Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

Royal Academy's Burlington Gardens Festival

Royal Academy becomes hub of London summer event rebranded as ‘Mayfair Art Weekend’

23 February 2017

The annual summer initiative ‘Brown’s London Art Weekend’, showcasing exhibitions, talks and tours in West End art galleries and auction houses, has announced a major rebranding and partnership.

Bonfire on Skagen Beach by Peder Severin Kroyer

Bonfire on the beach: Danish artist’s last masterwork comes to auction

22 February 2017

This dramatic study for the last masterwork produced by the Danish artist Peder Severin Kroyer (1851-1909) will be one of the highlights of the paintings and drawings sale at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen later this month.

Ben Walker of Bonhams

Former dealer Ben Walker joins Bonhams as head of design in US

20 February 2017

Bonhams has announced the appointment of Ben Walker as head of modern and decorative art and design in the US.

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Sculpture quick out of the blocks

18 February 2017

Solid provenances energise early 2017 sales including works owned by distinguished family

Antique George II table

Chelsea dealer sells George II table to Leeds’ Temple Newsam House

16 February 2017

The London dealer Godson and Coles of Fulham Road has concluded the sale of this George II period brass-inlaid mahogany metamorphic table to Temple Newsam House.

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End of year design stars shine

04 February 2017

Best selling names from auctions on both sides of the Atlantic in ATG’s selection of highlights

Napoleon ring given to Caroline du Colombier

Napoleon’s object of desire – gold ring given to future Emperor's young love emerges at auction

01 February 2017

A gold ring set with a carved ivory scene given by the young Napoleon Bonaparte to an early love, Caroline du Colombier, is coming up for auction in Fontainebleau, France next month.

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Pick of the Week: Spencer Gore’s £54,000 garden view

28 January 2017

THIS landscape by Camden Town school artist Spencer Gore (1878-1914) proved to be the highlight of Cheffins’ art and design sale in Cambridge on January 12 when it sold for £54,000 (plus 22.5% buyer’s premium).

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Five favourites: ATG's top picks from around the BRAFA Art Fair

21 January 2017

Anne Crane selects five works which caught her eye at the BRAFA Fine Art fair which is on until January 29 at the Tour & Taxis in Brussels.

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Take a trip to the Tour & Taxis

21 January 2017

Capacity at the former industrial venue hosting first major fair of the year on the Continent

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Christie’s tops Paris market in year of ‘closure’ for Drouot

14 January 2017

FOR the second year running Christie’s heads the list in the tally of annual turnover figures in France.

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Pick of the Week: The self-portrait of an Orientalist photographer

14 January 2017

THIS intriguing full-plate daguerreotype by the photographer Camille Dolard (1810-84) was the toast of the photographic section of Baron Ribeyre/Millon’s sale of the Gerard Lévy collection at Drouot on December 20.

Dealers and auctioneers united

14 January 2017

January extravaganza in New York brings together a wide range of fairs, exhibitions and sales...

London dealers Finch and Co stand at BRAFA

Dealers gear up for BRAFA art fair in Brussels

11 January 2017

Over 130 dealers will start setting out their stands next week as the BRAFA art fair, Belgium’s premier art and antiques show, opens in Brussels on January 21.

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Top story: Paris fair formula sprouts up in Brussels

07 January 2017

PARIS Tableau, the dedicated fair for Old Masters, which ran for five years in the French capital before it merged with the Biennale des Antiquaires this year, is to open a Brussels edition.

Greek coin

Big Apple's busy season starts with coin fair NYINC

05 January 2017

The hive of art world activity in the Big Apple in January kicks off with the New York International Numismatic Convention, or NYINC, which takes place at the Waldorf Astoria.

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French fair aims for triple crown

31 December 2016

New fine art event’s organiser wants to mix paintings, drawings and sculpture at every stand

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€2.3m might of old Castile

31 December 2016

A CASTILIAN medieval alabaster statue of St Cecilia playing a portable organ pulverised an estimate of €80,000-100,000 to sell for €2.3m (£1.9m) at the Drouot last week.

Qianlong Emperor seal

Chinese seal draws 15-minute bidding battle and sets €17.5m auction record

22 December 2016

A Chinese hardstone imperial seal set a record at Drouot in Paris on when Pierre Bergé & Associés sold this impressively carved 4in (10.5cm) square specimen, inscribed 'Qianlong Yu Bi Zhi Bao', for a hammer price of €17.5m (£14.58m).

 alabaster statuette of Saint Cecilia

Alabaster statue of Saint Cecilia hits €2.3m top note in Paris auction

16 December 2016

A small Castilian mediaeval alabaster statue of Saint Cecilia playing a portable organ led a strong selection of traditional art and antiques in the Paris pre-Christmas auctions at Hotel Drouot.