Latest News Articles by Alex Capon

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Pulham conjures auction magic in South London

22 January 2024

Roseberys (26% buyer’s premium) posted the second-highest auction price for Peter Rose Pulham (1910-56) at its most recent sale of Modern British & 20th Century Art.

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Fedden in the pink and over the moon

22 January 2024

Works by Mary Fedden (1915-2012) are a fairly common sight at regional auctions.

Portrait of Isabel de Borbón

Velázquez portrait withdrawn from Sotheby’s Old Master sale

18 January 2024

A Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) royal portrait due to be offered at Sotheby’s New York has been withdrawn ahead of the auction.

Michael Morgan painting

Artist Michael Morgan makes presence felt on auction market

18 January 2024

West Country painter Michael Morgan’s (1928-2014) career as an artist took off rather late in life.

blue john vases

Six lots from upcoming auction of ‘legendary’ dealer’s collection

10 January 2024

Maurice ‘Dick’ Turpin (1928-2005) was one of the best known antiques dealers of his day.

Regency side cabinet

Six highlights selling at Dreweatts’ auction of artist’s collection

09 January 2024

Items from the private collection of contemporary artist Pablo Bronstein (b.1977) formed a 289-lot dedicated sale at Dreweatts in Newbury.

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‘Giant among ceramicists’: tributes paid to specialist and TV stalwart Henry Sandon

08 January 2024

Tributes have poured in for the late ceramics specialist and Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon who died aged 95 at the end of last year.

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Art collector loved the excitement of bidding battles

08 January 2024

One of the most eyecatching collections of Impressionist and Modern art sold at a provincial auction at the end of last year comprised 17 lots from the late Ralph Bateman.

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Royal portrait rescued from a jumble sale is sold for £16,000

08 January 2024

Tiny portrait thought to show a Spanish noblewoman was bought at a local school in the 1970s

Louis XVI gilt walnut chair

Marie-Antoinette’s chair sets an auction record

02 January 2024

Among the star attractions at the 60-lot evening sale of works from the collection of Hubert Guerrand-Hermès (1940-2016) at Sotheby’s Paris was a carved and regilded Louis XVI chair.

William Nicholson still-life

William Nicholson still-life doubles top estimate at west London auction

02 January 2024

A still-life by Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949) that appeared in the final sale of the year at Olympia Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) “generated ripples of excitement among private collectors and the trade alike” according to the West London saleroom.

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Romney screen stands out as an unusual offering

02 January 2024

Bonhams’ (28/27% buyer’s premium) latest Old Master sale at its New Bond Street rooms was hard going, with almost half the lots unsold and two-thirds of those that did get away either going on or below their low estimate.

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Rachel Ruysch attribution bears fruit

02 January 2024

One of the Old Masters attracting significant interest at Lyon & Turnbull’s (25/20% buyer’s premium) latest Five Centuries sale in Edinburgh was a small still-life that drew strong competition against a £5000-8000 estimate.

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Remarkable Rembrandt print prices as Christie's disperses Sam Josefowitz collection

02 January 2024

Rembrandt prints were a prominent feature of the London Old Master sales in December.

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London calling for two artists a century apart

02 January 2024

A couple of views of London were strongly contested at the latest Old Master auction series in the capital.

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Renaldi captures the imagination at London Old Master sales

02 January 2024

Quirky subjects generate the most eye-catching results at the latest Old Master auction series

Juan Manuel Blanes painting

Five top artworks sold at auctions outside London this year

30 December 2023

Among the lots bringing the best interest at regional salerooms in 2023 were a work by Uruguay’s most important painter and an enigmatic portrait of a man with a pickaxe. Here we pick out five of the best results which were covered in ATG.

Jussi Pylkkänen

Pylkkänen steps down from the Christie’s rostrum for the final time

18 December 2023

Christie’s latest series of ‘Classic Week’ auctions were the last conducted by global president and lead auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen before leaving the company to become an independent art adviser.

Linocut by Cyril Power

Bring me sunshine: Rare Cyril Power linocut in demand at Bonhams

18 December 2023

Many of Cyril Edward Power’s (1872-1951) most sought-after subjects for his futurist-style linocuts involve different methods of public transport.

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Muralist’s work impresses on a much smaller scale

18 December 2023

The highest auction prices for Mary Adshead (1904-95) all came at Sotheby’s Olympia back in 2006.