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.

ATG letter: Fleetwood Mac photo – more details on the line-up mystery

02 September 2019

MADAM – Regarding the photograph of Fleetwood Mac first shown in ATG No 2403, I have some more information which may be of interest.

Andrew Burt

Emmerdale actor’s Modern art collection comes to auction

27 August 2019

West Yorkshire-born actor Andrew Burt (b.1945-2018) became a household name back in the early 1970s playing the role of Jack Sugden in ‘Emmerdale Farm’.

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Contents from Shropshire’s 18th century stately home Mawley Hall come fresh to the market at Cheffins

26 August 2019

The principal contents of Mawley Hall, the 18th-century country mansion described by Country Life as 'Shropshire’s Baroque masterpiece', will come up for auction in Cambridge next month.

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London gallery goes back to its Cornish roots

26 August 2019

Founders who started out in Cornwall showcase four Mod Brit artists hailing from St Ives.

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Turf stacks turn up Down Under

26 August 2019

Works by the Irish artist Paul Henry (1877-1958) appear frequently in Irish and UK salerooms but it is far more unusual for a painting by the Belfast-born painter – whose favoured subject matter was views of the west of Ireland – to emerge in Australia.

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Dufy sails in to Palm Beach auction

26 August 2019

Jean Dufy’s (1888-1964) rendition of Le Moulin de la Galette, a famous Parisian landmark immortalised on canvas by many artists, will be offered at AB Levy’s Palm Beach jewellery, art and antiques auction on August 29 in Florida.

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How monthly format can be marvellous

26 August 2019

Surrey saleroom bucks the trend to hold dedicated picture auctions on regular basis

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Southern salerooms awash with varied array of eye-catching maritime art

26 August 2019

A clutch of 19th and 20th century marine and maritime pictures attracted competitive bidding in summer sales held at three auction houses in southern England.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for £2000 or under including Jacobite portrait

26 August 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales at £2000 or under, including Bonnie Prince Charlie portrait.

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Viewers of BBC show Fake or Fortune? wait a year to discover Giacometti sculpture knocked over by a cat is the real thing at £500,000

22 August 2019

The verification of a Giacometti sculpture once knocked over by a cat was delayed by months leaving viewers of BBC art show ‘Fake or Fortune?’ waiting a year to find out if it was worth £500,000.

Turf Stacks in Connemara by Paul Henry

“A little landscape dad bought on his travels” – works from the Strachan art collection offered at Melbourne auction

21 August 2019

Among the pictures from a notable Australian art collection that have emerged at Melbourne saleroom Leonard Joel is a small landscape with turf stacks by Irish artist Paul Henry (1877-1958).

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De Morgan Foundation goes digital with new initiative to attract a wider audience for artists work

20 August 2019

The De Morgan Foundation is launching a series of initiatives to bring the works of Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919) and her husband William (1839-1917) to a wider audience.

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Plea to keep £9.5m Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood painting in the UK

19 August 2019

A Sir John Everett Millais (1829-96) picture valued at £9.5m will be exported overseas unless funding can be raised to keep it in the UK.

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Pick of the week: 18th century dockyard plans detailing the Royal Navy war machine attract wave of bids

19 August 2019

A complete set of plans showing what was once the world’s largest industrial complex and the British state’s single biggest investment has sold in Cornwall. Thomas Milton’s plans of the Royal Dockyards sold to an online buyer for £10,000 (plus 18% buyer’s premium) at David Lay's latest sale in Penzance.

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Multiple bidders for sleepy Mannerist bronze in Essex

19 August 2019

Brought into the Epping saleroom of the Bonington auction house with a collection of Moorcroft, this Florentine Mannerist bronze sold for £150,000.

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Jacobson shows a personal touch

19 August 2019

Bernard Jacobson, who has bought and dealt in works by artists such as Henri Matisse, David Hockney and Ben Nicholson, is not afraid to show off a little.

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Big money for Russian bronze

19 August 2019

Not always predicted but overwhelming when it comes, big-money Russian interest sent a bronze equine group soaring at Dawson’s (23% buyer’s premium) in Maidenhead.

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West country dealers keeping busy in August

19 August 2019

This still-life painting by Joan Gillchrest (1918-2008), offered for £1995, is part of an online exhibition staged by Devon dealership British Ceramics and Paintings.

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Bussy bird flies to five figures

19 August 2019

Mid-20th century animal study contrasts with traditional ornithological work in same auction.

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Last gasp of Romantic style before Realist

19 August 2019

Drawing keen interest at Hansons (20% buyer’s premium) in Derbyshire last month was a work by Belgian painter Francois Joseph Navez (1787-1869), an artist who rarely appears in the UK salerooms.

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