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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Compton climbs well above guide

28 November 2022

Mountainous scenes by Edward Theodore Compton (1849-1921) make regular appearances at auctions in Germany and Austria, where he tended to paint and retains a strong collecting base, as well as in the UK.

Portrait by Robert Peake

To be or not to be a portrait of the Bard, that is the question surrounding this £10m work

21 November 2022

A 1608 portrait by Robert Peake (c.1551-1619) long believed to depict William Shakespeare (1564-1616) has gone on the market for £10m.

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Picture specialist hails ‘very encouraging’ multi-estimate prices for old-school landscapes

21 November 2022

A clutch of good-quality traditional landscapes exceeded hopes at Exeter saleroom Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (25% buyer’s premium).

Max Beckmann self portrait

Beckmann self portrait at Grisebach could set German auction record

17 November 2022

A Max Beckmann (1884-1950) self portrait is being offered at Grisebach in Berlin.

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East Anglian works feature at Suffolk dealer's winter exhibition

14 November 2022

This snowy scene by Suffolk artist Thomas Smythe (1825-1907) features in English and Continental Antiques’ winter exhibition in Eye.

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Jackson’s northern exposure

31 October 2022

Highest price in five years is achieved for Manchester School and Staithes Group artist

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Thatcher depictions tick the box for bidders

31 October 2022

Judging by recent events, members of the Conservative Party might well look back longingly to the days of Margaret Thatcher when Britain’s first female prime minister brought a comparative measure of stability to government.

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Chelsea Pensioner portrait offered at Perth exhibition

31 October 2022

This English watercolour of a Chelsea Pensioner c.1900, priced at £500, is among the offerings at the Christmas 2022 exhibition held jointly by former business partners Malcolm Innes and Anthony Woodd.

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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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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.

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.

Zoffany picture

Zoffany stages an unexpected return to auction

10 October 2022

A little-known theatrical portrait painted by Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) towards the end of his career sold for £330,000 at auction in Dorset.

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Portrait of much portrayed Qajar monarch offered at Roseberys

10 October 2022

More images survive depicting Fath ‘Ali Shah (r.1797-1834) than of any other Qajar monarch, the result of an enormous effort to replicate images of the ruler for display throughout his realm.

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Pilgrimage painting makes its way to Sotheby's auction

10 October 2022

Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World & India auction on October 26 includes 15 Indian paintings from the collection of Betsy Salinger.

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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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