Museum-quality artworks & advisory for collectors of fine European art

Nicholas Hall is a private art gallery in New York that focuses on museum-quality works by European artists from the 13th to mid-20th century. We are one of the few active galleries in New York specializing in European Old Master paintings and drawings.
We have an experienced, highly educated team of people who care about each work of art we take on for acquisition, consignment, appraisal or study. We meet clients on an appointment-only basis in our gallery space where we have a regular exhibition programme. We are also distinguished by our insider knowledge of the auction world. Connoisseurship aside, we believe in great service, beauty and innovation.
Nicholas Hall with Arcimboldo, Reversible Basket of Fruit © Getty Images / AFP / Don Emmert
Over the past four decades we have had the privilege to work with a wide range of public and private collections worldwide. Built on our long-standing relationships with collectors, museums, scholars, conservators, auction houses and other players in the market, our advisory service gives every type of collector the opportunity to discover desirable artworks with real value. You may choose to visit us at our gallery in New York, or at TEFAF Maastricht, the leading classical art fair which we participate in every spring.
Selected Notable Sales

Gallery space

Installation view of Grey Matters at Nicholas Hall, 2021
Left wall: Madonna and Child, Antonio Rizzo; right wall: Portrait of a man with with a Book, Agnolo Bronzino; tabletop: limoges enamels.
The gallery space of Nicholas Hall is on the top two floors of an 1898 Gothic Revival townhouse located at 17 East 76th Street, between Central Park and Madison Avenue in New York. Quiet and discreet, yet bright and comfortable, this is an ideal environment in which to consider works of art.
Selected Museum Acquisitions
  • Qatar_Doha_Qatar Museums
  • USA_Boston_MFA Boston
  • MFA Houston
  • Belgium_Bruges_Musea Brugge
  • USA_New Haven_Yale University Art Gallery
  • USA_Dallas_Meadows Museum
  • France_Paris_Centre Georges Pompidou
  • USA_Cleveland_Cleveland Museum of Art
  • 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

Ian Kennedy after his lecture accompanying the exhibition Paintings by Carlo Maratti at Nicholas Hall, 2017
Our digital journal features exhibition reviews and a special monthly 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.
From our journal
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, such as The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus and Jan Vos (Frick Collection, 18 Sept – 13 Jan 2019) and Giovanni Bellini (Zel Edizioni, 2020). Our exhibitions have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Financial Times, The Art NewspaperApollo among other leading journals.

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