Latest News Articles by Alex Capon

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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.

Ryedale Ritual Bronzes

Metal detectorists’ bronze discoveries sell for £185,000 at Hansons

20 May 2021

A hoard of Romano-British bronzes, including a bust believed to represent Emperor Marcus Aurelius, has sold at Hansons for £185,000.

Samuel Pepys Cockerell by George Frederic Watts

Victorian art collection comes to Dreweatts from family of artist Samuel Pepys Cockerell

19 May 2021

A group of nine pictures directly from the family of the artist Samuel Pepys Cockerell (1844-1921) will be offered at Dreweatts in Newbury later this month.

Paul Raison

Auction house department heads from Bonhams and Christie's become dealers

17 May 2021

Two long-standing auction department heads launch second careers as dealers this month.

Sotheby's New York

Flagship Modern and Contemporary art auctions return to form in New York

17 May 2021

The latest flagship sales of Modern and Contemporary art in New York showed a return to some normality after a difficult 14 months.

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Owner was key to Strong demand

17 May 2021

Works from either a distinguished collection or well-known owner offered with appealing estimates are an enticing prospect at auction.

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Artist destined to cover wildlife and nature

17 May 2021

As the son of an entomologist and ornithologist, the artist David Morrison Reid-Henry (1919-77) was destined for a career observing wildlife and nature.

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Edoardo Roberti

Sotheby’s shakes up its Old Masters and Fine Art teams

10 May 2021

Sotheby’s has made changes to its Old Master department in London.

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A prime period Nicholson print sells at Dawsons

10 May 2021

'Five Circles' first appeared as part of Ben Nicholson’s (1894-1982) publication 23 Gravures in 1934 and was then released as a limited-edition print. The initial run of approximately 30 signed copies was followed by various reprintings.

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The Curwen Studio archive dispersed

10 May 2021

Among the publishing houses that helped put Modern British prints on the map was The Curwen Studio.

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Printing money: wall power and connoisseurship on a budget

10 May 2021

Modern prints can offer the chance to own interesting and eye-catching works, including those by well-known artists, without needing to invest large sums of money. This makes prints a viable option for collectors on a smaller budget as well as those just starting out.

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Learning the market for Grosvenor School

10 May 2021

The linocuts produced by artists from the Grosvenor School in London, which ran from 1925-40, have been one of the liveliest areas of the Modern British prints market in the last 15-20 years.

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A Polish printmaker in a Welsh mining village

10 May 2021

Most prints are closely connected with an artist’s wider oeuvre. A few good Welsh examples were on offer at Rogers Jones (22% buyer’s premium) in Cardiff on April 17.

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Benin plaque withdrawn from auction after curator raises provenance questions

03 May 2021

The increasingly contentious issue of selling Benin works of art at auction raised its head again last week after an ancestral plaque catalogued as 16th or 17th century was withdrawn from an East Sussex sale.

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Old Masters impress in Berkshire

03 May 2021

The best competition at a recent mixed-category sale came for two Old Masters.