The 19th Century European Art sale at Christie’s South Kensington on 20 January 2016 will showcase the influence of French Belle-Epoque artists. Amongst the highlights is George Stein’s romantic work Westminster Bridge, London (estimate £5,000-£7,000), where a French artist specialising in fin de siècle Paris has captured the Golden light of London at the turn of the century. Fernand-Marie-Eugene Legout-Gerard’s light dappled brush strokes depict sailing boats bobbing from the shore of France in ‘Sunset over sailing boats’ (estimate £6,000-£8,000).

The auction also showcases fine examples of Antoinetta Brandeis’ views of Italy in a tour through Florence, Rome and her favoured Venice. (estimates between £4,000-£8,000). Estimates start at £800 and the sale comprises 180 lots which showcase the distinguished skill and artistic prowess of artists across Europe in the 19th century from Northern Europe, Spain, Italy and includes a strong Orientalist collection.

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Delphin Enjolras

Élégantes sur la terrasse

(French, 1857-1945)

Delphin Enjolras (French, 1857-1945)
Élégantes sur la terrasse
signed ‘D Enjolras’
oil on canvas
19 7/8 x 24 1/8 in. (50.5 x 61.2 cm.)

Estimate £8,000 – £12,000

$11,688 – $17,532

  • London, South Kensington
  • 20 January 2016