Oil, Acrylic paintings & Mixed Media

Paintings are usually referred to in terms of the medium used. Oils on canvas or board remain the most commonly seen works on the market but many modern artists have favoured acrylics or combinations of different paints.


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Keith Vaughan from a key period

03 October 2022

A conscientious objector conscripted into the Non-Combatant Corps in 1941, the artist Keith Vaughan (1912-77) was stationed at Ashton Gifford in Wiltshire then Malton in Yorkshire.

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Rowland Hilder landscape attracts bidders at Mallams

03 October 2022

This typically wintry scene by the prolific artist Rowland Hilder (1905-93) was the star lot of Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) Modern Living sale.

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Court in action

26 September 2022

The multi-talented dramatist, artist and set designer Louis Carrogis known as Carmontelle (1717-1806) is well known for his extensive series of portraits of members of the French Court and other famous personalities.

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Rowlandson collector

24 September 2022

Prints and drawings by the English artist and caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) from an American collector are being sold on iGavel auctions in an online sale presented by Lark Mason Associates that runs until September 28.

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Dutch works by mystery artist land well in the saleroom

19 September 2022

Two large 18th century paintings of figures at the port of Antwerp drew plenty of comment when they went on display at the South Cerney saleroom of Dominic Winter in the run-up to its July 21 sale.

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Clutterbuck’s temple benefits from Indian summer

19 September 2022

Most watercolours by Violet Esther Drury Clutterbuck (1869-1960) tend to fetch a few hundred pounds or less at auction.

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Wright of Derby in Asheville

19 September 2022

Brunk of Asheville, North Carolina, is selling works from the estate of the well-known dealer Peter Tillou over two days from September 29-30.

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Café society in Florida

19 September 2022

This oil on canvas by Edouard Leon Cortes (1882-1929) titled Café de la Paix will be included in a first 350-lot mixed-owner session at Helmuth Stone.

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Commons sense: tracking down a parliamentary artist

12 September 2022

Seven years of research, multiple meetings with members of the Lords and the Commons and tracking down an artist’s grandchild in Scotland were all part of dealer Daniel Hadden’s process to establish the painter of an unusual picture he had bought at an antiques fair.

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Young sitters stand out despite lack of identification

29 August 2022

Among the lots catching bidders’ eyes in the last few months were a number of intriguing portraits that came up at sales in south-west England.

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Contemporary works in demand at Cotswolds fair

22 August 2022

A pair of Contemporary mixed media works by Yorkshire artist Susan Brown were among the standout sales at the Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair.

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Cheers! Harold Knight portrait takes £46,000 at David Lay auction

08 August 2022

A combination of artist, sitter, date and quality ensured a compelling Newlyn school portrait caught the eye at David Lay’s latest auction in Penzance.

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Specialist Welsh sale on the rise partly due to more consignments from further afield

08 August 2022

Ben Rogers Jones was a happy man after the latest Welsh Sale at Rogers Jones (24/15% buyer’s premium) in Cardiff.

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Helen Bradley childhood stories enthral eager bidders

25 July 2022

Another high price for Helen Bradley (1900-79) came at Cheshire saleroom Wilson55 (22% buyer’s premium) last month.

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Cotes on for a fashionable portrait

25 July 2022

Among the paintings on offer in Bruneau & Co’s August 1 online sale of fine and decorative arts in Cranston, Rhode Island, will be this framed oil on canvas of a dark-haired lady in a white dress applied with pearls.

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De László mixes with high society

18 July 2022

Glamorous portraits of wealthy women such as Lady Northcliffe command the highest prices

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Paintings by the likes of Francis Picabia top the Swaythling collection

04 July 2022

The top-selling lots in the Swaythling collection sold at Christie's were paintings from a diverse range of genres and periods.

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Indian art showcase becomes Bonhams' latest cross-departmental auction

04 July 2022

The latest themed sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) was an auction titled India in Art, offering a mix of pictures and objects relating to the subcontinent.

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Was this the work of Wilkie?

04 July 2022

A study of a figure wearing a robe and turban drew a fierce bidding battle at Eldreds (25% buyer’s premium) in Plymouth at the end of last month.

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Previews: Old Masters and traditional art

13 June 2022

A look at highlights from dealers and summer auctions in the UK.

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