Old Master Paintings

The Old Master paintings department at Dorotheum has obtained numerous world record results including the outstanding record price of 7,022,300 euros for Frans Francken’s masterpiece Man Choosing between Virtue and Vice which broke several records at once: the highest price ever paid for an Old Master painting in continental Europe and the highest hammer price for a painting in Austria. In October 2014 the monumental painting, The Mocking of Human Follies, by the Flemish painter Frans Verbeeck sold for 3,035,000 euros, reaching a world record price for a work by the artist and one of the highest prices ever reached at an auction in Austria. In the 2015 spring auction, Dorotheum again demonstrated its pre-eminence in the field of old master paintings: numerous pictures, including works executed by the Brueghel dynasty of painters, achieved significant prices. The world record result for a work by Guido Cagnacci and important results for Federico Barocci, Giovan Battista Salvi called il Sassoferrato, Paris Bordon, Guercino, Melchior de Hondecoeter, Jan Lievens, Willem Kalf, Francesco Guardi and Antonio Joli are among the further highlights of results achieved by one of Dorotheum’s most respected sale categories. 

Our important auctions take place twice a year in the historic setting of the Palais Dorotheum in Vienna. The selection of works is varied, including landscapes and genre scenes, history paintings, portraits and still lifes, with many schools of painting represented from a variety of periods. 

The international character of our highly specialised team, its long-time experience in the art market as well as excellent contacts among collectors and institutions make Dorotheum one of the international leaders in the market for Old Master paintings.

Our specialists are available for valuations. This service is offered free of charge and without obligation.

Dorotheum Auction Year / Best of 2015

 

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Porträt mit Statement
Porträt mit Statement

Porträts gewähren Einblick in den gesellschaftlichen, politischen und sozialen Wandel.

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Eine interessante Auswahl an Stillleben
Eine interessante Auswahl an Stillleben

Stillleben traten um 1600 in ganz Europa in Erscheinung.

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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