Old Master Paintings & Sculpture

Through Freeman’s Philadelphia-based auction house, as well as online, the dedicated team of specialists in their Old Master Paintings & Sculpture Department has established an international reputation for sales of these historically important works. Their knowledge of this art and its current market become essential elements to the overall successful sale of each item, ranging from gold ground paintings from the Italian Renaissance, to British portraits by famed court painters.

Freeman’s specialists use a combination of expertise and international exposure when working with both private buyers and discriminating collectors; this process maximizes results for our clients. Often taking center stage at these auctions are works by such masters as Hubert Robert, Jean-Baptiste Garnier, and Sir Peter Lely. Portraits by celebrated hands have resulted in strong results—an attribution to Sir Peter Lely, as well as to the German, Elias Gottlob Haussmann, both brought well into the six-figures.  The Haussmann portrait was helped along by a celebrated subject, the famed composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Freeman’s has seen recent successes from French 18th-century artists Hubert Robert and Jean-Baptiste Garnier, with two lots combining to bring over $400,000. Department Head David Weiss has frequently been featured discussing works by European artists on the popular TV show, Antiques Roadshow.

Freeman’s has two Old Master Paintings & Sculpture auctions each year in June and January. Through our website, we have become a leader in hosting online sales for buying and selling these works.  To make an appointment for a private and complimentary consultation, please contact one of our specialists.

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