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The gallery

Museum-quality artworks for collectors of fine European art

Nicholas Hall is a private art gallery in New York specializing in Old Master and 19th-century paintings and drawings. With forty-five years of experience in this market, we strive to build long-term relationships with collectors who seek to expand, refine and care for their art collections.

What sets us apart

Nicholas Hall is one of the few active galleries in America specializing in Old Master paintings and drawings, with a regular exhibition programme that varies from focused and academic, to thematic and playful. Perhaps unique to our gallery is the trusted partnership we have with leading public institutions, made apparent in their generous loans to our exhibitions, in addition to their consistent acquisitions from our gallery. The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, the Morgan Library and Museum in New York are but a few examples of institutions that have lent to our exhibitions.

Our ethos

We have an experienced, highly educated team of people who care about each work of art we take on for acquisition, consignment, appraisal and study. Connoisseurship aside, our grasp of the inner workings of the auction world adds to our competitive edge. We dare to experiment with our digital presence, investing in our custom-built website and writing original content in-house. We take pride in providing great service and strive for beauty and innovation. You may visit us during the public exhibitions or by appointment for a personally tailored presentation of our own stock, consignments, and other ideas.

Selected Notable Sales

Gallery space

We are located on the top two floors of an 1898 Gothic Revival townhouse at 17 East 76th Street – on a prestigious block between Central Park and Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of New York. Quiet, comfortable and discreet, with ample natural daylight, this is an ideal environment in which to consider works of art. Within five to ten minutes’ walking distance from the gallery are the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection, prominent contemporary and modern art galleries, among other cultural institutions.

New York is the beating heart of the global art market today, and we are in the epicenter of the action. For the Spring and Autumn seasons there is a tangible buzz of excitement in the air and one can always count on interesting encounters with people in the art world in our particular neighborhood.

Selected Museum Acquisitions
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USA_Boston_MFA Boston
MFA Houston
USA_Cleveland_Cleveland Museum of Art
AU_Art Gallery NSW
Belgium_Bruges_Musea Brugge
USA_New Haven_Yale University Art Gallery
USA_Dallas_Meadows Museum
France_Paris_Centre Georges Pompidou
USA_New York_The Metropolitan Museum of Art
USA_Washington DC_National Gallery of Art
USA_Chicago_The Art Institute of Chicago
USA_San Diego_Timken Museum of Art
Canada_Ottawa_National Gallery of Canada
USA_Fort Worth_Kimbell Art Museum
USA_Indiana_Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
USA_Los Angeles_J Paul Getty Museum
USA_New Haven_Yale Center for British Art
USA_Detroit_Detroit Institute of Arts
USA_Hanover_Hood Museum of Art
United Kingdom_Edinburgh_National Galleries of Scotland
USA_Hartford_Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
USA_New York_The Frick Collection
USA_Baltimore_Walters Art Museum
USA_Phoenix_Phoenix Art Museum
United Kingdom_London_The National Gallery
USA_Princeton_Princeton University Art Museum
Qatar_Doha_Qatar Museums
USA_Boston_MFA Boston
MFA Houston
USA_Cleveland_Cleveland Museum of Art
AU_Art Gallery NSW
Belgium_Bruges_Musea Brugge
USA_New Haven_Yale University Art Gallery
USA_Dallas_Meadows Museum
France_Paris_Centre Georges Pompidou
USA_New York_The Metropolitan Museum of Art
USA_Washington DC_National Gallery of Art
USA_Chicago_The Art Institute of Chicago
USA_San Diego_Timken Museum of Art
Canada_Ottawa_National Gallery of Canada
USA_Fort Worth_Kimbell Art Museum
USA_Indiana_Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
USA_Los Angeles_J Paul Getty Museum
USA_New Haven_Yale Center for British Art
USA_Detroit_Detroit Institute of Arts
USA_Hanover_Hood Museum of Art
United Kingdom_Edinburgh_National Galleries of Scotland
USA_Hartford_Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
USA_New York_The Frick Collection
USA_Baltimore_Walters Art Museum
USA_Phoenix_Phoenix Art Museum
United Kingdom_London_The National Gallery
USA_Princeton_Princeton University Art Museum
Qatar_Doha_Qatar Museums
USA_Boston_MFA Boston
MFA Houston
USA_Cleveland_Cleveland Museum of Art
AU_Art Gallery NSW
Belgium_Bruges_Musea Brugge
USA_New Haven_Yale University Art Gallery
USA_Dallas_Meadows Museum
France_Paris_Centre Georges Pompidou
USA_New York_The Metropolitan Museum of Art
USA_Washington DC_National Gallery of Art
USA_Chicago_The Art Institute of Chicago
USA_San Diego_Timken Museum of Art
Canada_Ottawa_National Gallery of Canada
USA_Fort Worth_Kimbell Art Museum
USA_Indiana_Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
USA_Los Angeles_J Paul Getty Museum
USA_New Haven_Yale Center for British Art
USA_Detroit_Detroit Institute of Arts
USA_Hanover_Hood Museum of Art
United Kingdom_Edinburgh_National Galleries of Scotland
USA_Hartford_Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
USA_New York_The Frick Collection
USA_Baltimore_Walters Art Museum
USA_Phoenix_Phoenix Art Museum
United Kingdom_London_The National Gallery
USA_Princeton_Princeton University Art Museum
Qatar_Doha_Qatar Museums
USA_Boston_MFA Boston
MFA Houston
USA_Cleveland_Cleveland Museum of Art
AU_Art Gallery NSW
Belgium_Bruges_Musea Brugge
USA_New Haven_Yale University Art Gallery
USA_Dallas_Meadows Museum
France_Paris_Centre Georges Pompidou
USA_New York_The Metropolitan Museum of Art
USA_Washington DC_National Gallery of Art
USA_Chicago_The Art Institute of Chicago
USA_San Diego_Timken Museum of Art
Canada_Ottawa_National Gallery of Canada
USA_Fort Worth_Kimbell Art Museum
USA_Indiana_Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
USA_Los Angeles_J Paul Getty Museum
USA_New Haven_Yale Center for British Art
USA_Detroit_Detroit Institute of Arts
USA_Hanover_Hood Museum of Art
United Kingdom_Edinburgh_National Galleries of Scotland
USA_Hartford_Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
USA_New York_The Frick Collection
USA_Baltimore_Walters Art Museum
USA_Phoenix_Phoenix Art Museum
United Kingdom_London_The National Gallery
USA_Princeton_Princeton University Art Museum

Our community

Our digital Journal features interviews, exhibition reviews and a special series Food For Thought, showcasing the diverse and original voices by tastemakers within our community; we also regularly write on the current status of the Old Masters market. Collectors new to the field of Old Masters are invited to explore the Collecting Guide and Glossary. We take on motivated individuals as semester-long interns, providing guidance and support for their career development in the Old Masters market as well as the wider art world.

Nicholas Hall is a business sponsor for CODART, the International network for curators of Dutch and Flemish art. We also regularly support the publication of museum exhibition and scholarly catalogues. Our exhibitions have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Financial Times, The Art Newspaper, Apollo, Il Manifesto among other leading publications.

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