2018’s first major Auction Week courtesy of Dorotheum in Vienna, will feature major Old Master and 19th-Century paintings, and a wide choice of furniture, sculptures, glass, and porcelain. Save the dates: 24-26 April.

Let’s start with the star of the show: Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s The King Drinks. It depicts a traditional Flemish feast scene, where the lucky finder of a bean hidden in a cake is appointed king. Full of vivid details, in typical Brueghelian fashion, it is estimated between £600,000 and £775,000. With such a price tag, it is the top lot of Dorotheum’s Old Master Paintings sale on 24 April 2018.

The 19th Century Paintings Sale on 25 April 2018 will take bidders straight for a trip to Italy. Italian landscapes by Giovanni Grubas, Guglielmo and Beppe Ciardi, Anton Romako, and Rudolf von Alt will be on offer. German painter Oswald Achenbach will take centre stage with two paintings: a stunning Eruption of Mount Vesuvius (estimated between £130,000 and £170,000) and a motif from Florence (starting at £15,500-£21,500).

Closing the week on 26 April, the “Works of Art: furniture, sculpture, glass and porcelain” sale showcases the best from Meissen and the Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin.

Founded by Emperor Joseph I in 1707 in Vienna, Dorotheum is the largest auction house in German-speaking Europe and a leader on the global art market. Be a part of Austrian history by bidding this April!

All Dorotheum lots are on Barnebys. Make sure not to miss any.