Russian Pictures

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34-35 New Bond Street, W1A 2AA, London West End, UK
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


Russian Pictures


Russian Pictures
Auction: Tue 24 Nov 2020
Exhibition: to Tue 24 Nov 2020
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


We are currently accepting consignment for our flagship sale of Russian Pictures which is scheduled to take place as a live auction on 24 November 2020. The clear market leader in this category for well over a decade, Sotheby’s continues to innovate to serve our clients, achieving exceptional results for consignors in even the most challenging of times. Our most recent full auction details

June 2020 Russian Pictures auction was converted into an online sale due to the current restrictions, and achieved an overall total of £5.6m, well in excess of the combined pre-sale estimate of £3.5-5.1m. The highlight of the sale, Ivan Aivazovsky’s monumental canvas The Bay of Naples, offered with an estimate of £800,000–1,200,000, sold for £2.3m after competitive online bidding, establishing a new record price for any painting sold in an online-only sale worldwide at the time.

For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+44 207 293 5000

For sale enquiries please contact:

Reto Barmettler


Head of Department, London

Russian Pictures

+44 20 7293 5673


Charlotte Larkin

Deputy Director


Russian Pictures

+44 207 293 5565


Ieva Mikutaviciute


Russian Paintings


Wladimir Witkowsky


Russian Art

+1 2126067150


Irina Stepanova

Senior Director

Managing Director

Sotheby’s Russia

+7 495 772 7751



Mark Poltimore


Sotheby’s Russia and CIS

+44 20 7293 5200



Alina Davey

Senior Director

International Business Development

+44 20 7293 5629


Lilija Sitnika


Senior Client Liaison

+44 20 7293 5934


Please note that as of August 1st 2020, Overhead Premium, a fee payable by all auction buyers in our global salerooms and online sales, will be charged at 1% of the hammer price plus any applicable local taxes. It is an allocation of the overhead costs relating to our facilities, property handling and other administrative expenses. This fee and our Buyer’s Premium rates exclude local taxes and any applicable artist’s resale right.

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