Sotheby’s Old Master Drawings sales offer works created in Continental Europe between the 15th and the early 19th centuries using media such as pen and ink, chalk, metalpoint, brush and wash, watercolour and gouache executed primarily on paper supports, but also sometimes on vellum. Styles and subjects vary enormously, ranging from working figure and composition studies by Renaissance Masters such as Michelangelo, to designs for prints, stained glass, textiles or silverware, and independent landscape watercolours or natural history illustrations.
Our global team located in London and New York has overseen notable sales of work by artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn and Canaletto and Fragonard, amongst others. Learn more about this department in Records & Results.
Sotheby’s Old Master Drawings department conducts two main sales per year in early July in London, and in late January in New York. Both sales include a section of Early British drawings, watercolours and miniatures.
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In 1958, Sotheby’s pioneered the modern auction market with the sale of The Goldschmidt Collection, the first evening auction of Impressionist & Modern Art. Since this landmark auction, Sotheby’s has offered the finest European paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the 19th century to beyond the post–Second World War period. Sales typically include masterworks by artists such as Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh.
Sotheby’s international team features internationally recognised specialists whose tenure and experience is unmatched by those at any other firm and includes former museum curators and dealers. Our specialists work in tandem with their colleagues around the world to source the most compelling works for our high-profile auctions and deliver strong returns to consignors. Their efforts and passion have attracted buyers from more than 60 countries to our recent sales, resulting in record prices and historic sales, including two prices in excess of $100 million.
Major sales of Impressionist & Modern Art are held in February and June in London, and in May and November in New York. We also conduct sales in Paris and Milan.
Hershey, Pa – USA Theatres, promoters of the upcoming American Antique Toy & Coin-Op Show, recently revealed some of the quality dealers who will be exhibiting at the inaugural show.
Tom Miano, owner of Serious Toyz, will be occupying 24 feet of exhibit space, offering a fine variety of vintage toys and collectibles; while Fred Franklin, owner of Rec Room Specialties, will be showing off a great selection of antique slot machines, game machines and other coin-operated related items.
The American Antique Toy & Coin-Op Show will feature quality exhibitors buying, selling and trading an array of antique and collectible toys, such as character toys, tin toys, mechanical toys, banks, advertising items and coin-ops, according to the promoters.
The show is set to debut on Saturday, March 3 at the Eastern Civic Center, located at 90 Harding Road in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.
“The location at the Greenwich Civic Center is a highly strategic choice,” said Ronald M. Vastola, Outreach Coordinator of USA Theatres. The site is conveniently located to most major metropolitan areas in the Northeast, and can easily attract collectors from Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and of course, the New England states.
“It’s only a 40 minute, $8 ride from Grand Central Terminal in New York City,” Vastola said. “The Eastern Civic Center in Old Greenwich is situated within walking distance from the Metro-North Train Station.”
Other exhibitors on tap include Mike Milo and Lauren Czajkowski, co-owners of Milo Toys & Collectables; and Ken Laurence, owner of Heroes Unlimited and show promoter of the Super Megashow held in New Jersey and the Boston Super Megafest.
Additional exhibitors from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, who specialize in jukeboxes, soda machines and gumball machines, have responded to the show; including Dan Morphy, owner of Morphy Auctions, who is interested in utilizing 24 feet of exhibit space.
Anyone planning on attending the show can expect to pay $10 for general admission on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For the serious collector, early buyers are welcome Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and also Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. for $20 per person each day. Children under 12 will be admitted for free, accompanied by a paying adult.
A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase, provided by Joemomma Foods, Incorporated of Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Exhibitor space is still currently available; however, exhibitors are encouraged to sign-up soon as spaces are limited.
“It’s going to be a brisk and fantastic show,” Vastola added.
For more information, call (717) 542-0567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also visit the website, www.usatheatres.com/conventions
For hotel accommodations, you may contact the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, the official hotel of the American Antique Toy & Coin-Op Show.
The Hilton is located at 1 First Stamford Place in Stamford, Connecticut, just 1.4 miles, 4 minutes from the Eastern Civic Center.
Mention the show to receive a special room rate of just $79 per night (promo code: AMA).
You may call the hotel directly at (203) 967-2222 or visit their website, www.hiltonstamfordhotel.com
Swann has actively participated in the international prints and drawings market since the 1980s. Over the past decade, the Works of Art on Paper department has become a world leader in museum-quality old master through modern prints, drawings and watercolors.
We also conduct regular sales devoted to American Art and Contemporary Art, as well as occasional auctions of single-owner collections.
We look forward to assisting you with your collections of prints, drawings and watercolors.