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.

Kinsham Court in Herefordshire

Contents from Arkwright family home consigned to Bonhams

19 August 2022

The contents of Kinsham Court, the Herefordshire home of the Arkwright family, will be offered at Bonhams in October.

Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli self portrait

UK buyer sought for £2m Lombardy portrait blocked from export

17 August 2022

A 17th century example of Lombard art has been blocked from leaving the UK in the hope an institution can raise the £2m to keep it here.

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BADA Friends supports contemporary museum acquisition

16 August 2022

The Friends of the BADA has given £500 to support the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in the acquisition of a new work.

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Art Market: Shepherd and Mod Brits are flying high

15 August 2022

This summer was something of a feast when it came to the Modern British art auctions in London.

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Lamb views life with a self-focus

15 August 2022

A small group of highly personal works by Henry Lamb (1883-1960) provided an intriguing insight into his life and work at the Modern British art sales at Bonhams this summer.

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Napoleonic memorabilia: Bust of Boney sold at Sotheby's among latest highlights

15 August 2022

Rediscovered sculpted portrait heads a special report covering recent lots linked to the man who became emperor, dedicated to both his triumphs and defeats

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Gallery launches exhibition with young visitors in mind

15 August 2022

James Brett of The Gallery of Everything cultivates an attitude that selling for its own sake is less important than putting on a rattling good show.

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De Wint Whitby went to private collector at London Art Week

15 August 2022

Between reserving various pieces to museums, Guy Peppiatt was pleased to sell a large watercolour of Yorkshire by Peter de Wint (1748- 1849) during the latest London Art Week (LAW).

Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce

Art sleuth show Fake or Fortune? returns to screens this month

10 August 2022

BBC TV series 'Fake or Fortune?' is back for its 10th series later this month.

Christ carrying the Cross

National Gallery acquires two paintings via government tax scheme

09 August 2022

Two Italian pictures have joined the National Gallery’s collection via the government’s inheritance tax scheme.

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Cheers! Harold Knight portrait takes £46,000 at David Lay auction

08 August 2022

A combination of artist, sitter, date and quality ensured a compelling Newlyn school portrait caught the eye at David Lay’s latest auction in Penzance.

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ATG letter: Thrilled to see Lady Northcliffe at last – we are always looking for the lost de Lászlós

08 August 2022

I was thrilled to see the portrait of Lady Northcliffe by Philip de László (1869-1937) featured in your publication (Art Market, ATG No 2552).

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Specialist Welsh sale on the rise partly due to more consignments from further afield

08 August 2022

Ben Rogers Jones was a happy man after the latest Welsh Sale at Rogers Jones (24/15% buyer’s premium) in Cardiff.

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Cooper Events returns to the Cotswolds and Chester

08 August 2022

Cotswolds fair provides a summer treat while Chester makes an autumn comeback

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ATG letter: Whinburn Hall was home to La Thangue work

08 August 2022

With reference to the rediscovery of the painting In a Ligurian Garden by British Impressionist Henry Herbert La Thangue (News, ATG No 2553), I thought your readers may interested to know where it would have hung when it was purchased by textile tycoon Prince Smith.

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Second-highest Sir Kyffin at auction

08 August 2022

Works by Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) generated a combined £221,640 at Rogers Jones’ latest Welsh Sale.

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Frame and fortunate: a test case in Surrey sale

08 August 2022

Can an original frame make all the difference to price? A recent Surrey auction provided an interesting test.

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Fresh wave of demand on the cards

08 August 2022

Overseas interest in tribal art and Doulton Lambeth wares fuelled the higher prices at Cuttlestones’ (20% buyer’s premium) Penkridge sale but it was a new outbreak of cardomania which raised temperatures of collectors across England.

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Year of the Dealer organiser Mark Westgarth joins BADA Prize judges

28 July 2022

More big names from the art and antiques world have joined the judging panel for the BADA Prize.

Fernand Khnopff drawing

Khnopff’s Medusa sketch tops sale of works from Isabel Goldsmith collection at Christie’s

27 July 2022

A small work on paper by the symbolist Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) led a selection of works from the Isabel Goldsmith collection offered at Christie’s.

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