Modern British Art

Paintings, sculptures and prints made by 20th century British artists. Big names in this sector include Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash and LS Lowry.


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Barbara Jones puts on a jolly good show at auction

16 August 2021

A couple of Modern British works on paper drew keen attention at a recent West Sussex auction.

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Town centre of Scottish talent

16 August 2021

Exhibition showcases work inspired by artists’ colony of Kirkcudbright and surrounding area

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The web shop window: Theodore Major industrial scene of Wigan

16 August 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week

Ewenny bowl and cover

Wassail bowl sets record for Ewenny slipware as Sir Kyffin hits new high at Welsh auction

09 August 2021

The latest Welsh sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff – topped by a record price for a Sir Kyffin Williams picture – included this remarkable early 19th century Ewenny pottery slipware wassail bowl and cover.

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Abstract art associated with St Ives forms the debut show at relaunched Cotswolds gallery

09 August 2021

Dramatically lit above a Windsor armchair, 'Up and Across' by St Ives artist Trevor Bell (1930-2017) is a dynamic work of abstracted shapes in fiery red, browns and gold.

‘Ynys Mon’ by Sir Kyffin Williams

Record for Kyffin Williams as buyer’s childhood memories of Anglesey village prompt £62,000 bid at Rogers Jones auction

29 July 2021

Welsh auction house Rogers Jones has broken its own record for a work by Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006).

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Ethel Walker portrait is much-admired at Essex auction

26 July 2021

A high price for Scottish painter Ethel Walker (1861-1951) came at Sworders’ (25% buyer’s premium) sale of the Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate collection.

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Raeburn at the height of his powers

26 July 2021

Rare market appearance by a Sir Henry Raeburn work heads a special report on recent Scottish highlights

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Hat trick: ‘Hunter at his best’

26 July 2021

Vibrant colours, good subject and intriguing composition helped to spark a bidding competition for a painting by George Leslie Hunter (1877-1931).

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Whone tram trundles to record at McTear’s

26 July 2021

Growing collector interest in the work of musician-artist Herbert Whone (1925-2011) has meant his auction record price has been beaten on an almost annual basis in recent years.

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Right royal welcome for princess

12 July 2021

View of George III’s new wife’s journey shows departure instead of the usual arrival.

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From Highlands to east London

12 July 2021

A large 18th century watercolour of a Scottish loch by William Turner of Oxford (1789-1862) emerged as a star lot at Parker Fine Art (25% buyer’s premium).

Joan Eardley picture

Outsider who gained acceptance

12 July 2021

Exhibition showcasing work of Joan Eardley takes place at gallery which championed her

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Go wild to appreciate Scotland

12 July 2021

Pictures by two women artists depicting the landscapes and flora of Scotland are the focus of a new exhibition at Thompson’s Gallery.

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Zinkeisen sisters show their family value at two auctions

05 July 2021

Works by the Zinkeisen sisters continue to bring demand at auctions around the country.

William Black

St Ives artist re-appears at auction in Cornwall

21 June 2021

William Black is a little-known member of the St Ives artist group who, having been an architect after the Second World War, worked as an artist in the town following an inheritance in the early 1950s.

Ynys Mon

'One of the best' Kyffin Williams works comes to auction in Cardiff

21 June 2021

The Welsh Sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on July 24 will offer a picture that the saleroom said was “one of the best Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) oils we have ever offered”.

'The River' by Walter Sickert

Sickert takes a trip down the river

21 June 2021

Walter Sickert and Winifred Nicholson feature in Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood's picture sale.

Lucian Freud and David Hockney

Freud’s portrait of Hockney comes to auction

19 June 2021

Lucien Freud’s picture of fellow artist David Hockney will be offered at auction this month with an estimate of £8m-12m.

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Self interest can be rewarding

14 June 2021

London gallery stages exhibition looking at how a range of artists depict themselves

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