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.

Richard Parkes Bonington view of venice

Sotheby’s to auction works from late art dealer Richard Feigen’s collection

17 September 2021

Sotheby’s is staging a dedicated sale of 55 works from the collection of the late New York art dealer Richard L Feigen (1930-2021).

Circe

Record bid for ‘young Australia’s chef d’oeuvre’ at auction

13 September 2021

This bronze reduction of Kipkh (Circe) by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal (1863-1931) set a new house record at Lots Road Auctions.

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The web shop window: French still life by Jules Cavaillès

13 September 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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The lure of Japan for Mortimer Menpes

13 September 2021

Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938), who painted this portrait titled 'The Yellow Parasol' visited Japan in the 1880s and 1890s.

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Art Market: Hardie and a Hockney triumph

13 September 2021

Drawing of renowned Scottish dealer by the artist reflected strong bond between the two

Gaganendranath Tagore picture

Tagore ink painting brings Indian summer

13 September 2021

A mount to an ‘Indian school’ ink wash offered by Cuttlestones in Penkridge on September 2 read simply 'G Tagore'.

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Roger Fry stirs up Bloomsbury passions

13 September 2021

Works by Bloomsbury artists once again caused a stir at a recent Modern British art sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5%) in London.

Cy Twombly, Untitled 2007

Sotheby’s reveals consignment win via livestreamed video

10 September 2021

Sotheby’s chose to announce its winning of a prestigious consignment via a livestreamed video involving specialists across the US, Europe and Asia.

Banksy's ‘Love is in the Bin’

Banksy’s shredded canvas ‘Love is in the Bin’ returns to Sotheby’s

09 September 2021

Billed as “an audacious piece of performance art” by Sotheby’s, although viewed by others as a publicity stunt, the half-shredded Banksy painting ‘Love is in the Bin’ is returning to auction with its estimate bumped up.

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Rare example of an 'enconchado' painting makes 30-times estimate at Surrey auction

06 September 2021

An intriguing variation on an Old Master sparked a strong competition at Parker Fine Art (25% buyer’s premium) earlier this summer.

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The web shop window: Marine scene depicting battle between British and Dutch

06 September 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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The restoration motivation: Rising interest in works that appeal despite condition issues

06 September 2021

Although condition remains a pivotal factor in the Old Master market, a number of lots sold recently in the UK regions suggest increasing interest for works that represent a promising restoration project.

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Bidders show a longing for Ardizzone at Somerset sale

06 September 2021

A group of works by painter, printmaker and war artist Edward Ardizzone (1900-79) was offered at Lawrences’ latest picture sale in Crewkerne, with eight lots coming from the artist’s family.

Great Indian Fruit Bat or Flying Fox

Auctioneer turned dealer consigns major collection of Company School pictures to Sotheby’s

02 September 2021

Billed as the first dedicated auction of its kind, Sotheby’s is offering a major group of Company School paintings from the collection of American collector and art dealer Carlton C. Rochell, Jr in London on October 27.

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Sale of Oliver Hoare print collection shows market in rude health

30 August 2021

Group acquired by influential dealer Oliver Hoare brings solid demand

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Stubbs print stands up to sale scrutiny

30 August 2021

The top-priced picture of the Dominic Winter sale on July 23 came for a print from a separate source to the Oliver Hoare prints.

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Bernard Sleigh work emerges from behind the tape

30 August 2021

When this triptych came in for examination at Gloucestershire saleroom Dominic Winter, it was difficult to distinguish certain areas of the painting.

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Small oil now believed to be original 17th century Flemish School painting

30 August 2021

A small oil painting discovered among the contents of a Leamington Spa property sold for many multiples of its estimate at Kinghams (23% buyer’s premium).

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Portrait of George Washington in pastel form emerges at Cotswolds auction

30 August 2021

The Cotswold Auction Company will offer a small lifetime portrait of the first American president as part of a pictures sale on October 19.

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Historic venues host two fairs as London welcomes back in-person art and antiques events

30 August 2021

The grand surroundings of two historic central London buildings are ready to welcome the return of art and antiques buyers and collectors this autumn when two in-person fairs finally take place.

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