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Event Date1 October 10:00 AM EDT - 15 October 10:00 AM EDT | Online auction 19991

European Art Part II

New York
European Art Part II

Sale Overview

Led by Georges Antoine Rochegrosse’s acclaimed Salon triptych La légende merveilleuse de la reine de Saba du roi Salomon, the European Art Part II auction offers a strong selection of fresh to the market paintings and sculpture by leading artists who reflect the extraordinary diversity of this pivotal period of art history. Additional highlights include an elegant head study by William Adolphe Bouguereau, two charming small-scale paintings from Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, and a wonderful study by Jules Breton for one of the figures in his Salon painting La bénédiction des blés en Artois. There is a strong group of paintings by the Barbizon painters, including works by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Théodore Rousseau and Narcisse Díaz de la Peña, and a broad selection of Sporting art, including paintings and works on paper.  Sculptures in both marble and bronze round out the sale.

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01 Oct 10:00 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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