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How to Sell Barbizon School Paintings with Sotheby's

Barbizon Paintings Consigned with Sotheby's

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Get Started with an Estimate

Wonder how much your Barbizon painting might be worth and how to sell it? Simply follow the steps below and Sotheby's will recommend the best approach for selling your item.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to consign my Barbizon School painting?
    Exceptional Barbizon School paintings and other 19th Century European paintings are in demand by discerning collectors and enthusiasts throughout the year. Sotheby’s auctions of 19th Century European Art bring together extraordinary paintings that showcase the richness of this collecting category. With access to the world's top collectors, Sotheby's is the best venue to sell your Barbizon painting. When you submit images of your artwork online, our specialists will discuss with you which sale is the best fit for your piece.
  • When does Sotheby's sell Barbizon paintings?
    You can consign an Barbizon painting at any point throughout the year for one of our live or online 19th century painting sales. Barbizon paintings are also sold in various online and live auctions throughout the year. Request a complimentary estimate to discover how our specialists might value your painting and in which type of sale it might achieve the highest price.
  • How do I ship my Barbizon painting to Sotheby's for sale?
    Once our specialists have provided you with an auction estimate, they will help you with the shipping process. We work with the best fine art shippers around the globe to provide you with a seamless, insured and safe shipping experience.
  • What is the Barbizon School?
    A town in the Ile-de-France region, Barbizon is located some sixty kilometers south-east of Paris, on the edge of the Fontainebleau Forest. The village attracted a number of painters during the nineteenth century, who made their home there and came to be known as the Barbizon school, including artists such as Corot, Millet and Théodore Rousseau. Influenced by the rural subject-matter, they often depicted scenes of everyday life such as landscapes with figures such as farmers, mowers or stone breakers working in the fields.