Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell
Rare set of Keika chrysanthemums kept intact13 November 2023
The late 19th century Japanese artist Keika Hasegawa remains something of an enigma.
Buyer chooses Chadwick couple13 November 2023
Lynn Chadwick’s (1914-2003) figure sculptures of the 1960s-80s consist largely of angular male and female couples – standing, sitting, walking or lying together.
Drawing by young Elizabeth II failed to impress her mother13 November 2023
The October 18-19 sale at Everard Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) in Savannah, Georgia, featured manuscripts, photos and ephemera focused on European royalty.
Elizabethan gent ready to research13 November 2023
This three-quarter-length portrait of an Elizabethan gentleman, attributed to the circle of the court painter George Gower (c.1540-96), hammered for $32,000 (£26,500) on October 15.
Egg breaks out of hotel confines13 November 2023
Famous chair created as just an edition of 50 went on to become signature product of Danish design house
Previews: issue 261813 November 2023
Our selection of lots from five upcoming UK and Irish auctions
‘Circle of JMW Turner’ watercolour stars in our pick of five auction highlights10 November 2023
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a watercolour of steamboats on the Rhine that made over 60 times estimate in Derby.
Chinese bronze hands vendor big reward06 November 2023
A spectacular Chinese bronze surfaced at DuMouchelles’ auction in Detroit.
Mini Reynolds comes to auction in Chicago06 November 2023
A small autograph version of the famous portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92) in the permanent collection of the Royal Academy of Arts comes for sale at Hindman in Chicago on November 16.
An Aesthetic Movement cabinet is among five lots to watch06 November 2023
With estimates from £150, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.
Previews: issue 261706 November 2023
Our selection of lots from 10 upcoming UK and Irish auctions
Looking at the bigger picture: Goetz Valien monumental work06 November 2023
Highlights of the sale of Modern and Contemporary Art on November 16 at Clars in Oakland, California, will include works by Andy Warhol, the Latvian/American artist Raimonds Staprans, the American artist Gordon Onslow Ford and this monumental work by the Austrian artist Goetz Valien (b.1960).
Table suitable for Grand Tour big buyer06 November 2023
No 19th-century Grand Tourist would have considered his or her visit to Rome complete without a day spent shopping for micromosaics. Most would return home with a small box, a paperweight or a plaque.
Mystery painting unites two nobles06 November 2023
Doyle’s (26% buyer’s premium) sale of Old Master and 19th century Paintings & Drawings in New York on October 19 was topped by a 15th or 16th century Flemish School oil on panel portrait of a soldier.
Lismann definitely not forgotten by collectors06 November 2023
The most contested lot in Bonhams’ October 19 Expressionism: Germany, Austria and Beyond sale was a self-portrait by the German painter Hermann Lismann (1878-1943).
Exquisite Chinese sleeper – but not in best condition06 November 2023
A textbook Chinese sleeper emerged at a recent sale held by Helmuth Stone (25% buyer’s premium): this 11in (29cm) cinnabar red lacquer circular box and cover.
Shi Lu picked out at $430,00006 November 2023
Estimated at $30,000-50,000, an ink and colour on paper hanging scroll by Shi Lu (1919-82) took a mighty $430,000 (£354,500) at the latest Bonhams (28/27/21% buyer’s premium) auction of Fine Chinese Paintings in New York.
Baskets bring in the bidders06 November 2023
Japanese Contemporary crafts currently enjoy a stronger following than more traditional works of art.
Scroll on Song in the Windy City06 November 2023
Chinese item was owned by dealer who ran famed store on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago
Go fishing to catch a Prunella Clough work in Canada06 November 2023
It was in the early 1950s that Prunella Clough (1919-99) ‘found’ her subject matter after touring London’s industrial wastelands and factories.