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.

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Art market: Nicholson - look on the bright side

25 July 2022

Colourful work with provenance back to artist’s sister catches the attention in Kent saleroom

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Helen Bradley childhood stories enthral eager bidders

25 July 2022

Another high price for Helen Bradley (1900-79) came at Cheshire saleroom Wilson55 (22% buyer’s premium) last month.

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Collection of Aboriginal art offered in Los Angeles

25 July 2022

Aboriginal art from the collection of Richard Kelton (1929-2019) will be offered by Abell of Los Angeles in an auction on July 28.

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Boudin goes with the flow in Cannes

25 July 2022

Besch Cannes Auctions holds its summer sale series in Cannes from August 13-16.

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William Ratcliffe still life makes rare appearance in Cotswolds

25 July 2022

Works by William Ratcliffe (1870- 1955) are pretty rare on the market and, when they do turn up, they tend to appear at London auctions.

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Cotes on for a fashionable portrait

25 July 2022

Among the paintings on offer in Bruneau & Co’s August 1 online sale of fine and decorative arts in Cranston, Rhode Island, will be this framed oil on canvas of a dark-haired lady in a white dress applied with pearls.

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TEFAF Maastricht returns – but not in March

25 July 2022

A portrait of a boy with a white cravat by Michaelina Wautier (1604- 89) was among the highlight sales at TEFAF Maastricht.

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Art dealer influenced by social media

18 July 2022

This is one of the pictures offered in Stow Art House’s one-man show featuring British artist Tim Woolcock (b.1952).

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De László mixes with high society

18 July 2022

Glamorous portraits of wealthy women such as Lady Northcliffe command the highest prices

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Mitchell’s Maryport to go on display at maritime museum

18 July 2022

One of the most notable harbour scenes ever to emerge by the Victorian artist William Mitchell (1823-1900) of Maryport was among the lots bringing interest at a recent Mitchells sale.

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Hockney stars at Thirsk Hall this summer

18 July 2022

Accessible art is the aim of North Yorkshire dealer who hopes to enthuse a younger crowd

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Unterberger view of Venice tops Cheffins' summer sale

18 July 2022

A romanticised view of Venice by Austrian painter Franz Richard Unterberger (1838-1902) led the latest fine art sale staged by Cambridge saleroom Cheffins (24.5% buyer’s premium).

Portrait by Joan Carlile

London Art Week attracts strong US interest

11 July 2022

US museum curators and collectors were among the buyers at London Art Week (LAW) this month.

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Old Master big-hitters thin on the ground

11 July 2022

It was rather thin pickings at the latest series of Old Master auctions in London.

Adam and Eve sculpture

Pick of the week: A rediscovered carving emerges at Sotheby's sale

11 July 2022

Despite appearing in a 1930s photograph held in the MAK Museum, Vienna, this wood carving of Adam and Eve seems to have hitherto eluded scholars of the German woodcarver Leonhard Kern (1588-1662).

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Sandby takes third place but four figures at auction

11 July 2022

Thomas Sandby’s (1721-98) architectural drawings are significant part of the artist’s oeuvre.

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The web shop window: a 19th century portrait of a smuggler

11 July 2022

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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Classical Flora statue from Cologne’s botanical garden emerges in Massachusetts auction

11 July 2022

Featured in the European Décor and Design auction at Bonhams Skinner in Massachusetts from July 24-August 3, this classical allegorical marble figure of Flora by the German sculptor Anton Werres (1830-1900) is estimated at $10,000-15,000.

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Nash and Brangwyn fresh to the market

11 July 2022

Two fresh-to-the-market watercolours with appealing subjects by major names in the Modern British market, perhaps understandably, drew attention at Woolley & Wallis (25% buyer’s premium) latest specialist sale in this category.

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Houdini captured for once

11 July 2022

Pictured here is one of two very successful lots relating to the career of Houdini that were sold in a Chicago auction.

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