Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner

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Venus copies old and new

05 April 2021

Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, has been a favourite subject in art since ancient times.

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Who said suburban life was dull?

05 April 2021

More Mod Brit delights from the Freer collection kept in a house full to bursting point

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Artists uncertain but appeal clear to bidders

05 April 2021

Portraits boosted takings at Mallams’ (24% buyer’s premium) latest picture sale in Oxford.

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Unrecorded Campagna bronze offered at Paris gallery

29 March 2021

Attributed to northern Italian sculptor Girolamo Campagna (1549-1625), this hitherto unrecorded model of Amphitrite, Poseidon’s wife, features in an exhibition of Renaissance sculpture under way at Galerie Sismann.

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Pru’s view of a gritty world

29 March 2021

Gravel pit subject was typical of artist’s move towards mundane subjects, as exhibition shows

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Buckles go under the microscope at Wartski

29 March 2021

These gold-mounted hardstone buckles are among only a few surviving examples of jewellery by the Dresden master goldsmith Johann Christian Neuber (1736-1808).

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Rutherston eases market woes

29 March 2021

Trading with EU member states has become more difficult and expensive since the UK left the European Union, but one dealer may have found a way to avoid the bureaucratic hurdles.

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5 Questions: Anthony Bridgman

29 March 2021

Anthony Bridgman is head of restoration at Westland London where he has worked since the 1990s. Established by Geoff Westland in 1969, the firm deals in architectural and decorative antiques and has built one of the largest collections of antique chimney pieces in the world, with some 750 examples.

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The web shop window: Portland stone chimney piece

29 March 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Latest highlights from four book dealers

29 March 2021

From Hans Christian Andersen to Ian Fleming, ATG selects a clutch of literary highlights in catalogues launched this spring by several UK-based book dealers

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There once was an artist called Lear…

22 March 2021

…whose painting skill is now clear… as a first selling exhibition for 30 years underlines

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Just a Few things you may be interested in

22 March 2021

Items assembled by well-known antiques dealer Ted Few will go under the hammer at London auction house Roseberys.

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Sickert view of ‘Kikely’ offered at Essex gallery

22 March 2021

Walter Sickert (1860-1942) first met Cicely Hey at a public lecture in 1923. The very next day Hey arrived at his studio in Fitzroy Street and continued to sit for Sickert over the next decade.

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The web shop window: Ada Lovelace's first-edition copy of key mathematical text

22 March 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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5 Questions: textiles dealer Esther Fitzgerald

22 March 2021

Esther Fitzgerald handles textiles from across the globe covering a time span of 2000 years. She has been trading for three decades and is based in Hampstead, London.

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5 Questions: vintage wristwatches specialist Alex Stevens

15 March 2021

Alex Stevens began selling collectables aged 14, going on to specialise in vintage wristwatches. He launched Alex Stevens Vintage in late 2020.

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William Hazlitt portrayed at his ‘great hope’ stage

15 March 2021

This rediscovered portrait depicts a youthful-looking William Hazlitt (1778-1830).

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The web shop window: Pablo Picasso doodle

15 March 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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The 1970s new wave of ceramics flows to Wiltshire

15 March 2021

British Studio Ceramic is Messums Wiltshire’s third annual show.

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Pandemic? A perfect opportunity

15 March 2021

Spotlight on two London art businesses launched despite the challenges of lockdown