19th Century British Art

This sector includes Romantic painting, Victorian art, British Orientalism and Pre-Raphaelite art.


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‘On the Medway’ looks more like ‘On the Deben’ to me

20 May 2024

The view described as ‘On the Medway’ (International, ATG No 2640) appears to me to be a view on the River Deben.

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Louis Comfort Tiffany gossip is talk of the town as painting emerges in New York auction

13 May 2024

An oil on canvas of a German scene was probably on display at Louis Comfort Tiffany's Long Island home, sold in the 1940s.

The Falls of Clyde watercolour

‘British School’ waterfall scene takes 60 times estimate after bidders identify artist

09 May 2024

An early 19th century ‘British School’ watercolour painting of a waterfall raced away from a guide of $200-300 to bring $18,000 (£14,400) at an auction in Massachusetts this week.

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Indian connections help Devis for a second time

29 April 2024

Following the major sum for a rare picture painted in India by Arthur William Devis (1762-1822) at Gorringe’s, another work by the artist flew over estimate a fortnight later in Devon.

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Works sourced from artists' relatives add interest to West Sussex sale

29 April 2024

Works consigned by family descendants of artists proved to be an intriguing aspect of the latest Old Master, British & European Paintings sale at Bellmans (25% buyer’s premium).

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London art dealer buys Moore’s classical women at German auction

22 April 2024

British artist Albert Joseph Moore (1841-93) was predestined to become a painter, following in the footsteps of his father and four of his 13 siblings.

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Large collection of John Ruskin drawings and watercolours offered at London dealership

10 April 2024

The 45-piece collection includes several with an intriguing provenance

Arthur Devis portrait

Arthur Devis portrait soars over estimate in Devon auction

10 April 2024

Following the major sum for a rare picture painted in India by Arthur William Devis (1762-1822) at Gorringe’s, another work by the artist flew over estimate a fortnight later in Devon.

GF Watts

News in brief including a George Frederic Watts self-portrait acquired by museum

08 April 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a George Frederic Watts self-portrait acquired by Watts Gallery in Surrey.

GF Watts self-portrait

Self-portrait by George Frederic Watts acquired by Watts Gallery via tax deal

03 April 2024

A self-portrait by artist George Frederic Watts (1817-1904) has been acquired by Watts Gallery in Compton, near Guildford.

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First part of the year blessed by bumper sales of dealer collections

25 March 2024

Withers and Dailey selections follow hot on the heels of Turpin lots with plenty of fine art highlights

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Travel tales by Emily Eden told in art and words

18 March 2024

Sketches and journal by Emily Eden relate to her life in the UK then journey to the subcontinent

Sarah Biffin self-portrait

Sarah Biffin self-portrait acquired by Museum of Somerset from dealer Philip Mould

16 March 2024

A self-portrait by Sarah Biffin (c.1784-1850) bought by the Museum of Somerset has recently gone on display.

Julia Annabelle, Lady Shuckburgh

‘Quintessential English’ collection of family portraits comes to auction in Gloucestershire

13 March 2024

A group of portraits from the collection of the 3rd Earl of Liverpool, Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson (1784-1851), will be offered at Gloucestershire saleroom Chorley’s auctioneers in April.

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Atmospheric Foord Hughes painting of a rural scene gathers demand

11 March 2024

The highest price at auction for 12 years for Arthur Foord Hughes (1856-1934) came at Nottingham saleroom Mellors & Kirk (24% buyer’s premium) at the start of the year.

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Regency beauties: New York auction offers pair of Lawrence portraits

11 March 2024

Two portraits of Regency beauties by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) come for sale at Cottone Auctions in Geneso, New York, on March 20. Both come by descent from by the Buffalo industrialist Colonel Charles Clifton (1853-1928) who paid huge sums for them in the early 1920s.

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Lawrence portraits from New York industrialist come for sale in US

04 March 2024

Portraits by the English virtuoso painter Sir Thomas Lawrence owned by an upstate New York family since the 1920s lead our selection of five lots to buy in the US.

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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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.

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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