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.


‘Toulouse Caravaggio’ sold in private sale ahead of planned auction

26 June 2019

The painting dubbed the ‘Toulouse Caravaggio’ has been sold in a private sale two days ahead of its planned auction.

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Appeal to trade to help find bronze statue stolen from Bedfordshire church

26 June 2019

A bronze statue of St Michael the Archangel that had previously been taken 19 years ago has been stolen again from its place at the top of a war memorial in the churchyard of St John the Baptist Church in Eversholt, Bedfordshire.

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Rediscovered Velázquez portrait of one of the 17th century’s most powerful women comes to auction at Sotheby’s

25 June 2019

A portrait by Spanish master Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) last recorded in 1724 is to be offered with a £2m-£3m estimate.

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Impressionist and Modern auctions are on the sluggish side

24 June 2019

The latest sales of Impressionist & Modern art in London put in a mixed performance.


‘Chameleon’ artist revealed in London

24 June 2019

With an infamous lack of a ‘signature’ look, Northern Irish painter Colin Middleton (1910-83) is something of an art historical chameleon.


Three day festival in Mayfair

24 June 2019

A group of pictures by self-taught Mendip artist John Caple is offered at Albemarle Street’s John Martin Gallery during this year’s Mayfair Art Weekend (MAW), the three-day festival event dedicated to the galleries in the heart of London.


5 Questions: dealer Kaye Michie

24 June 2019

Kaye Michie deals mainly in works on paper from the early-and mid-20th century as well as a few oils only by Dame Laura Knight or Mary Fedden. She is standing at The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, which runs until June 28.


Piper mixes it up at Saatchi

24 June 2019

An artwork painted with oil and sand is among the offerings at the inaugural Fair for Saatchi.


On the gradual road to recovery

24 June 2019

Irish art market makes a sedate journey back to strength as local buyers dominate.

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Six places to see and buy art in London this weekend including Summer Olympia and Sorolla at the National Gallery

21 June 2019

In the closing weeks of June, London is packed with commercial shows, museum exhibitions and art fairs.


Burne-Jones sketches head to Delaware museum via Cambridge

17 June 2019

Two studies by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones for his 1868 oil Hymenaeus will soon be reunited with the finished painting.


Affordable art: Three works sold for £1500 or under including a Bernard Adeney oil painting

17 June 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales at £1500 or under, including an oil painting by one of the founding members of The London Group.


5 Questions: James Butterwick

17 June 2019

James Butterwick is a dealer in Russian art of the early 20th century in London.


Bone on Boney at miniature show

17 June 2019

An 1817 miniature of Napoleon by British painter Henry Bone (1755-1834) is among the highlights at Ellison Fine Art’s exhibition of portrait miniatures this month.


ATG letter: Looking for Fernando Autori originals

17 June 2019

MADAM – Fernando Autori was a famous Italian opera star in the early 20th century. Alongside that he was one of the top caricature artists of his era. His UK opera career linked him into Gilbert and Sullivan and the cream of show business and high society.


Eroticism explored in Marseille exhibition

17 June 2019

Giorgio de Chirico’s 'Nudo dormiente', c.1930, is among the works included in Galerie Alexis Pentcheff’s erotic art exhibition 'Qriosa: Secret Room of Indecent Objects', where it is offered for €200,000.


Adrian Heath works on paper go on show at London gallery

17 June 2019

This abstract oil on paper is among the works on paper by the modern British painter Adrian Heath (1920-92) currently on show at St James’s gallery Alan Wheatley Art.


Portrait of Augustus John’s painterly daughter brings bidding in Cambridge

17 June 2019

A portrait by Augustus John (1878-1961) of his daughter Gwyneth Johnstone attracted keen attention at auction in Cambridge last week.


Edward Bawden Liverpool Street Station print steams in at £9200

17 June 2019

Edward Bawden (1903-89) produced his celebrated print, Liverpool Street Station, in 1961. He knew the station well – using it regularly when travelling between London and his home in Great Bardfield, Essex.