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Département orientaliste Millon


Since 2009, the Orientalist Paintings and Sculptures department has presented specialist sales featuring the great names of masters such as Eugène Delacroix, Jean-Léon Gérôme and Alexandre Roubztoff.

Millon is the only auction house to offer specialist sales of Orientalist paintings and sculptures, a movement that emerged in the 19th century as Westerners discovered the Orient in the wake of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign.





Orientalist auction calendar


Organised by a team of women, the Orientalismes auctions bring together art lovers and collectors several times a year, in the auction room or live, around a catalogue of selected works from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Under the direction of experts Anne-Sophie Joncoux Pilorget and Cécile Ritzenthaler, paintings and sculptures from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Turkey and Persia are estimated and appraised.

Two auction formats are proposed, to attract collectors and amateurs. These two formats are designed to attract collectors and connoisseurs alike, and to showcase the works and artists in the best possible light.


  • Orientalist Paintings" auctions feature a smaller selection of high-quality works by famous names from the Masters of Orientalism. The works are listed in a paper catalogue.
  • Tableaux d'Orient de 1830 à nos jours" auctions are held live and online. They feature works at affordable estimates for both experienced and budding collectors.


Whatever the format of the sale, all the works are presented directly online. Each work is the subject of a description, an appraisal and an estimate, as well as a photo session.

These "Orientalist" sales are part of our wider cycle of Oriental Art and Contemporary Arab Art, designed to appeal to a broader international clientele.


A recognised sales department and leader in its sector.


On the strength of stable results and renewed confidence on the part of buyers and sellers, the Orientalism department is the market leader in the sale of Orientalist paintings in Europe.

Each painting or sculpture is analysed, appraised, estimated and certified by the department's experts and specialists, accompanied by our auctioneers and supported by committees and artists' beneficiaries

Some of your works also require in-depth research into the artists' archives. This was the case for some previously unpublished oils by Alexandre Roubtzoff.

This work on your works enables the department specialising in Orientalist and Oriental Art auctions to achieve record prices. This is the case, for example, for a work by Roger Bezombes, Femmes à Alger - Hommage à Delacroix.

The auctions feature works by the great Orientalist masters as well as lesser-known artists: Eugène Delacroix, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Ludwig Deutsch, Jean-Étienne Liotard, Osman Hamdi Bey, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Eugène Fromentin, Gustave Achille Guillaumet, Etienne Dinet, Jean-Joseph Benjamin Constant, Alexandre Roubtzoff, Jacques Majorelle and Edwin Lord Weeks, to name but a few.


Some auction results


Our auctions specialising in Orientalism boast some very fine results and records.


  • An oil on canvas by Roger Bezombes, entitled Les Femmes d'Alger - Hommage à Delacroix fetched €51,000. It was estimated to fetch between €30,000 and €50,000. This is a record.
  • An oil on canvas by Etienne Dinet, estimated at €60,000-80,000, fetched €126,000. Couple dans la Palmeraie was signed in Arabic and French by the artist and accompanied by a certificate.
  • A mixed technique on paper, enhanced with metallic gold and silver powders, was estimated at €60,000-80,000. Produced by Jacques Majorelle and entitled Repos sous la Lune, this work was located in Marrakech and fetched a very handsome price of 820,000 euros.
  • Orientalist objects also sold well. This was the case for a double-leaf door in polychrome carved cedar wood from Morocco, which fetched €26,000 after an estimate of €2,000 to €2,500.
  • Elisabeth Dandelot has also made a name for herself at auction. The Orientalism department sold a watercolour, Souk des Vaniers, for €55,000.


You will also find works by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, Gustav Bauernfeind, Léon Belly, Léon Cauvy, Théodore Chassériau, Léon François Comerre, Hermann David Salomon Corrodi, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, Alfred de Dreux and Alfred Dehodencq, Cesare Dell'Acqua, Bernard Boutet de Monvel, Raoul Dufy, Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ, Rudolf Ernst, Théodore Géricault, Eugène Alexis Girardet, Victor Huguet, Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres, Alexandre Iacovleff, Paul Klee, Henri Adrien Tanoux, and many others.


Services offered by the Orientalism department


The Orientalism department will help you to appraise and value your work of art. Our team of specialists in paintings and sculptures can also assist with inheritance or the sale of a collection.

Do you own an Orientalist work? Would you like to find out more and estimate its value? Our experts can offer you a free, confidential estimate. You can also take advantage of their advice to help you sell at the best possible price.

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Our upcoming auctions

Other auctions in the specialities “ORIENTALISME”

Sold to €30,000

Sold the 2022/12/19

Isidore Alexandre PILS (1815 - 1875)

Femmes Kabyles préparant le couscous
Lot 20

Sold to €28,000

Sold the 2022/07/05

BAYA (Fatma Haddad Mahiedinne) - (Algérie, 1931-1998)

Femme à la robe rayée
Lot 103

Sold to €24,000

Sold the 2022/12/19

Charles LANDELLE (Laval 1821-Chennevrières sur Marne 1908)

Scène de café au Caire
Lot 8

Sold to €18,000

Sold the 2022/12/19

Paul LAZERGES (Paris 1845 - Asnières 1902)

Le repos
Lot 43

Sold to €18,000

Sold the 2022/07/05

Roger BEZOMBES (Paris 1913-1994)

Rêverie, 1938-39
Lot 98

Sold to €14,000

Sold the 2022/12/19

Etienne DINET (Paris 1861 - 1929)

Jeune fille en rose
Lot 39

Sold to €11,000

Sold the 2022/07/05

BAYA (Fatma Haddad Mahiedinne) (Algérie, 1931-1998)

Femme à la guitare
Lot 104

Sold to €10,000

Sold the 2023/06/16

Ammar FARHAT (Béja 1911 - Tunis 1987)

Lot 156

Sold to €10,000

Sold the 2022/12/19

Georges WASHINGTON (Marseille 1827- Douarnenez 1901)

Eclaireurs arabes en observation
Lot 12

Sold to €8,000

Sold the 2023/06/16

Moses LEVY (Tunis 1885-Viareggio 1968)

Femme de la rue Sidi Abdellah Gheche, Tunis
Lot 158

Sold to €8,000

Sold the 2022/12/19

Addison Thomas MILLAR (Warren 1860 - Philadelphie 1913)

Le marchand de tapis
Lot 18

Sold to €6,500

Sold the 2023/03/07

Georges ROCHEGROSSE (Versailles 1859 - Albiar 1938)

Portrait de femme en costume orientaliste
Lot 95

Sold to €6,500

Sold the 2022/12/19

Alexandre ROUBTZOFF (Saint Petersbourg 1884 - Tunis 1949)

Porto-Farina, 1934
Lot 81

Sold to €6,000

Sold the 2022/12/19

Henri DUVIEUX (1855- 1920)

Vue d'Istambul et la mosquée bleue
Lot 5

Sold to €4,200

Sold the 2023/03/07

Abdelaziz GORGI (Tunis 1908 - 2008)

La Danse
Lot 81

Sold to €3,500

Sold the 2022/12/19

Benjamin CONSTANT (Paris 1845 - 1902)

La dame blanche
Lot 14

Sold to €3,000

Sold the 2023/12/16

Max MOREAU (Soignies 1902- Grenade 1992)

Le Kef - La Kasbah et la mosquée Sidi Makhlouf, Tunisie
Lot 159

Sold to €3,000

Sold the 2022/12/19

Eugène DELAHOGUE (Soissons 1867- 1935)

Femmes à la fontaine à Alger
Lot 61

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