Old Master, 18th & 19th Century Pictures


Old Master, 18th & 19th Century Art is a popular department at Roseberys as collectors continue to desire the quality and rarity that these works have to offer.
Ranging across a range of mediums from paintings in oils, watercolour, works on paper including drawings, etchings & engravings from a multitude of schools and genres to include Dutch, Flemish, German, French, Spanish, British and Italian pictures; classicism, historical, romantic, Orientalist, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, Nazarene; portraiture, floral still life, landscape, topographical, marine, amongst others.

The quality of these works, subject and condition continue to be a large factor in the importance of these works and of course the artists who made them. Our specialists devote much time to the research and attribution work of the pictures in the sale to ensure that buyers and sellers are confident.

British and International artists featured amongst these auctions include Tito Conti, Rembrandt, Samuel Palmer, Edward Ladeu, James Webb and Pieter Van Denm Bosch to name a few.

Results of notable worth include the small oil on board by John Constable of the back of a terrace house that arrived at the auction house unidentified and after careful research was correctly attributed and achieved a sale price of £375,000 and will now be included in the next catalogue raisonne on the artist. From an earlier master was an exquisite oil painting on slate of Venus punishing Cupid from the circle of Felice Rizzo, called Felice Brusasorci or Brusasorzi that achieved a price of £54,000.

With a wealth of in-house experience our team of specialists are available for complimentary auction valuations and to advise on the current market. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our specialist team.

Next Auction : Tuesday 23 March

Catalogue Now Live

Highlights & Results


Franz Xaver Winterhalter, German 1805-1873- Portrait of a lady

Price Realised: £35,000

Thomas Matthews Rooke RWS, British 1842-1942- 'Phyllis Deserted - Become the Spirit of the Almond Tree', 1900; watercolours

Price Realised: £16,875

John Nost Sartorius, British 1759-c.1830- A sportsman with two dogs and his horse in a landscape; oil on canvas

Price Realised: £10,000

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Marcus Grey 
Head of Picture Department 
+44 (0) 20 8761 2522

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Sophie Hetherton 
Junior Cataloguer & Administrator
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