since 2004, he has catalogued each of the biannual sales, working closely with the world’s preeminent art scholars. In the process, he has rediscovered a number of masterworks from the period, including Jehan-Georges Vibert’s Gulliver and the Lilliuptians, which achieved $1.5 million—the auction record for the artist. Mr Armitage advises key private American collectors seeking works from significant 19th century European artists such as William Bouguereau, Emile Munier, Leon Jean Basile Perrault and Arthur John Elsley.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Vassar College and a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Late 19th Century Art from the University of Chicago.

Read More

Related Videos

Upcoming Auctions

We use our own and third party cookies to enable you to navigate around our Site, use its features and engage on social media, and to allow us to perform analytics, remember your preferences, provide services that you have requested and produce content and advertisements tailored to your interests, both on our Site as well as others. For more information, or to learn how to change your cookie or marketing preferences, please see our updated Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy.