19th Century European Art

Christie’s 19th Century European Art holds biannual sales in London and New York offering important works from the diverse movements of this revolutionary era. The category encompasses nearly 90,000 artists, including those from the Symbolist, Orientalist, Realist, Scandinavian and Academic schools, as well as the Barbizon painters and the chroniclers of the elegant Belle Époque.  Christie’s holds world auction records for the most significant artists in this category – including Eugène Delacroix, Théodore Gericault, Gustave Courbet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Jacques-Émile Blanche, Jean Béraud and William Bouguereau, among others.


In order to meet the global demand for 19th century works our team of specialists introduced a yearly Masterpiece sale, held in New York during the fall season, to offer the highest-quality works from this category to the international market on a dedicated platform. Since its institution, this premier platform has generated considerable interest from new collectors and seen the New York department achieve a 70% market share for works in this category sold for more than $500,000.

Specialists are available to provide confidential valuations and field Private Sales enquiries from our offices around the world. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about buying and selling 19th Century European Art.