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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Feddens galore at British Art Fair

24 October 2022

Works by the Modern British artist were abundant as the event returned to Chelsea.

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When charm is simplicity itself

24 October 2022

Naive artworks that can also suit modern decorating taste are rising in popularity and price.

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Dane in Dutch East Indies

24 October 2022

The Danish artist Hugo Vilfred Pedersen (1870-1959) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen but afterwards spent 12 years travelling around Asia.

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Regular Lake Como villa visits left Hockney full of beans

24 October 2022

Watercolour given as thanks to his Heinz family host in 2003 now sells to a US collector.

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Portaels part of the Barnwell Manor procession

24 October 2022

A number of pictures from another single-owner collection caught the eye at Dreweatts a month earlier than the Flaxley Abbey auction.

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Marcks hoped for better

24 October 2022

The creative roots of this 22in (56cm) bronze figure, which was one of the highlights at Nusser (22.69% buyer’s premium), date back to the pre-war years.

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Buy a spaniel from your armchair

24 October 2022

An oil of a King Charles Spaniel by Hugh George Shaw (active 1880-95) is among the offerings in the latest edition of the Armchair Art Fair catalogue.

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Artist but not a money-maker

24 October 2022

Frozen River South Esk, a 1910 oil by David Waterson is one of the offerings in Dominic Sanchez-Cabello’s exhibition Forgotten Masters, Enduring Images.

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Bloody good or bloody bad

24 October 2022

The Austrian artist and composer Hermann Nitsch, who died earlier this year at the age of 84, had as many detractors as followers.

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Tantalising glimpses of a lost Carline work

24 October 2022

Two studies for a Richard Carline painting thought lost when the Tate was flooded in 1928 are appearing together at an exhibition close to the family’s Hampstead home.

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Series idea born after a friend’s pregnancy

24 October 2022

Since 1969, when it was sold at a gallery exhibition in Munich, one of Niki de Saint Phalle’s (1930-2002) well-known Nanas had belonged to a south German collector.

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Perfume burners and famous horse set the saleroom pace

24 October 2022

Leading the sale of Fine Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks at Woolley & Wallis (25/12% buyer’s premium) in Salisbury on October 6 was a very fine pair of blue john and ormolu perfume burners by Matthew Boulton and John Fothergill.

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Rage against the perfect machine

24 October 2022

The complex and sometimes bizarre machines that the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925-91) constructed during his long career belong to the most distinctive examples of kinetic art.

Bronze after Giambologna

Top selling bronze horse stars in our pick of five auction highlights

21 October 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a bronze cast based on one of the great Giambologna’s (1529-1608) favourite models that made over 25-times estimate in Somerset.

Going to the Match by LS Lowry

‘Going to the Match’ sets record for LS Lowry with £6.6m bid at Christie’s auction

19 October 2022

One of LS Lowry’s most famous works, ‘Going to the Match’, has sold for a record price at Christie’s.

The North Sea by Lowry

Lowry seascape takes high six-figure sum at North Yorkshire saleroom

18 October 2022

A seascape from the early 1940s by LS Lowry (1887-1976) has sold for a hammer price of £840,000 at Tennants.

Arent DePeyster

Pick of the week: American who fought against independence

17 October 2022

While many US museums display portraits of famous Patriots from the War of Independence, especially the likes of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Nathanael Greene, pictures of Loyalists are less common in their collections.

Charles Darwin photographs

Collection of Charles Darwin visiting cards coming to Essex auction

17 October 2022

An album of 19 carte de visite portrait photographs of Charles Darwin is offered in Reeman Dansie’s Fine Art auction on November 8-9.

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A model of the Sir John Betjeman statue from St Pancras station is among five lots to watch

17 October 2022

With estimates from £1200-5000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Influential dealer Sir Jack Baer's art collection comes to market

17 October 2022

Views of France, both rural and urban, provided an interesting facet to the sale of the collection of Sir Jack Baer and his wife Diana.

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