The Chinese - they like Victorian art!

November 29 2011

Image of The Chinese - they like Victorian art!

Picture: Sotheby's

Hallelujah, rejoice: it seems the Chinese are becoming seriously interested in Western art. At Sotheby's New York last year, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's The Finding of Moses fetched a staggering $36 million, shocking the art world. The estimate had been $3-5m, aready strong perhaps in an area of the art market percieved as a little last season. But according to Forbes, the price came about because of strong bidding from a Russian bidder, a Middle Eastern bidder, and a Chinese bidder. The Chinese won. Is it only a matter of time before they turn to Constable, Van Dyck, Titian, Rubens, Turner, Velazquez etc. etc.?

Notice to "Internet Explorer" Users

You are seeing this notice because you are using Internet Explorer 6.0 (or older version). IE6 is now a deprecated browser which this website no longer supports. To view the Art History News website, you can easily do so by downloading one of the following, freely available browsers:

Once you have upgraded your browser, you can return to this page using the new application, whereupon this notice will have been replaced by the full website and its content.