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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Artist Kuhnert’s natural approach included shooting his animal subjects

26 February 2024

Many late 19th and early 20th century art collectors were entranced by Wilhelm Kuhnert’s (1865-1926) realistic portrayals of exotic animals in the wild.

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Cranach ‘copies from 19th century’ carry their own value

05 February 2024

Among the most contested lots at Nadeau’s (23% buyer’s premium) sale on January 1 was a set of miniature watercolour and gouache portraits credited to a follower of the German court painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553).

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Argentinian artist Demarco’s world is full of kinetic energy

05 February 2024

The top lot at Leonard Auction’s (25% buyer’s premium) December 10 sale in Addison, Illinois, was a work by the Argentinian Op artist Hugo Rodolfo Demarco (1932-95).

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Hawaiian high: Sandwich Islands noblewoman sells for 180-times top guide

22 January 2024

Portrait of Sandwich Islands noblewoman who visited London on diplomatic tour in 1824 appears in Maryland auction

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Massive Churchill collection including his desk, unpublished letters and inscribed books star in offering of London dealer

19 January 2024

A collection devoted to the life and work of Winston Churchill is among the standout items at The Winter Show in New York, which opens today.

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Trade hub painting itself intended for export

15 January 2024

The 438-lot Winter Fine & Decorative Art online-only sale at Bruneau & Co in Cranston, Rhode Island, on January 22 includes this Chinese export oil on canvas depicting the 13 Hongs of Canton (estimate $3000-5000).

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Lost poignant wartime painting by Matania lives on in the form of a copy

15 January 2024

A copy of a lost painting that has been described as one of the most haunting and poignant depictions of Irish involvement in the First World War attracted a flurry of bids at Clevedon Salerooms (22% buyer’s premium) in Bristol.

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Tempting connection to Turner

18 December 2023

A private collector in London had his work cut out to secure a painting on offer for €2000-3000 at Nagel (29.5% buyer’s premium) in Stuttgart.

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Bidders display passion for a Holy Land panel

18 December 2023

Mother of pearl and olivewood devotional objects were made in Jerusalem in large quantities as tourism to the Holy Land took off in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Leaving you Hungary for more

11 December 2023

A wide range of eastern European works is increasingly attracting strong demand at auction

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Old Masters suit you down to a D

04 December 2023

Collection from unnamed vendor supplies some of the highest prices in a sale at the Drouot centre

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Hitchcock not Hancock but a quieter Hawaii scene from a member of ‘Volcano School’

04 December 2023

Although this small oil sketch that surfaced at Oxio Paris (24% buyer’s premium) in Saint-Ouen on November 19 was catalogued as by ‘Howard Hancock’, the signature is clearly that of David Howard Hitchcock (1861-1943).

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Harry Becker in harmony with nature

27 November 2023

An auction record for Harry Becker (1865-1928) was set this autumn.

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Rare Dutch Baroque panel stars in our pick of six auction highlights

24 November 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a 17th century engraved mother-of-pearl, bone and hardstone inlaid slate panel that more than doubled estimate at a single-owner sale.

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Pownall enjoys atmosphere of nights out in London

20 November 2023

Atmospheric views of London were the stock-in-trade of George Hyde Pownall (1866-1932).

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Third tranche of Sir Rod Stewart's collection emerges at Sworders

13 November 2023

More items from the collection of Sir Rod Stewart are coming up for sale at Sworders this year.

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Robert Kime: ‘Great assembler of beautiful things’

30 October 2023

Pictures were a prominent part of the Robert Kime (1946-2022) aesthetic.

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Bone model Victory and striking oil painting sail to success

30 October 2023

Originally Roman, Portchester Castle near Portsmouth was first used to house captured enemy soldiers in 1665, when England was at war with the Netherlands.

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Bidder contemplation of Mai-Thu brings five figures

23 October 2023

An example of 20th century French-influenced painting by the Vietnamese artist Mai-Thu (1906-80) proved to be atop-selling lot.

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The Birleys up close and personal

16 October 2023

Group of paintings the artistic couple kept at their beloved manor house find new homes after auction

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