19th & 20th Century European Paintings & Sculpture
An essential component towards the overall success of any auction is the knowledge of current market conditions and expertise of the specialists involved. Freeman’s Department of 19th & 20th-Century European Paintings & Sculpture specialists hold international recognition for these sales at our Philadelphia auction house location--as well as online--with European paintings offered typically dating from the late 18th to the mid- 20th-century. They often encompass genre scenes, portraiture, still life, and landscape and narrative paintings from Britain, Austria, Germany, France (including the Barbizon School), Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, and the Lowland Countries, as well as from Poland and Russia.
Sculptures at these auctions have included bronzes by the “animalier” sculptors such as Barye, as well as British Victorian bronzes, Italian marbles, and decorative bronzes from across the continent from France to Russia. Recent European paintings sale successes include a work by Eugene Louis Boudin (French 1824-1898)—"Estuary with Sailboats and Lighthouses"—which attracted a great deal of phone and live online auction attention, selling for $170,500. Another resounding success was the sale of a sculpture by Milly Steger-- "Figure of a Dancer"—selling for $70,150 and setting an auction record for the German artist. We have an extensive client base in all of these countries from which works originate, as well as a strong internet presence.
Works offered at these sales at Freeman's will often return to their point of origin, such as those from the highly successful George D Horst Collection of Fine Art. Auction highlights are frequently exhibited in London to further international exposure, and, as a result, gaining greater access the European market.
Freeman’s offers 19th & 20th-Century European Paintings & Sculpture in two annual sales within the European art auctions. Please contact one of our specialists to schedule an appointment for your private and complimentary consultation.