Topographical Paintings and Drawings


Sotheby’s leads the market for views of Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa in our annual Orientalist sales each April in London. Demand for views of Egypt, Israel and Istanbul has been particularly strong among collectors in recent years. In response to demand for works by leading artist-travellers and topographical views, Sotheby’s is launching a new sale, Art of Travel and Exploration, this 13 December 2018 in London. Distinct from the annual Orientalist Sale, the sale showcases work by mainly western artists who went beyond the familiar sites of Europe and the Mediterranean to destinations further afield. From China to South America, and from the Poles to Africa, these artist-travellers recorded their experiences in evocative scenes of daily life, topographical views, and exotic images of flora and fauna. Please follow the link to the sale page or contact one of the specialists for further information.

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