WEFOUNDOld Master Paintings in Britain: An Index of Continental Old Master Paintings Executed Before C. 1800 in Public Collections in the United Kingdom


In art history , " Old Master " (or " old master ") [1] [2] refers to any painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800, or a painting by such an artist. An " old master print " is an original print (for example an engraving or etching ) made by an artist in the same period. The term "old master drawing " is used in the same way.

In theory, "Old Master" applies only to artists who were fully trained, were Masters of their local artists' guild , and worked independently, but in practice, paintings produced by pupils or workshops are often included in the scope of the term. Therefore, beyond a certain level of competence, date rather than quality is the criterion for using the term.

The end date is necessarily vague – for example, Goya (1746–1828) is certainly an Old Master, [2] though he was still painting and printmaking at his death in 1828. The term might also be used for John Constable [2] (1776–1837) or Eugène Delacroix (1798–1868), but usually is not.

Doyle offers European Old Master paintings and drawings from the 15th  through the early 19th centuries three times each year. The sales include works from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, England and Germany, with occasional offerings of Eastern European, Scandinavian and Spanish Colonial examples. The property is meticulously catalogued and fresh to the market from private collections and prominent estates.

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In art history , " Old Master " (or " old master ") [1] [2] refers to any painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800, or a painting by such an artist. An " old master print " is an original print (for example an engraving or etching ) made by an artist in the same period. The term "old master drawing " is used in the same way.

In theory, "Old Master" applies only to artists who were fully trained, were Masters of their local artists' guild , and worked independently, but in practice, paintings produced by pupils or workshops are often included in the scope of the term. Therefore, beyond a certain level of competence, date rather than quality is the criterion for using the term.

The end date is necessarily vague – for example, Goya (1746–1828) is certainly an Old Master, [2] though he was still painting and printmaking at his death in 1828. The term might also be used for John Constable [2] (1776–1837) or Eugène Delacroix (1798–1868), but usually is not.

In art history , " Old Master " (or " old master ") [1] [2] refers to any painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800, or a painting by such an artist. An " old master print " is an original print (for example an engraving or etching ) made by an artist in the same period. The term "old master drawing " is used in the same way.

In theory, "Old Master" applies only to artists who were fully trained, were Masters of their local artists' guild , and worked independently, but in practice, paintings produced by pupils or workshops are often included in the scope of the term. Therefore, beyond a certain level of competence, date rather than quality is the criterion for using the term.

The end date is necessarily vague – for example, Goya (1746–1828) is certainly an Old Master, [2] though he was still painting and printmaking at his death in 1828. The term might also be used for John Constable [2] (1776–1837) or Eugène Delacroix (1798–1868), but usually is not.

Doyle offers European Old Master paintings and drawings from the 15th  through the early 19th centuries three times each year. The sales include works from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, England and Germany, with occasional offerings of Eastern European, Scandinavian and Spanish Colonial examples. The property is meticulously catalogued and fresh to the market from private collections and prominent estates.

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Bonhams' Old Master Paintings department has achieved some spectacular results in recent years. We have seen a huge increase in demand from buyers for works of quality by leading artists, particularly if they are in exceptional condition and fresh to the market. In addition to this, increasing numbers of private collectors are turning to this sector, encouraged by its established track record and disenchanted by alternative investments. Recent successes include works by Diego Velázquez, Adriaen Coorte, Lucas Gassel, Pietro Fabris, Vanvitelli, Giuseppe Zocchi and Jan Lievens.

In art history , " Old Master " (or " old master ") [1] [2] refers to any painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800, or a painting by such an artist. An " old master print " is an original print (for example an engraving or etching ) made by an artist in the same period. The term "old master drawing " is used in the same way.

In theory, "Old Master" applies only to artists who were fully trained, were Masters of their local artists' guild , and worked independently, but in practice, paintings produced by pupils or workshops are often included in the scope of the term. Therefore, beyond a certain level of competence, date rather than quality is the criterion for using the term.

The end date is necessarily vague – for example, Goya (1746–1828) is certainly an Old Master, [2] though he was still painting and printmaking at his death in 1828. The term might also be used for John Constable [2] (1776–1837) or Eugène Delacroix (1798–1868), but usually is not.

Doyle offers European Old Master paintings and drawings from the 15th  through the early 19th centuries three times each year. The sales include works from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, England and Germany, with occasional offerings of Eastern European, Scandinavian and Spanish Colonial examples. The property is meticulously catalogued and fresh to the market from private collections and prominent estates.

Change in the Buyer's Premium : Auction purchases at Doyle are now subject to a new buyer’s premium. Read More

Download a Bid Form
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Bonhams' Old Master Paintings department has achieved some spectacular results in recent years. We have seen a huge increase in demand from buyers for works of quality by leading artists, particularly if they are in exceptional condition and fresh to the market. In addition to this, increasing numbers of private collectors are turning to this sector, encouraged by its established track record and disenchanted by alternative investments. Recent successes include works by Diego Velázquez, Adriaen Coorte, Lucas Gassel, Pietro Fabris, Vanvitelli, Giuseppe Zocchi and Jan Lievens.

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