Orientalist Art Consignment
The Orientalist Sale, launched by Sotheby’s as an annual event in 2012 and now in its seventh season, brings together paintings representing the landscapes, people and customs of North Africa, Egypt, the Levant, Arabia, and the Ottoman world during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Showcased artists have included Georg Emanuel Opiz, Edwin Lord Weeks, Paul Joanowits, Cesare Dell'Acqua, Anders Zorn, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Theodoros Ralli, Jean Discart, Eugène Girardet and Frederick Arthur Bridgman. If you own an Orientalist painting that you are interested in selling, simply submit through our easy-to-use and confidential online estimate form. Our team of specialists will review your submission and issue preliminary estimates for items that can be included in our sales.
Recent live and online auctions have performed beyond our expectations, surging past pre-sale estimates and demonstrating broadened enthusiasm for this category. Demonstrating the growing, global appetite for Orientalist paintings, our last auctions of Orientalist and Middle Eastern art in London saw over 400 participants hailing from 44 countries.200 Years of Oriental MasterworksLaunch Slideshow
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time to sell my Orientalist painting?Orientalism, 19th-Century Western artists’ depictions of what were considered to be exotic Eastern cultures and locations, is a collecting category with a global audience at Sotheby’s. The market for Orientalist art continues to show strength, especially for evocative subjects that bring the region to life or shed light on its history. With our annual sales in London as well as other 19th century art sales throughout the year, Sotheby's offers multiple ways to sell your Orientalist painting. When you request an estimated sale price online, our specialists will discuss with you the best time to sell your artwork.
- When does Sotheby's sell Orientalist paintings?You can consign an oil painting for the annual spring Orientalist live auction at any point throughout the year. Orientalist paintings are also sold in various other online and live auctions throughout the year. Request a complimentary auction 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 Orientalist 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.
Sotheby’s is your best resource to sell an Orientalist painting, drawing, sketch or etching such a 19th century landscape, portrait or still life by an Orientalist master such as Georg Emanuel Opiz, Eugène Delacroix, Ludwig Deutsch, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Gustav Bauernfeind, Faust Zonaro, David Roberts, Eugène Girardet, Edwin Lord Weeks, Paul Joanowits, John Frederick Lewis, Cesare Dell'Acqua, Anders Zorn, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Cesare Dell'Acqua, Theodoros Ralli, Jean Discart, Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Etienne Dinet, Charles Wilda, Jacques Majorelle, Raphael Von Ambros, Charles Tschaggeny, Henri Rousseau, Rubens Santoro, Jules Van Biesbroeck, Giulio Rosati, Rudolf Ernst, Leonardo de Mango, Amadeo Presiosi, Jules Coignet, Fabius Brest, Ferencz Eisenhut, Ippolito Caffi, Victor Huguet, Edmund Aubrey Hunt, Georges Bretegnier, Georges Washington, Addison Thomas Millar, Adolf von Meckel, Otto Pilny, Franz Kosler, Rudolf Hellgrewe, Hermann Corrodi, Adam Styka or other collectible Orientalist artists.