Old Masters 2016 – 2019 (Cover)

Old Master Paintings Auction Market – 2019 In Review

  • Analyst: Megan Locke
  • Pages: 18
  • Access: Analyst

Old Master Paintings Sales in 2019 at Christie’s and Sotheby’s were down 14% from 2018

Breaking the upward trend of the last several years, overall sales were down in 2019. Grossing $239.24 million (excluding buyer’s premium), 13.9% below 2018 sales of $277.82 million.

About this report:

This report presents an in-depth comparative analysis of the Old Master Paintings auction market at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in 2019. The analysis also provides analytical tools looking at annual trends between 2016 and 2019.

What is new in this report?

To celebrate the January Old Master week in New York, we have made a completely new Old Master Paintings auction market report, which provides analysis of Old Master Paintings sold in dedicated day and evening sales in London and New York from 2016 to 2019.

Who is it for?

This report is popular among dealers, auction houses and collectors, who want to get an in-depth understanding of auction trends in the Old Masters Paintings market and follow the performance of the two top auction houses last year.

ArtTactic also offer bespoke reports on the Old Master market. For further information please contact us on info@arttactic.com.


Analytical tools:
Comparable Performance: Old Master sales performance comparison between Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York and London aincluding: Total sales, Lots sold, Average Prices and Auction Indicators.
Top Prices: Ranking by the highest prices achieved and by top price-to-estimate performance.
Old Masters Sales Channel Analysis: Old Master Paintings sold at auction across all day and evening sales with breakdown, analysis for and top prices.

Sales in 2019 at Christie’s and Sotheby’s were down 14% from 2018