Old Masters 2016 – 2020 (Cover – Framed)

Data Tools

Sales Value 2016 - 2020PNG CSV
Average Price by Auction House 2016 - 2020PNG CSV
Lots Sold by Sales Channel 2016 - 2020PNG CSV
Price Bracket Breakdown 2020 - Online SalesPNG CSV

Old Master Paintings Auction Market – 2020 In Review

  • Analyst: Megan Locke
  • Pages: 22
  • Access: Analyst

Old Master Paintings Sales in 2020 at Christie’s and Sotheby’s were down 10% from 2019

Despite the dreary headlines and overall atmosphere of 2020, it is refreshing to take a look back over the last several years in the Old Masters market. While 2020 did experience a drop from 2019, which had also experienced a drop from 2018, these changes are mostly linked to individual paintings, which in itself does not signal an unhealthy market.

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 2020. The analysis also provides analytical tools looking at annual trends between 2016 and 2020.

What is new in this report?

To celebrate the January Old Master week in New York, we are delighted to publish the second Old Master Paintings auction market report, which provides analysis of Old Master Paintings sold in dedicated evening, day and online-only sales in London and New York from 2016 to 2020.

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 including: 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 evening, day and online-only sales with breakdown, analysis for and top prices.