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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5 Questions: Henry Miller of Miller Fine Art

28 October 2019

Henry Miller of Henry Miller Fine Art is a first-time exhibitor at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair.

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Bristol photo fair begins life

28 October 2019

New event unveiled which could become biannual if the launch is a success

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The sound result of the suburbs

28 October 2019

Classic summer scene by artist known for neighbourhood views makes rare appearance

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Pissarro rediscovered and up at Paris auction

28 October 2019

On November 22 in Paris auction house Ader will offer a newly rediscovered work by the Impressionist master Camille Pissarro.

‘Market in Jaffa’ by Gustav Bauernfeind

Record total for Orientalist auction as Najd collection raises £33.5m at Sotheby’s

25 October 2019

Sotheby’s claimed the highest ever total for an Orientalist art auction when a single-owner sale raised £33.5m including premium in London earlier this week.

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London Art Week launches winter symposium

24 October 2019

‘Conversations on collecting’ is the theme of the inaugural London Art Week symposium, running for the first time this winter.

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Cedric Morris picture achieves auction record and helps fund centre for artistic and horticultural education

22 October 2019

A fresh auction record for artist plantsman Cedric Morris (1889-1982) has been set at Sworders’ Modern British and 20th century art auction today.

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Pick of the week: An artwork of great propaganda value

21 October 2019

“Germany calling, Germany calling” were the chilling opening words spoken by the upper-class British accent of William Joyce – Lord Haw Haw – and other presenters in propaganda radio broadcasts from Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

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Unknown portrait of British naval hero Nelson is discovered by auctioneer Charles Miller

21 October 2019

A hitherto unknown portrait of Nelson has been discovered and will be offered at auction on November 5.

Paul Gauguin’s ‘Te Bourao II’

Tahitian-period Paul Gauguin painting emerges at Paris auction

21 October 2019

Paris auction house Artcurial is to offer a painting by Paul Gauguin from his Tahitian period. It will be offered at a sale in December estimated at €5m-7m.

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Guinness is toast of Irish sales

21 October 2019

Cubist work by often-overlooked artist fuels keen bidding before heading to California.

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Ornithological auction flyers from renowned masters

21 October 2019

Two modestly estimated watercolours by the Victorian ornithological painter Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) emerged as the star sellers in an auction in South Yorkshire.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for £3000 or under including a Francis Bacon lithograph

21 October 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales for £3000 or under, including a Francis Bacon lithograph.

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Rare Rousseau portrait goes under the hammer at Lyon & Turnbull in London

19 October 2019

A rediscovered portrait of Enlightenment thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) is offered at a Lyon & Turnbull auction in London this month.

Thomas Gordon Hake by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Rare Dante Gabriel Rossetti drawings of a father and son emerge at Oxford auction

18 October 2019

Two crayon portraits of a father and son by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) have emerged for sale at Mallams of Oxford. They date from the last decade of the artist’s life and depict his doctor Thomas Gordon Hake and the latter’s son George Gordon Hake.

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Export block for £3.5m Wright of Derby picture bought by Getty museum

17 October 2019

The government is hoping to find a buyer to pay £3.5m to keep an 18th century picture by Joseph Wright of Derby in the UK.

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Auction of Suffolk artists’ pictures to support the East Anglian Art Fund

16 October 2019

Pictures and sculptures by two Suffolk artists will be auctioned to raise funds for a local artistic community.

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Russian porcelain rarity sells for £50,000 online

14 October 2019

A State Porcelain Factory figure by Natalina Danko (1892-1943) emerged at auction in Grantham earlier this month.

Leonard Joel centenary book

100 years of Australian auction history – Leonard Joel celebrates its centenary

14 October 2019

Australian auction house Leonard Joel is releasing a book and hosting an exhibition this month to mark its centenary this year.

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Paula Rego prints bring success stories

14 October 2019

Much of Paula Rego’s (b.1935) work is concerned with narrative, as seen in this limited-edition lithograph of a girl reading a book.

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