Outstanding Results for 19th Century European Art, Including Two Records for Women Artists

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Sotheby’s 2019 Masters Week saw exceptional sales of European paintings, including French Academic, Realist and Victorian art. New records were set for diverse artists from Wilhelm Kuhnert, to female artists Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau and Virginie Demont-Breton, whose groundbreaking efforts continue to benefit artists and audiences today. Seven works by William Bouguereau were sold, demonstrating the demand for works by the master of French Academic, and four works by Jules Breton were sold for $2.2 million – far surpassing the group’s high estimate of $1.3 million. Ahead, discover more of the top-selling lots from the European Art and The Gilded Age Revisited: Property from a Distinguished American Collection auctions.

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Outstanding Results for 19th Century European Art, Including Two Records for Women Artists

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