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Singapore merchant's portrait is centre of attention at West Sussex auction

03 June 2019

This pastel portrait of a Singaporean merchant by Percy Carpenter (1820-95) is believed to have broken a 30-year auction record for the artist.

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Sir Philip the spaniel shows his sale bite

29 January 2018

A pastel portrait of a fashionable young Georgian woman in an ostrich feather hat and blue coat with her dog topped the picture section at Lincolnshire saleroom Golding Young & Mawer (20% buyer’s premium).

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Dutch artist’s Indonesian work emerges in Taunton

20 November 2017

A market-fresh drawing of a Balinese lady by the Dutch artist Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-81) soared to £8500 at Greenslade Taylor Hunt (19% buyer’s premium) in Taunton.

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Portraits produced by a ‘colour-blind’ artist draw bidders at Slane Castle

15 November 2013

One of lots drawing a decent competition at the Adam’s sale at Slane Castle last month was a pair of chalk portraits by Robert Healy (c.1743-71).

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The view of the great admiral just before Trafalgar

15 July 2013

Drawn from life at Nelson’s home, Merton, just weeks before the Battle of Trafalgar, this pastel portrait by the marine artist John Whichelo sold for £52,000 at Sotheby’s.

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Patron to the Penny Diners

10 January 2013

This portrait of Sinead O’Connor as a young girl was consigned to Whyte’s sale on November 26 by the singer herself.

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The Scream to go on public display in NY

28 September 2012

The most expensive artwork ever sold at auction is to go on display to the public for six months at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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The Scream sets all-time auction record

03 May 2012

THE latest round of Impressionist and Modern art sales in New York will forever be remembered as ‘The Scream’ series.

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Viewing for ‘The Scream’ attracts long queues

23 April 2012

IS this the longest queue ever to view a single lot coming up at auction?

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Munch’s masterpiece for sale

27 February 2012

THE term ‘masterpiece’ is all too commonplace in auctioneering hyperbole, but just occasionally it rings true.

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A little girl in the attic awakes to find herself surrounded by admirers

17 June 2004

FOUND lying face down in the attic of a local house, apparently unloved, the pastel portrait of a young girl reading a book seen right was the sleeper that awoke to a six-figure bid in an April 3 sale that gave Dennis Auction Service of Stewartsville, New Jersey, their first ever $1m sale total.

Collector sets auction record for Winifred Nicholson pastel

15 April 2004

ONE of the hottest Modern British names in the last few years, has been Winifrid Nicholson (1893-1981), whose half-length portrait of her husband Ben Nicholson made a record £100,000 at Lawrence’s, Crewkerne in January 2002.

Blazing stars…

09 May 2003

Illustrated right is one of 15 chromolitho plates after pastel originals by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot that make up a scarce, complete set of The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings, the work of a keen observer and talented artist who spent the years 1872-74 using the 15in refractor at Harvard Observatory.