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Old Master Paintings Auction Market | 2019 In Review

January 2020

Christie’s, lot 8, Giovanni di Paolo (Siena c. 1399-1482), Saint Clare rescuing the shipwrecked


To celebrate the January Old Master week in New York, we have made a completely new Old Master Paintings auction market report, which provides analysis of Old Master Paintings sold in dedicated day and evening sales in London and New York from 2016 to 2019.

Breaking the upward trend of the last several years, overall sales were down in 2019. Grossing $239.24 million (excluding buyer’s premium), 13.9% below 2018 sales of $277.82 million.

This report presents an in-depth comparative analysis of the Old Master Paintings auction market at Sotheby's and Christie's in 2019. The analysis also provides analytical tools looking at annual trends between 2016 and 2019.

Sotheby's, lot 17, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Head of a Young Man Wearing Armor

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