Since Sotheby’s inaugural sale of 19th and 20th century Spanish paintings in London in 2000, we have become the market leader in this field. We have sold more than 400 works achieving over £55 million. Leading the field by both value and volume is the work of the Valencian painter Joaquín Sorolla, for whom we hold the world auction record for the sale of Antes del baño for £3.7 million. Since 2011, we have sold eleven works by Sorolla for more than £7.5 million.
Other artists whose works feature regularly in these sales include Ramón Casas, Raimundo de Madrazo, Joaquín Mir, Isidro Nonell, Julio Romero de Torres, Santiago Rusiñol, José Gutierréz Solana and Ignacio Zuloaga.
Sotheby’s offers Spanish paintings in our 19th Century European Paintings sales in New York and London.