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Event Date13 October 11:00 AM EDT | Live auction 19990

European Art Part I

New York
European Art Part I

Sale Overview

The European Art Part I sale is a masterpiece-level sale which offers a curated platform for paintings and sculptures of extraordinary quality by the most sought-after artists of the different schools of 19th century Europe. The most important sale offered in this category annually, this sale highlights the innovation and diversity of this vibrant period in the history of art. Among the highlights is an important work by Peder Severin Krøyer, from the artist’s acclaimed ‘blue period.’ Other highlights include exceptional works by Giovanni Segantini, Herbert James Draper, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Vilhelm Hammershøi,  Giovanni Boldini, William Adolphe Bouguereau and Julius LeBlanc Stewart, among others.


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13 Oct 11:00 AM (EDT)

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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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