Latest News Articles by Alex Capon

Landscape by Andrea Locatelli

Unrecorded Locatelli landscape at Bonhams

21 June 2021

An unrecorded landscape by Andrea Locatelli (1693- c.1741) is among the lots on offer at Bonhams’ Old Masters sale in July.

Ynys Mon

'One of the best' Kyffin Williams works comes to auction in Cardiff

21 June 2021

The Welsh Sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on July 24 will offer a picture that the saleroom said was “one of the best Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) oils we have ever offered”.

'The River' by Walter Sickert

Sickert takes a trip down the river

21 June 2021

Walter Sickert and Winifred Nicholson feature in Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood's picture sale.

Portrait of a man

Dutch depictions at the double at Roseberys

21 June 2021

Among a number of historic portraits at West Norwood saleroom Roseberys in the auction of Old Master & 19th Century Pictures on July 20 is this painting of a man wearing a fur collar, white lace ruff and a skull cap, below.

Turner's view of the Thames

JMW Turner Thames estuary back on public view for first time since 1945

21 June 2021

Among the highlights at Sotheby’s Old Masters evening sale on July 7 is one of a series of eight views of the Thames estuary exhibited by JMW Turner (1775-1851) at his gallery in Harley Street between 1807-09.

British Guiana Magenta stamp

Buy a share in the world’s most expensive stamp

14 June 2021

Stanley Gibbons, the buyer of the world’s most expensive stamp at Sotheby’s New York last week, said it plans to “democratise” its ownership by inviting the public to buy shares in it.

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Art market: Supply of works flows as lockdown eases

14 June 2021

Consignments held back during the restrictions are now impressing in salerooms, as recent auction results show

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Hunting scene trots back to Taunton

14 June 2021

Returning to the same auction house after 20 years, a small hunting scene drew interest for the second time at Greenslade Taylor Hunt (19.5% buyer’s premium).

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Simple Cornish charm stands out in the salerooms

14 June 2021

Naive-style Cornish art has been on a good run at regional auctions over recent months.

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Fedden Glyndebourne artwork takes centre stage

14 June 2021

The artist Mary Fedden (1915-2012) was a great lover of opera.

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Surprised vendor ends up with a Turkish delight

14 June 2021

A vendor had a nice surprise when a painting she inherited from her aunt and formerly owned by her grandmother proved much more valuable than she realised.

Constable watercolour

‘Elegy’ from 1836 reveals original John Constable watercolours

07 June 2021

Discovered lying unrecognised on a bookcase in a Sussex cottage, a unique edition of Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard will be offered at Gorringe’s this month with a £100,000-150,000 estimate.

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Essex sale provides latest market test for Company School ornithological paintings

07 June 2021

Interest in the exquisitely detailed ornithological paintings produced by Indian artists from the late 18th to the mid-19th centuries has grown significantly over the last few decades.

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In the footsteps of Cedric Morris

07 June 2021

The 466-lot sale of the Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate collection at Sworders was a marathon event – taking over 10 hours in all.

‘Karva Chauth’ by William Daniell

Five pictures that caught bidders’ eyes at Dreweatts’ Old Master sale

04 June 2021

The latest sale of Old Master, British and European Art at Newbury saleroom Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium) on May 27 included some strong bidding for 19th century works.

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Panoramic Munnings landscape helps Leicestershire saleroom to highest auction total

31 May 2021

Modern British pictures sold at Gildings’ (20% buyer’s premium) recent Fine & Decorative Arts and Antiques auction helped the Leicestershire saleroom to the highest total in its 41-year history.

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Algernon Newton takes to the country

31 May 2021

Algernon Newton (1880-1968) has been one of the stars of the season with both his urban and rural scenes attracting high prices in the regions in the last month.

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Pick of the week: Finders keepers – bronze hoard brings £185,000

24 May 2021

A hoard of Romano-British bronzes, discovered by metal detectorists in North Yorkshire last year, sold at Hansons for £185,000 last week.

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Art market: The bidding battle of Cape St Vincent

24 May 2021

Trio of family paintings depicting Jervis’ finest hour bring £90,000 result for marine specialist Charles Miller

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The £36,000 tale of Maud Lewis and her $10 oils

24 May 2021

A group of naive oils found boxed up during a house move drew strong interest at Hanson Holloway’s Ross (25% buyer’s premium), making a combined £36,000.