Old Master Paintings

Dorotheum’s Old Master Paintings Department has distinguished itself at auction, smashing a number of national and European records. Frans Francken’s Man Choosing between Virtue and Vice memorably realised €7,022,300 at auction, claiming the title of highest price ever paid for an old master in continental Europe, as well as the highest hammer price for a painting in Austria. October of 2014 saw Frans Verbeeck’s monumental The Mocking of Human Follies sell for €3,035,000, a world record price for a work by the Flemish artist, and in the 2015 Spring auction Dorotheum was delighted with the significant prices realised by numerous works, notably those by the Brueghel dynasty of painters. This well respected department has enjoyed further highlights including the world record result for a work by Guido Cagnacci and other important results for works by Federico Barocci, Giovanni Battista Salvi (called Il Sassoferrato), Paris Bordon, Guercino, Melchior de Hondecoeter, Jan Lievens, Willem Kalf, Francesco Guardi, and Antonio Joli.

Auctions are held twice a year in the historic Palais Dorotheum in Vienna. The subject matter on offer is diverse, including landscapes, genre paintings, history paintings, portraits, and still lifes, with a variety of different schools and periods represented.

Our dedicated international team of specialists has long-term experience and maintains excellent contacts among collectors and institutions, cementing Dorotheum’s leading role in the international market for old master paintings.

Our specialists are happy to provide evaluations. This service is offered free of charge and without obligation.

Current auctions

Auction

Old Master Paintings

Auction Date

18.10.2016 - 17:00

Exhibition

08.10. - 18.10.2016

Location
Palais Dorotheum Wien

 

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Selected Auction Results

Frans Francken II
Frans Francken II

€ 7,022,300

Frans Verbeeck
Frans Verbeeck

€ 3,035,000

Guido Cagnacci
Guido Cagnacci

€ 1,380,000

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri

il Guercino, € 1,042,300

Pieter Brueghel d. J.
Pieter Brueghel d. J.

€ 696,000

Melchior de Hondecoeter
Melchior de Hondecoeter

€ 711,300

Specialists

Mark MacDonnell

Mark MacDonnell
Tel. +43-1-515 60-353

mark.macdonnell@dorotheum.at
Dr. Alexander Strasoldo

Dr. Alexander Strasoldo
Tel. +43-1-515 60-556

alexander.strasoldo@dorotheum.at
Damian Brenninkmeyer

Damian Brenninkmeyer
Tel. +43 1 515 60 357

damian.brenninkmeyer@dorotheum.at
Dr. Alexander Strasoldo

Rome
Dr. Maria Cristina Paoluzzi
+39-06-699 23 671
maria-cristina.paoluzzi@dorotheum.it

Mark MacDonnell

Munich
Michael Hatzl
+49-89-271 21 41
michael.hatzl@dorotheum.de