As well as being widely known for our approachability, Bonhams Old Masters Department is internationally respected for its wide-ranging expertise. The department has achieved some spectacular results in recent years, including £17,106,500 for Fragonard's Portrait of the Duc d'Harcourt (a global world record for an Old Master in 2013) and £2,057,250 for Adriaen Coorte's Three peaches on a stone ledge. We are also particularly proud of our history of having identified a number of exciting discoveries, most notably Velázquez's Portrait of a Gentleman (£2,953,250) and Lucas Cranach the Elder's Venus with Cupid stealing honey (£2,210). We can furthermore boast a good number of world auction records, including William Dobson's Self-portrait (£1,106,000), which is currently on loan to Tate Britain, and last year Lorenzo Veneziano’s Crucifixion (£1,688,750).
Old Master Paintings