The 19th Century Paintings department sells a rich and diverse range of paintings by the leading British and European artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The department holds four sales a year; two in London and two in New York.

Our team of highly experienced and passionate specialists ensure that Bonhams continues to achieve outstanding, often world-record, prices. With specialists in London, New York and Los Angeles, and more salerooms and sales than any other auctioneer, we are able to market your work of art to a truly international audience.

Our extensively researched and carefully curated catalogs feature works from the full spectrum of Victorian and European painting, reflecting the many styles and traditions of this important period of art.

A record breaking sale of just under £11.5m in London on 26th September saw an exceptional price of £6.69m achieved for 'Young Woman Reading' - a masterpiece by the Turkish artist Osman Hamdi Bey. The sale also saw prices of over £1m each for two works by the Austrian Orientalist Ludwig Deutsch.


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