S otheby’s is pleased to present the April Online sale of European Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture. Representing the rich artistic diversity of the 19th century, this sale features art that spans a variety of European countries and schools, led by the Barbizon, Orientalist, Sporting and Belle Époque genres.
With enticing estimates and a group of property offered without reserve, this sale presents an opportunity for new as well as established collectors to discover this diverse category.
All successful buyers will be contacted to discuss options for shipment and collection of property – please note that global shipments are currently experiencing delays.
The auction is led by French painter Guillaume Seignac’s Love's Offering. Seignac’s graceful model reflects the Academic ideals espoused by William Bouguereau, his teacher at the Académie Julian. Seignac’s embrace of classical subject matter and his technical mastery found critical success at the Paris Salons and earned him the admiration of 19th century collectors both in Europe and America.
Guillaume Seignac, Love's Offering
Estimate $30,000 – 40,000
Pleasures of Home
Artworks by Alberto Pasini, Henrik August Ankarcrona and James Webb, among others, capture the vibrant landscapes and culture of North Africa and the Middle East, subjects that arrested the imagination of many 19th century collectors.
An Orientalist Vision
In the 19th century, painters throughout Europe were inspired to paint the landscapes they saw out their window, whether the urban rush of the city or the pastoral countryside.