Southern Europe

For centuries, southern Europe has been central to the History of Art. Works of art produced in Italy, France, and Greece became the main subject matter in art history during the early 19th century and have since held an undeniable leading role in this field of study, as well as in the antique market.   For the Grand Tourists, to travel, collect and replicate works of art from southern Europe was to acquire knowledge, status, and power. The popularity of these works of art persists. Explore our collection of Southern European works of art which fulfill the continued attraction towards classicism and the pursuit of collecting.