Latest News Articles by Alex Capon

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Harlow Rolls out a typical flourish

15 November 2021

A small portrait sketch of a young boy by George Henry Harlow (1787-1819) drew lively interest at the recent Fine Art & Antiques sale in Gloucestershire.

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Charles II's mistress lovingly portrayed with cupid and doves

15 November 2021

An opportunity to buy a portrait of one of Charles II’s mistresses emerged at a recent Bellmans’ (22% buyer’s premium) sale in West Sussex.

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Pleasing result of international relations

15 November 2021

First sale put together by art world academic attracts encouraging overseas response

John Constable sketch of Salisbury Cathedral

Constable’s vision: oil sketch of Salisbury Cathedral emerges at Christie’s

11 November 2021

A John Constable (1776-1837) oil sketch of Salisbury Cathedral is among the lots headlining Christie’s Old Masters evening sale on December 7.

Drawing by Dame Barbara Hepworth

Pick of the week: Hepworth’s gift to friend Barns-Graham

08 November 2021

Connecting two of Britain’s leading 20th century female artists, a pencil drawing by Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) given to Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) as a wedding present was the highlight of Lyon & Turnbull’s recent auction of works from the latter’s collection.

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Record for the elusive Cayley Robinson is smashed as train journey work takes £95,000

08 November 2021

In 2010 The National Gallery held the first exhibition of works by Frederick Cayley Robinson (1862-1927) in the UK for 30 years.

Jean Shepeard portrait

Collection of actress and artist Jean Shepeard offered at Batemans

02 November 2021

Stamford saleroom Batemans is to offer items from the collection of British artist and actress Jean Shepeard (1904-1989) on November 6.

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Hunter catches the eye in a Colourist selection

01 November 2021

Works by the Scottish Colourists led the day as expected at Bonhams’ (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) latest Scottish art sale in Edinburgh but the slightly muted demand that emerged meant it was not always plain sailing.

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Husband-and-wife Henrys in harmony at Whyte’s

01 November 2021

The last 18 months has produced something of a resurgence in the market for Paul Henry (1876-1958).

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Jack B Yeats trademark mix swirls in to lead Dublin sale

01 November 2021

Leading the latest Irish art sale at Adam’s (25% buyer’s premium) was a small work by market stalwart Jack Butler Yeats (1871-1957).

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St Tropez scene by ‘The Fifth Colourist’ John Maclauchlan Milne catches the eye in Glasgow sale

01 November 2021

The artist John Maclauchlan Milne (1885-1957) is sometimes referred to as ‘The Fifth Colourist’ due to the way he followed in the Post-Impressionist tradition of fellow Scottish painters Peploe, Fergusson, Cadell and Hunter.

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Telfer channels spirit of Peploe

01 November 2021

Your starter for 10 – can you identify the artist of these still-lifes? Samuel Peploe, right?

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Scottish buyer secures Raeburn portrait from Lowood House

01 November 2021

Among the Scottish pictures catching the eye at Lyon & Turnbull’s (25% buyer’s premium) sale of contents from Lowood House near Melrose was a half-length portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823).

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Small Peploe view of the Hebrides shines

01 November 2021

A small picture by a giant of the 20th century Scottish art market captivated both domestic and overseas buyers at Sworders’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest Modern and Contemporary art sale.

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Special Peploe spotlight at Lyon & Turnbull next month

01 November 2021

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Scottish Colourist Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935), Lyon & Turnbull’s sale of Scottish Paintings & Sculpture auction on December 9 will have a special focus on the artist.

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Top stories this week – including a sell-out auction of gold coins discovered by builders in a French manor house

31 October 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a cache of French 17th century gold coins discovered by builders working on a manor house in Brittany.

Jacopo Bassano painting

Getty Museum acquires major Italian Old Master

30 October 2021

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has acquired a painting by Venetian artist Jacopo Bassano (c.1510-1592).

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High-profile lots stack up to a bumper offering

27 October 2021

The top two UK auction houses have announced a string of high-profile consignments coming to auction in the autumn/winter season.

‘The Auction’ by LS Lowry

LS Lowry’s only painting of an auction to be offered at Sotheby’s

27 October 2021

This autumn, ‘The Auction’ by LS Lowry (1887-1976) will be offered at Sotheby’s Modern British Art sale in London.

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Tunnicliffe taken out of a wardrobe

27 October 2021

Excellent selection of the artist’s wildlife works had been wrapped up and kept pristine.