Latest News Articles by Alex Capon
Panoramic Munnings landscape helps Leicestershire saleroom to highest auction total31 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.
Algernon Newton takes to the country31 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.
Pick of the week: Finders keepers – bronze hoard brings £185,00024 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.
Art market: The bidding battle of Cape St Vincent24 May 2021
Trio of family paintings depicting Jervis’ finest hour bring £90,000 result for marine specialist Charles Miller
The £36,000 tale of Maud Lewis and her $10 oils24 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.
Metal detectorists’ bronze discoveries sell for £185,000 at Hansons20 May 2021
A hoard of Romano-British bronzes, including a bust believed to represent Emperor Marcus Aurelius, has sold at Hansons for £185,000.
Victorian art collection comes to Dreweatts from family of artist Samuel Pepys Cockerell19 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.
Auction house department heads from Bonhams and Christie's become dealers17 May 2021
Two long-standing auction department heads launch second careers as dealers this month.
Flagship Modern and Contemporary art auctions return to form in New York17 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.
Owner was key to Strong demand17 May 2021
Works from either a distinguished collection or well-known owner offered with appealing estimates are an enticing prospect at auction.
Artist destined to cover wildlife and nature17 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.
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £700 including a Cornish scene by James P Power17 May 2021
Good art at a great price in regional sales.
Sotheby’s shakes up its Old Masters and Fine Art teams10 May 2021
Sotheby’s has made changes to its Old Master department in London.
A prime period Nicholson print sells at Dawsons10 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.
The Curwen Studio archive dispersed10 May 2021
Among the publishing houses that helped put Modern British prints on the map was The Curwen Studio.
Printing money: wall power and connoisseurship on a budget10 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.
Learning the market for Grosvenor School10 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.
A Polish printmaker in a Welsh mining village10 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.
Benin plaque withdrawn from auction after curator raises provenance questions03 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.
Old Masters impress in Berkshire03 May 2021
The best competition at a recent mixed-category sale came for two Old Masters.