Museum-quality artworks and advisory services for collectors worldwide
Over 40 years of excellence trading in fine European Art
Nicholas Hall is a private art gallery in New York. We deal in museum-quality works by European artists from the 13th to mid-20th century and provide advisory services for collectors worldwide. With over 40 years of experience in sourcing and selling some of the finest Old Master and nineteenth century paintings on the market, Nicholas Hall is among the most trusted and reputable dealers to specialize in classical European art. Distinctively known for our discreet business model, we meet clients on an appointment-only basis in our gallery space; on the digital front, we have success in using our sophisticated and creative offering system that ensures the strictly confidential nature of all proposals. You can be confident to sell, maintain and grow your collection with us.
Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Art and more
The works we deal in cover artistic periods which span late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rocco, Romanticism, the Barbizon School, 19th century Realism, Symbolism, Surrealism and selected 20th century avant-garde movements. 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.
Selected Notable Sales
Consulted by public Institutions & private collectors worldwide
Over the years we have had the privilege to work with some of the most distinguished public and private collections worldwide. In our experience, today’s buyers approach art-collecting with vastly different mindsets and we listen carefully to their point of view. In addition to our curated exhibition programme, we currently participate in two fairs in Europe: TEFAF Maastricht and the Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze (BIAF).
Selected Museum Acquisitions through Nicholas Hall
More than just selling art, deal by deal
Besides facilitating the placement of artworks in new homes, we strive to add value to the broader art community: commissioning original research, hosting regular exhibitions, publishing scholarly articles, mentoring young scholars in art history and sharing our resources on our website. This ultimately allows us to make a contribution to the artistic heritage for generations to come. Whether you are a veteran or new collector in our field, you are cordially invited to visit us in New York and stay in touch about our upcoming activities.
Begin your collecting journey here today
While some Old Master collectors grew up surrounded by art of the Renaissance, Baroque or Rococo, many of our clients discover Old Masters later on in life. In fact, historically some of the most important collectors of Old Master paintings also venture into contemporary, impressionist and modern art. The Frankfurt-born leather mogul Robert von Hirsch (1883-1977), for instance, started collecting Modern and Impressionism at the age of 24 and expanded to include Old Masters in his 40s; paintings formerly in his collection – counting among them Cranach’s Judgement of Paris (Kunstmuseum, Basel) and Giovanni di Paolo’s Branchini Madonna (Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena) – are dispersed across museums worldwide. Today in New York, one can visit the Hill Art Foundation in Chelsea, which began as a private institution that focused on their Post-War collection and now expanded to include European bronzes and old master paintings more recently acquired by the founder. Regardless of whether you live in New York, Nürnburg or Nanjing, we are here to support your choices and help expand your knowledge of our field.