Latest News Articles by Alex Capon
Poynter panels reunited after selling at Christie's and through dealer Rupert Maas26 July 2021
Separated for over a century, a trio of small panels by Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919) have been reunited thanks to a dealer, an auction and two Australian Victorian art collectors.
Raeburn at the height of his powers26 July 2021
Rare market appearance by a Sir Henry Raeburn work heads a special report on recent Scottish highlights
Hat trick: ‘Hunter at his best’26 July 2021
Vibrant colours, good subject and intriguing composition helped to spark a bidding competition for a painting by George Leslie Hunter (1877-1931).
Alexander Mann gets away at last26 July 2021
It was third time lucky for a painting by Scottish artist Alexander Mann (1853-1908) at Cheffins’ (24.5% buyer’s premium) fine art sale in Cambridge.
Ethel Walker portrait is much-admired at Essex auction26 July 2021
A high price for Scottish painter Ethel Walker (1861-1951) came at Sworders’ (25% buyer’s premium) sale of the Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate collection.
Ramsay resemblance draws in the bidders26 July 2021
Found in the garden room of a local property among a stack of other pictures, this unsigned oil on canvas had a distinct resemblance to portraits by Allan Ramsay (1713-84).
Flowery fields bloom at auctions26 July 2021
Two views of children in flowery fields, both by Scottish artists, were among the works drawing competition at Woolley & Wallis’ (25/12% buyer’s premium).
Not just any old ironworks19 July 2021
Two rare and evocative paintings depicting a 19th century ironworks in South Wales were hotly contested at a recent Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium) sale.
Bob Dylan art stays on track at auction19 July 2021
Artworks by another legendary musician, Bob Dylan (b.1941), drew decent competition once again at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) this summer.
Art market: Bowie sprinkles saleroom stardust19 July 2021
Record for a painting by the music legend David Bowie leads a look at rockstar attempts at visual art
Early work by Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett doubles artist's auction record19 July 2021
An early painting by Roger ‘Syd’ Barrett (1946-2006) of Pink Floyd led a 200-lot picture section at a recent Cheffins (22.5% buyer’s premium) sale.
One Leonardo sold, another caught up in a court battle12 July 2021
Two Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) drawings created national news last week as Christie’s posted a record for a sketch by the great master in London while a court in Paris is to determine whether another can be legally exported from France.
Christie’s sells Leonardo’s head of a bear drawing for £7.5m08 July 2021
A sketch of the head of a bear by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) has sold for £7.5m at a Christie’s auction in London.
London sales are ‘best since pandemic’05 July 2021
The latest round of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s represented the highest overall total for a ‘London’ auction series since before the coronavirus pandemic.
Zinkeisen sisters show their family value at two auctions05 July 2021
Works by the Zinkeisen sisters continue to bring demand at auctions around the country.
Polish artists lead the price list in Buckinghamshire05 July 2021
Among works by eastern European artists in demand recently, two pictures by modern Polish artists led the sale at a Buckinghamshire auction.
Romanian artist in rare UK visit05 July 2021
Works by Grigorescu are seldom seen in British auctions but one emerged in West Sussex
Pick of the week: £220,000 for enigmatic faces of the Interregnum28 June 2021
Believed to date from the mid-17th century, this double portrait is a fascinating painting on many accounts.
Wardle waxes lyrical with classical theme28 June 2021
Works by the prolific Arthur Wardle (1864- 1949) appear regularly on the market, most often his paintings of dogs and other hunting animals.
Art Market: John William Godward oil is latest in a run of strong prices28 June 2021
An unusual number of high prices for pictures has been recorded outside London this season.