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Event Date21 April 02:00 PM EDT | Live auction 19724

European Art

New York
European Art

Sale Overview

Christie’s European Art sale offers a curated selection of works from one of the most diverse and revolutionary eras in the history of art. Spanning from the years following the French Revolution into the early 20th century’s Art Nouveau style, the category encompasses nearly 90,000 artists from the many movements of the era. From the landscapes of the Barbizon painters to the bustling cities of the Belle Époque, the sale also includes works from the Victorian, Orientalist, Realist, German and Academic schools, among others. All of the elegance and transformation to modernity that the 19th Century embodies is captured in the paintings and sculptures presented in this sale. Highlights include works by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Léon Lhermitte, Paul-César Helleu, Jean-François Raffaëlli, Hughes Merle, Alfred J. Munnings and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, among others.


Auction times
21 Apr 02:00 PM (EDT) Lots 1-88

Our specialist’s selection

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Laura H. Mathis

Laura H. Mathis

Specialist, Head of Sale | 19th Century European Art

Laura Mathis joined the 19th Century European Art Department in 2015 and has been the New York department’s Head of Sale since 2018. She is a graduate of NYU's Department of Art History and began her career working at Richard L Feigen and Company in New York, one of the city’s premier Old Master and 19th Century galleries. Following this, she received her MA with distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and returned to New York to begin her work at Christie’s. She is responsible for sourcing, cataloguing and promoting pictures for the department’s bi-annual sales and works closely with Christie’s international department on sales at other sale sites as well. Laura has a particular academic interest in Scandinavian, Symbolist, and Art Nouveau painting.
Deborah Coy

Deborah Coy

Senior Vice President, Head of Department | 19th Century European Art

Deborah Coy returned to Christie’s in 2011 as Vice President, Senior Specialist for 19th Century European Art. From 2009 until 2011 she was Head of European Paintings at another major auction house in New York, and from 2003 to 2009, she was Head of the 19th Century European Department at Christie's New York. Deborah also served for 15 years as Senior Fine Arts Appraiser in Christie’s Estates & Appraisals department, where her responsibilities included appraising paintings and drawings from all areas and centuries. In her current role, Ms. Coy is responsible for organizing the department’s sales, overseeing appraisals, and piloting long-term business and client development. Ms. Coy earned her B.A. in Art History from Wellesley College, an M.A. in Art History from Williams College, and holds a J.D. from Villanova University.

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