Latest News Articles by Alex Capon

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Young sitters stand out despite lack of identification

29 August 2022

Among the lots catching bidders’ eyes in the last few months were a number of intriguing portraits that came up at sales in south-west England.

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Portrait could be of US author Sedgwick

29 August 2022

A small portrait of a woman that was pitched at £100-150 drew a bidding battle that carried it over 10 times estimate.

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Contents from Arkwright family home consigned to Bonhams

23 August 2022

The contents of Kinsham Court, the Herefordshire home of the Arkwright family, will be offered at Bonhams in October.

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Brueghel the Younger makes merry among just 20 lots

22 August 2022

Sotheby’s (25/20/13.9% buyer’s premium plus 1% overhead premium) latest Old Master evening sale in London was the smallest in terms of the number of lots that anyone could remember at one of these flagship summer events.

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‘Manner of Solario’ work ready for restoration project

22 August 2022

A portrait of a young man once thought to be a self-portrait by the Milanese artist Andrea Solario (1460-1524) attracted keen enquiries ahead of sale.

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Gentleman now from ‘circle of de Critz’

22 August 2022

Among a number of Old Master portraits on offer in Cambridge is a depiction of a gentleman that has been consigned from a private collection in Suffolk.

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Mysterious master’s work last seen in 1934 brings strongest contest at Old Master series

22 August 2022

Arguably the most eyecatching bidding battle at the latest London Old Master series was for a painting of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

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Portraits from one of Gloucestershire’s oldest landowning families to be offered at Chorley’s

22 August 2022

A collection of portraits from a descendant of the Hicks Beach family of Witcombe Park will be offered at Chorley’s on September 21-22.

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Angelica Kauffman paintings to be offered at Sworders

22 August 2022

Essex saleroom Sworders will sell a group of works by Angelica Kauffman (1741- 1807) next month.

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Market struggles with short supply

22 August 2022

Consignments thin on the ground judging by the latest auctions series in London

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Elusive Rembrandt impression sets second highest price for an Old Master print

22 August 2022

Despite the issues of supply affecting the market, odd pockets of success were evident at the latest Old Master sales in London.

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Art Market: Shepherd and Mod Brits are flying high

15 August 2022

This summer was something of a feast when it came to the Modern British art auctions in London.

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Lamb views life with a self-focus

15 August 2022

A small group of highly personal works by Henry Lamb (1883-1960) provided an intriguing insight into his life and work at the Modern British art sales at Bonhams this summer.

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Cheers! Harold Knight portrait takes £46,000 at David Lay auction

08 August 2022

A combination of artist, sitter, date and quality ensured a compelling Newlyn school portrait caught the eye at David Lay’s latest auction in Penzance.

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Symbolist flies high in Goldsmith collection

08 August 2022

A small work on paper by the Symbolist Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) led a selection of works from the Isabel Goldsmith collection offered at Christie’s.

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Specialist Welsh sale on the rise partly due to more consignments from further afield

08 August 2022

Ben Rogers Jones was a happy man after the latest Welsh Sale at Rogers Jones (24/15% buyer’s premium) in Cardiff.

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Second-highest Sir Kyffin at auction

08 August 2022

Works by Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) generated a combined £221,640 at Rogers Jones’ latest Welsh Sale.

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Frame and fortunate: a test case in Surrey sale

08 August 2022

Can an original frame make all the difference to price? A recent Surrey auction provided an interesting test.

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Khnopff’s Medusa sketch tops sale of works from Isabel Goldsmith collection at Christie’s

27 July 2022

A small work on paper by the symbolist Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) led a selection of works from the Isabel Goldsmith collection offered at Christie’s.

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John Constable painting from Danny Katz's collection goes on show at Brighton's Royal Pavilion

25 July 2022

London art dealer Danny Katz is loaning a John Constable (1776-1837) painting which he bought at Sotheby’s last year to Brighton’s Royal Pavilion.