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.
Christie’s appoints Old Master drawing specialist in New York19 January 2017
Christie’s have appointed Furio Rinaldi as associate specialist in the Old Master Drawings department in New York.
Celebrating Japanese woodblock artists and the Brits they inspired at galleries and auction18 January 2017
The beautiful Japanese woodblock prints created by artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige inspired similar works across the world and most famously the paintings of Van Gogh.
Sotheby’s sues vendor of Italian Old Master as ‘fakes scandal’ reaches court17 January 2017
Sotheby’s is taking legal action to recover its losses over the sale of a ‘fake’ Italian Old Master.
10 highlights at the upcoming Old Master auctions in New York12 January 2017
The main series of Old Master auctions in New York traditionally take place in January. This year Sotheby’s are holding four sales while Christie’s are staging two – a sale of drawings and an auction of prints only – having moved its main paintings sale in this category to the ‘Classic Week’ scheduled for April.
Review of the Year 2016 - Saved for the Nation27 December 2016
Important works of art sold to overseas buyers are typically subject to temporary export bans in the hope that a buyer can be found to keep them in the UK - here we offer our top five 2016 purchases
Five Christmas picks for Christmas Eve24 December 2016
See our pick of Christmassy lots this month:
Whyte’s broker sale of William Orpen archive to National Gallery of Ireland21 December 2016
An archive of over 400 letters and drawings by Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) has been acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland in a deal brokered by Dublin auctioneers Whyte’s.
Andrea del Sarto drawing chalks up €3.2m at auction in France20 December 2016
A rediscovered chalk portrait by Andrea d’Angiolo, called Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530), has set an record for any Old Master drawing sold at auction in France.
Harry Hyams' collection of art and vintage cars to be placed on public view19 December 2016
Property developer and collector Harry Hyams, who died in December 2015, has left much of his £487m estate to a charity that will preserve his collection for the nation.
Alabaster statue of Saint Cecilia hits €2.3m top note in Paris auction16 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.
German drawing sells at auction for €1.7m following restitution15 December 2016
A remarkable drawing by German artist Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872) that was recently restituted to the family of a Holocaust victim has sold for €1.7m (£1.44m) at an auction in Berlin.
Dealer Roger Keverne donates pirate painting to Hong Kong museum15 December 2016
Asian art dealers Roger and Miranda Keverne donated a Chinese export painting, depicting pirates on the China coast, to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
Giant price for giant anteater – Rembrandt Bugatti bronze takes €1.2m at Paris auction14 December 2016
This Rembrandt Bugatti bronze of ‘The Giant Anteater’ (Le Grand Fourmilier) more than lived up to its status as the potential star at a recent auction in Paris.
Leonardo drawing estimated at €15m to appear at French auction next year13 December 2016
A newly-discovered drawing that has been attributed to Leonardo da Vinci will be offered by Paris auctioneers Tajan next year, estimated at €15m (£9.62m).
Watercolour of Henry VIII’s famed lost Palace of Nonsuch saved for the nation09 December 2016
The earliest and most detailed depiction of Henry VIII’s famed lost Palace of Nonsuch will soon be on public display after The Victoria & Albert Museum saved it for the nation.
Museum slams ‘Van Gogh sketchbook’09 December 2016
The Van Gogh Museum has issued an extraordinary public rebuttal to the release of ‘Vincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook’, criticising the authors for their “excessively easy going attitude… towards questions of authenticity”.
Jordaens’ Holy Family leads Christie’s auction after Landseer and Goya withdrawals09 December 2016
The withdrawal of two key works dented the overall total at Christie’s evening sale of Old Masters last night. However, some spirited bidding did emerge on a number of lots which helped lift proceedings.
Bonhams sells John Constable’s Flatford Lock sketch at £720,00008 December 2016
A preparatory sketch by John Constable was knocked down for £720,000 at Bonhams earlier today.
Weaker supply means lesser names provide highlights at Sotheby’s Old Master sale08 December 2016
Sotheby’s Old Master evening sale in London last night was somewhat short of stellar works but the auction registered a decent performance for the material on offer.
London dealer sues artist’s foundation in New York06 December 2016
London’s Mayor Gallery has filed a complaint in New York state court claiming the Agnes Martin foundation acted wrongly when rejecting works submitted for authentication.
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