Sotheby’s auction of 19th Century European Paintings in London on 13 December showcases works of exceptional quality by artists working around Europe. Nordic highlights include Vilhelm Hammershøi’s Woman Before a Mirror, Strandgade 30, which perfectly exemplifies the artist’s quiet poetry. The Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla’s Stormy Afternoon leads the Spanish section, while Gustave Moreau’s rare watercolour Hélène marks the culmination of this subject in the artist’s oeuvre. Click ahead to see highlights from the sale.
19th Century European Paintings
13 December 2017 London