30 June 7 July 2017 | PREVIEW 29 JUNE

30 June 7 July 2017
preview 29 June


Our Old Master Paintings department offers paintings by European artists from the late 13th to the early 19th centuries. Our 34-member global team includes 24 dedicated experts, each with an average tenure of more than 15 years. Our six most senior specialists have worked together as a team for 25 years. Their expertise covers all schools in this diverse category, including Dutch, Flemish, German, French, Spanish, British and Italian Old Master Paintings. Our specialists’ unparalleled relationships with established collectors and new buyers alike have resulted in numerous world records, including the three highest prices for Old Master and British Paintings sold at auction. Our recent sales have attracted individuals from nearly 70 countries, driving prices ever higher and procuring consistently strong returns for consignors. Sotheby’s has been the dominant force in Old Masters since 2000 both in London and New York. In London, Sotheby's major Old Master Paintings auctions take place in July and December and also include Early British Paintings 1500–1850. In New York, major auctions are held in January and June, and in Paris also in June. Consignment deadlines are typically eight weeks prior to the sale.


Old Masters Evening Sale, 6th July, 7pm
6 Jul 2016

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Andrew Fletcher
020 7293 6205
34-35 New Bond Street
United Kingdom

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Jean-Étienne Liotard
A Dutch Girl at Breakfast