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Jonathan has more than 15 years of experience in the art world, with a particular focus on works on paper, and founded Den Otter Fine Art in 2021.


After studying History of Art in Leiden and Amsterdam, Jonathan joined the Prints department at Christie’s in London in 2014. Soon after, he became a Cataloguer, and later a Specialist and Head of Sale in the Old Master Drawings Department. As such, Jonathan worked on the I.Q. van Regteren Altena sale (2014-2015), the largest collection of Dutch & Flemish drawings on the market in decades which sold for over 20 million euros, the Old Masters/New Scholars: Works of Art Sold to Benefit Rugby School (2018), which included Lucas van Leyden’s drawing of a young man which sold for over 13 million euros and the Italian Drawings from the Robert Landolt Collection sale (2020).


After 7 years at Christie’s, Jonathan moved back to his native Rotterdam where he founded Den Otter Fine Art in 2021. The gallery specializes in old master prints and drawings as well as 19th century, modern and contemporary works on paper. and participates at PAN Amsterdam. Clients are furthermore welcome to visit the gallery on appointment. Since its foundation Jonathan has sold to various institutions including:


Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Minneapolis Institute of Fine Art

Courtauld Gallery, London

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Fondation Custodia, Paris

The Art Institute of Chicago


Den Otter Fine Art offers services including: 

  • Buying and selling prints and drawings from 1500-now. Den Otter Fine Arts sells to a global audience of private and institutional collectors. 

  • Advice and guidance on buying art privately, at auction or through dealerships. Buying art requires in depth knowledge of both the art and the art market and through Jonathan’s experience at both auction houses and in private dealing he can assist in acquiring art through different channels. 

  • Advice on selling single works of art or collections. Jonathan has strong relationships with museums worldwide, national and international auction houses and has inside knowledge of the international art market. As such, Jonathan can advise on how to sell your works of art in the best possible way. 

  • Selling art on consignment. Den Otter Fine Art can act as your broker, affording your artworks the best possible exposure via its international network and participation in art fairs such as PAN Amsterdam.  

Den Otter Fine Art is a member of the Royal Association of Fine Art Dealers in The Netherlands (KVHOK).

Photo credit: Sander Stoepker Fotograaf. 

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