About Emanuel von Baeyer Ltd
Emanuel von Baeyer London was founded in 1998 and has since been
firmly established as a leading representative of the younger generation
of old master dealers. Emanuel von Baeyer deals principally in fine
European drawings, prints and paintings from the fifteenth through the
twentieth century. We also handle select postwar and contemporary art,
showing interest in both established and emerging artists.
Emanuel von Baeyer works with a broad range of paintings, drawings
and prints all of which are of the highest quality and often rare and
distinguished examples. Areas of particular interest are: the School of
Fontainebleau, 17th and 18th century Italian prints, the Prague court of
Rudolph II and his artistic circle and German 17th century art.
Interest in this fuelled work on the Expressive Baroque period, a
Central-European movement of the first half of the 18th century, here
focussing on prints and drawings and paintings. Recently French 17th and
18th century art have been a central focus, as well as British art from
the same period. German 19th century culture is also a fascinating area
as it was constantly evolving and embracing movements such as early
Romanticism, the Nazarenes, Biedermeier and Naturalism. Well-known names
from these areas are represented alongside contemporaneous works from
the French Romantics, Impressionists and fin-de-siècle artists.
Emanuel von Baeyer regularly participates in the London Original
Print Fair, Frieze Masters London, Master Drawings Week in London and
New York, IFPDA Print Fair New York, Antiquarian Booksellers
Associations (ABA), TEFAF, Maastricht and Stuttgarter Antiquariatsmesse.
He is also a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association
(IFPDA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).
As an extension of Emanuel von Baeyer Londons regular activities,
Emanuel von Baeyer Cabinet was launched in 2010. It serves as a platform
for online exhibitions, profiling different aspects of our extensive
inventory. With each exhibition focused around a singular artist, group
show or theme, the new Cabinet website stages two simultaneous online
exhibitions: First Floor and Second Floor. Our aim is that these
different exhibitions highlight the breadth of our interests, and
further enable us to experiment with unexplored artistic materials and
introduce new and overlooked artists of current significance. In keeping
with these objectives, works on display range from old master to
contemporary prints and drawings. It also features photographs, archive
material, writings, and ephemera.
2019 - 'Illuminated. Prints 1480 - 1600'
This catalogue focuses on black and white prints and their role as a
support. It examines samples of works ranging from the very beginnings
of the hand-colouring of early printed books before 1500 to the
so-called transition copies that begin to modify prints towards the end
of the 16th century.
This catalogue is preceded by a small number of publications
addressing our topic of illuminated and hand-coloured manuscripts:
Gremlin who, in 1993 was the first to fully address the topic, and
Dackerman, whose ground-breaking book from 2002 offers an overview until
1600, as well as Truusje Goedings, whose book from 2015 surveys 250
years. Goedings has made a substantial contribution on the maker of the
prayer books, published here for the first time, and her discovery adds
much to the understanding in this field that is included in our
catalogue. Learn more.
Scholarly catalogues are regularly produced on a diverse range of subjects. Other recent catalogues include:
2019 'Illuminated. Prints 1480 - 1600'
2018 From Parmigianino to Tiepolo. Italian Old Master Prints from a Private Collection
2017 Sense and Perception: Artists Books, Works on Paper, Writings and Ephemera of the Last 85 Years
2016 The Hellmuth Wallach collection. From the Master of the Tarocchi Cards to Manet
Further information on our catalogues can be found here: https://evbaeyer.com/catalogues/.
Emanuel von Baeyer Cabinet Current Exhibitions
First Floor: Pascale Hémery View from the heights
Second Floor: Incunabula and Early Illuminated Woodcuts in Northern Europe
Emanuel von Baeyer Ltd Specialises In
- Fine European Drawings
- Rare Prints
- Selected Paintings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries
- Works on Paper
- Writings and Ephemera of the Last 85 Years.
- Artists Books
Emanuel von Baeyer Ltd
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9.00-6.30 by appointment