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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Museums make 300 new purchases thanks to Art Fund

27 June 2022

Close to 300 objects and works of art found permanent homes in UK museums and galleries thanks to contributions from the Art Fund charity, a new report reveals.

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Collector Interview: My Japanese woodblock wonders

27 June 2022

How a chance purchase of a print in a Liverpool junk shop sparked an extensive collection

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Raise your glass to John Nash

27 June 2022

Recent biography, major show and strong auction prices suggest younger Nash is on the rise.

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Doggett record broken twice

27 June 2022

Demand continues to grow for works by Modern British artist Ruth Doggett (1881-1974) after her auction record was broken twice in the same auction.

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Capital letters: ‘It’s all happening here and it’s fun to be part of it’

27 June 2022

Don’t forget to visit London’s shops and galleries when in town for the multi-dealer events

Fabrizio Moretti

Moretti Fine Art opens new St James’s gallery

23 June 2022

Moretti Fine Art is to open an enlarged gallery in the heart of St James’s after a complete renovation of the Duke Street buildings.

The Dandelion Field by William Nicholson

Three William Nicholson paintings emerge at Kent auction

23 June 2022

This small and early painting by Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949) titled ‘The Dandelion Field’ is one of three works by the artist being offered at Grand Auctions in Folkestone, Kent.

Bust of Robert Browning

Browning family archive entices worldwide interest

20 June 2022

The contents of a small London museum devoted to Victorian poets Robert Browning (1812-89) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61) sold for just under £100,000 at auction in Essex.

Tête de femme  by Pablo Picasso

Picasso drawing discovered in a cupboard

20 June 2022

A Picasso drawing found in a cupboard has been sold at a French auction house for €158,000 (£135,000) or €192,759 including buyer’s premium.

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Huntington and hubby star in a joint Edinburgh showcase

20 June 2022

A portrait of a lady in Japanese dress, a late work by Beatrice Huntington (1889-1988), is offered as part of Harvey and Woodd’s latest exhibition.

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Gravesend: three miles beyond Jamaica

20 June 2022

Bid to £4000 – 10 times low estimate – in a May 18 sale held by Tennants (22% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn were two albums of what were defined as grotesque-style caricature portraits.

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The web shop window: Michel Dahl portrait of Mrs Theodora Cowper

20 June 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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Grand Tourists who got serious

20 June 2022

The term ‘Grand Tour picture’ is somewhat amorphous. It is mostly used to refer to 18th century and 19th century works purchased by wealthy young gentleman on their travels around Europe, particularly in Italy, as they ‘completed’ their education.

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Trailblazer Booth showed beauty of older items

20 June 2022

A group of 140 lots owned by dealer Joanne Booth is coming to auction in Henley-on-Thames this summer.

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Lesser names become estimate-busters in Somerset sale

20 June 2022

Strong prices do not always have to be seven, six or even five figure sums.

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Fitzgerald: it’s a family affair

20 June 2022

A group of 39 lots at Dreweatts’ latest Old Master, British and European Art sale on May 26 came from a descendant of the artist John Anster Fitzgerald (1832-1906).

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Buyers flock to Paris drawings show

20 June 2022

Museums and collectors were not deterred by the Paris event’s date being pushed back.

Algernon Marsden by James Tissot

UK museum sought for £2.4m James Tissot picture

18 June 2022

The UK government has placed a temporary export bar on a James Tissot picture in the hope a UK buyer can be found to pay £2.4m and keep it in the country.

Givenchy sale

First part of the Givenchy sale at Christie’s Paris an 'historic night for decorative arts'

15 June 2022

The first in a series of auctions of items from two homes of the late fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy was a white glove affair

John Bellany picture

Pick of the week: The £80,000 picture before Bellany went off the railings

13 June 2022

Works by John Bellany (1942-2013) abound at auction, with at least 2000 pictures sold in the last 10 years.

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