The European Art Part I sale is an innovative, masterpiece-level sale which offers a curated platform for pictures of extraordinary quality by the most sought-after artists of the different schools of 19th century Europe. This new presentation of the field of 19th century European Art worldwide has allowed this diverse and often revolutionary era to attract buyers from across different collecting categories, further increasing the importance and appeal of the category in the minds of top collectors across the globe. Among the highlights is an important and rare work by John William Waterhouse, The Soul of the Rose, which was painted at the height of the artist’s creative maturity. Other highlights include exceptional works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Vilhelm Hammershøi, John William Godward, William Adolphe Bouguereau and Jean-Léon Gérôme, among others.
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