Fine Art

Fine art is a staple of the dealing and auctioneering industry, featuring works ranging from Medieval art to traditional Old Masters, and right through to cutting-edge Contemporary art.

While oil paintings represent a large part of the sector, other mediums adopted by artists across the ages include drawings, watercolours, prints and photographs.

Steamer with Fish by Alfred Wallis

Works fly over estimate at Lay’s sale of the Branfield collection

29 February 2024

Underlining the strength of demand for quality pieces of 20th century Cornish art by well known names, the collection of art historian and author John Branfield and his late wife Kathleen (known as Pep) commanded plenty of interest at Penzance saleroom Lay’s.

The Adoration of the Magi panel

Early 16th century Flemish triptych emerges at Guernsey auction

28 February 2024

A religious painting believed to date from the first half of the 16th century will be offered at Guernsey saleroom Martel Maides Auctions next month.

Thomas Daniell picture

Pick of the week: Daniells artwork is the Shore thing

26 February 2024

It is a good time to be selling works by Thomas Daniell (1749-1840).

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A picture by Newlyn School artist Midge Bruford is among five lots to watch

26 February 2024

With estimates from £400, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Fuseli fantasies on offer in Basel saleroom

26 February 2024

Paintings by the Anglo-Swiss artist Henry Fuseli, who was born in 1741 as Johann Heinrich Füssli, seldom make it to auction.

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Books and photos boom but ephemera fairs down in number

26 February 2024

Themed fairs are an added reason to head for Etc Fairs’ events held in London at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury WC1.

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Artist Kuhnert’s natural approach included shooting his animal subjects

26 February 2024

Many late 19th and early 20th century art collectors were entranced by Wilhelm Kuhnert’s (1865-1926) realistic portrayals of exotic animals in the wild.

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Frederick Austin: an artist of the old school

26 February 2024

Group of works by a maker who used mostly traditional techniques creates a secondary market test

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Peries stands out from the cloud

26 February 2024

'Cloud' (1978) is among the highlights of Grosvenor Gallery’s exhibition on the works of Sri Lankan painter Ivan Peries (1921-88).

London Art Week

Drawing foundation Trois Crayons links up with London Art Week

24 February 2024

New partnership aims to boost London as a centre for Old Master drawings

Eloise Stannard still life

Stannard still life keeps up standards in East Anglia

22 February 2024

Like a number of East Anglian artists, Eloise Harriet Stannard (1829-1915) has a decent following among both the trade and a core group of private collectors.

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Old Masters: Supply lines come under strain

19 February 2024

Market shows strength only for select works as sourcing high-quality material proves inceasingly difficult

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UK dealers happy with ‘buzzy’ New York drawings fair

19 February 2024

Running for the first time under new ownership Master Drawings New York (MDNY) produced strong results for many of its exhibitors, including London dealer Guy Peppiatt.

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Charles X portrait at nearly 10 times the estimate

19 February 2024

Portrait of monarch impresses as château of the Comtes de Marcellus delivers treasures to auction

Hubert Robert pipe-clay dish

Hubert Robert's range on show at Old Master sales

19 February 2024

Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s offered notable works by French artist Hubert Robert (1733-1808) at the latest Old Master auction series in New York.

Mezzotint

Deaccessioned rare prints collection comes to Boston auction house

16 February 2024

A remarkable collection of prints amassed by Winfield Robbins (1841-1910) of Arlington, Massachusetts have been deaccessioned and will be auctioned.

Dorothea Sharp view of St Ives

Five highlights from the Branfield collection of Modern British art at Lay’s

15 February 2024

Art historian and author John Branfield and his late wife Kathleen spent 50 years building their collection of Cornish art and ceramics. It will now be dispersed at Lay’s in Penzance on February 29.

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun self portrait

Sotheby's sets record for a work on paper by a female Old Master

14 February 2024

Some of the strongest demand at the latest Old Master auctions in New York came among the works on paper sales.

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Pick of the week: Coachbuilders archive rolls up to £25,000

12 February 2024

With clients including the Maharajah of Kutch, Queen Victoria and multiple princes and dukes, Holmes & Co was one of the top coachbuilders of the 19th century.

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Rediscovered society portrait is among five lots to watch

12 February 2024

With estimates from £200, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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