Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell


Rare set of Keika chrysanthemums kept intact

13 November 2023

The late 19th century Japanese artist Keika Hasegawa remains something of an enigma.


Buyer chooses Chadwick couple

13 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 mother

13 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 research

13 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 confines

13 November 2023

Famous chair created as just an edition of 50 went on to become signature product of Danish design house


Previews: issue 2618

13 November 2023

Our selection of lots from five upcoming UK and Irish auctions

Sunrise On The Rhine watercolour

‘Circle of JMW Turner’ watercolour stars in our pick of five auction highlights

10 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.

Bronze figure of a Luohan

Chinese bronze hands vendor big reward

06 November 2023

A spectacular Chinese bronze surfaced at DuMouchelles’ auction in Detroit.

Portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Mini Reynolds comes to auction in Chicago

06 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 watch

06 November 2023

With estimates from £150, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.


Previews: issue 2617

06 November 2023

Our selection of lots from 10 upcoming UK and Irish auctions


Looking at the bigger picture: Goetz Valien monumental work

06 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 buyer

06 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 nobles

06 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 collectors

06 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 condition

06 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 $430,000

06 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 bidders

06 November 2023

Japanese Contemporary crafts currently enjoy a stronger following than more traditional works of art.


Scroll on Song in the Windy City

06 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 Canada

06 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.