The European Art Sale Part II
Online Auction: 21–29 January 2022 • 10:00 AM EST • New York

The European Art Sale Part II 21–29 January 2022 • 10:00 AM EST • New York

S otheby’s is pleased to present the January Online sale of European Works of Art. 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, Belle Époque, Sporting, and Maritime genres. With enticing estimates, including property offered without reserve, this sale presents an opportunity for new as well as established collectors to discover this diverse category. Highlights include an impressive group of Sporting paintings by father and son painters John Herring Sr. and Jr., Heywood Hardy, John Sartorius, and John Ferneley, bucolic landscapes by Paul Trouillebert and Jules Dupré, and exquisitely painted cardinals taking tea, reviewing correspondence, and conversing in ornate interiors by Georges Croegaert.

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Masters Week exhibitions open at 10am on January 22 with the final sale exhibitions closing on January 27 at 5pm.  To schedule an appointment to view the exhibitions in person, please click here or contact or +1 212 606 7171. Walk-ins are also welcome. You can read more about our safety requirements here.

Auction Highlights

Property from the Collection of the Late Paula and Don Gaston

S otheby’s is proud to be offering works from the collection of the late Paula and Don Gaston, including 19th century and Old Master paintings, throughout Masters Week 2022.

Paula and Don Gaston

Lifelong collectors, Don and Paula met at the tender age of fourteen, and married five years later in their native Nacogdoches, Texas. They started their family in Houston and moved to Greenwich, CT in 1967, where they lived out the rest of their lives. Don became treasurer and controller of Gulf and Western Industries in 1962, was elected to the company’s board of directors in 1966 and the following year was appointed as Executive Vice President. In 1982, Don left Gulf and Western to form Richfield Holdings Ltd., an investment group that purchased Providence Capitol Insurance Company and Famous Players Canadian Corporation from Gulf and Western. In 1983, Don became Chairman of the Boston Celtics who, during his tenure, went on to win two championships (1984 and 1986).

The Gastons loved surrounding themselves with wonderful paintings and objects. Their collecting knowledge grew out of curiosity and they developed a keen eye for quality. From bustling Paris boulevards to sporting portraits and playful genre scenes, the Gaston collection epitomizes the elegance and grandeur of nineteenth-century leisure and sophistication.

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