19th Century Art
Grisebach’s selection of the 19th-century art we sell at our auctions stands apart from that of other auction houses because it is carefully curated, thus enabling us to achieve the highest bid-success rate in the field. Our goal is to present a very compact overview of the 19th century in our catalogues, in which we strive to select works that bear witness to the modernity and vitality of the period’s various artistic movements. We have two substantive areas of focus: the art of the Romantic period with a special emphasis on the Dresden School on the one hand, and the diverse art of the German Fin de Siècle on the other. One medium in particular is a recurring focus: the oil study. Created in direct view of nature, these works often retain a greater vigor and immediacy than studio works, and they have a strong impact on viewers even today. Thanks to our strict quality criteria and the particular modernity of oil studies, Grisebach has been able to appeal increasingly to a younger generation of collectors through our auctions of 19th-century works.