Latest News Articles by Alex Capon
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.
Unrecorded Locatelli landscape at Bonhams21 June 2021
An unrecorded landscape by Andrea Locatelli (1693- c.1741) is among the lots on offer at Bonhams’ Old Masters sale in July.
'One of the best' Kyffin Williams works comes to auction in Cardiff21 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”.
Sickert takes a trip down the river21 June 2021
Walter Sickert and Winifred Nicholson feature in Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood's picture sale.
Dutch depictions at the double at Roseberys21 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.
JMW Turner Thames estuary back on public view for first time since 194521 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.
Buy a share in the world’s most expensive stamp14 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.
Art market: Supply of works flows as lockdown eases14 June 2021
Consignments held back during the restrictions are now impressing in salerooms, as recent auction results show
Hunting scene trots back to Taunton14 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).
Simple Cornish charm stands out in the salerooms14 June 2021
Naive-style Cornish art has been on a good run at regional auctions over recent months.
Fedden Glyndebourne artwork takes centre stage14 June 2021
The artist Mary Fedden (1915-2012) was a great lover of opera.
Surprised vendor ends up with a Turkish delight14 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.
‘Elegy’ from 1836 reveals original John Constable watercolours07 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.
Essex sale provides latest market test for Company School ornithological paintings07 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.
In the footsteps of Cedric Morris07 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.
Five pictures that caught bidders’ eyes at Dreweatts’ Old Master sale04 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.