Prior to founding the gallery, Robert Lowet de Wotrenge and Anne Baudouin held galleries in Antwerp and Knokke before becoming so-called marchands-en-chambre in 1992. With their extensive expertise in art and the art market, they privately dealt in and brokered works by old and modern masters alike, including works by Egon Schiele, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Lucio Fontana and Peter Paul Rubens. In 2009, after an internship at the old master department at Christie’s, their son Tyr Baudouin Lowet de Wotrenge – a historian specialized in cultural history 1450-1750 – joined the business, which since then has operated under the name Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge. In 2012, the gallery relocated to its new premises in the heart of Antwerp’s historic centre. In addition to running the gallery, from 2014 to 2018 Tyr was also active as the (voluntary) collections manager at Antwerp’s world-famous Saint Carolus Borromeus church.
Although the gallery can be visited by appointment only, it hosts several exhibitions annually that are open to the public, in addition to a number of lectures and private events. It also participates in several art fairs, such as Munich Highlights, Pan Amsterdam and – most recently – Paris Tableau Brussels. The gallery deals not only in Flemish and Dutch old master paintings, but also in works on paper and old master sculptures. As far as paintings and drawings are concerned, the focus is mostly, but not exclusively, on Dutch and Flemish works from the 16th to the 18th century. With regard to sculptures, the gallery has a particular interest in Flemish works in terracotta and marble, and has already made several important discoveries in this field.
Over the years, the gallery has made several important museum sales and loaned artworks for museum exhibitions all over Europe. Furthermore, from time to time, the gallery publishes catalogues and newsletters on its new acquisitions, which frequently include rediscovered works by the likes of Rachel Ruysch, Paul Bril or Jan Brueghel.
Whether you are looking to start your own collection or considering selling (part of) your collection, we will be glad to be of assistance – so please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always looking for high-quality works, be they old masters, modern & contemporary art or antiquities.
If you are looking for a specific work of art, please do not hesitate to contact us, as we might be able to find it for you by tapping our network. We provide estimates for auction and insurance purposes as well as advice on cataloguing, restoring, framing, mounting and hanging your works of art. Moreover, we regularly act as agents for private as well as institutional clients, inspecting the condition and authenticity of works of art on offer at auctions or art fairs and bidding on their behalf. For this, we charge very competitive rates, an overview of which is available on request.
At Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge, we strive to present our clients with fresh-to-market works in good condition and thoroughly researched. When purchasing stock we buy as if for ourselves – for who could sell what one does not like oneself? Please do get in touch should you have any question or request – and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter, to be kept up to date with all our activities and acquisitions. Enjoy browsing our collection!