Sotheby’s German, Austrian & Central European Paintings Sale In May

artwork: Sotheby's employee poses with Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein's painting "Girl with a Drawing Instrument, the Countess Thekla Ludolf" at Sotheby's in London. Estimate: £70,000 ($113,300), part of Sotheby's 19th Century European Paintings sale on May 18. - Reuters/Luke MacGregor.

LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Sale of 19th Century European Paintings on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 will bring together some 163 works by artists from no fewer than 15 countries: among them Spain, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Italy, France, Switzerland, Britain, Israel, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, and South America. Among the distinct categories of pictures to be offered will be a strong contingent of Spanish, Orientalist, German, Austrian and Central European works. The sale is estimated to bring in excess of £6.5 million.