Orientalist Paintings

Orientalist & Middle Eastern Week

Sotheby’s Middle East and 19th Century European Paintings departments are delighted to announce Orientalist & Middle Eastern Week in London, encompassing the Orientalist sale, Arts of the Islamic World, and 20th Century Art/ Middle East.

These three dedicated sales will be held during the same week in our Bond Street galleries, showcasing art produced under the aegis of multiple Islamic empires which flourished from the ninth to nineteenth centuries in North Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Persia and India; as well as the influence and sway these regions had on artists from Europe, who pioneered the Orientalist genre in Western art. Collectors and connoisseurs will also be able to view the artistic output of the modern generation of artists, continuing this fascinating thread of historic visual ideas and cultures.



Friday 21 April 9 am-4.30 pm

Saturday 22 April 12 noon-5 pm

Sunday 23 April 12 noon-5 pm

Monday 24 April 9 am-4.30 pm

Tuesday, 25 April 9am–4:30pm ( Arts of the Islamic World only)


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One Thousand Years of History in Nine Treasures


The Anatomy of an Astrolabe


Two Monumental Depictions of the Hajj to Mecca


Anatomy of an Artwork: The Arrival of the Mahmal at an Oasis


The Painting That Was Too Big for London’s ICA

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