The Just Judges
Jan van Eyck
We’ve collected 40 lost artworks with the highest estimated market values in an online gallery.
This gallery contains art that’s both known to be irretrievably lost, and that which it’s possible could be found again.
You should know which ones to keep an eye out for, as it’s always possible that you could come across one languishing in a charity shop. You never know, it’s happened before...
Unless valuation was already present, records of previous auctions of similar artworks by the same artist have been used to estimate a value.
In some cases, a photograph of the artwork either does not exist (e.g. Canaletto’s Riva degli Schiavoni in Venice), or is not high-quality enough to display (e.g. Nolde’s At the Sea II). In these cases every effort has been made to display a close variant of the missing piece, where possible from the same series. These have been highlighted in the appropriate places in the additional information provided about the artwork.
There are two cases where copies of the original by different artists are shown instead of the original. These are also highlighted in the additional information provided.