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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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King Louis XV portrait copies became lucrative

09 October 2023

The French portrait painter Jean Baptiste van Loo (1684-1745) received numerous commissions from European royal families and aristocrats.

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Making hay while the sun shines: work from a Staithes Group collection

25 September 2023

A dedicated sale of 117 lots from the collection of the late Teesside art dealers and Staithes Group specialists Tom and Rosamund Jordan was held this summer at Tennants (24% buyer’s premium) in North Yorkshire.

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If at first you don’t succeed, try a new estimate

28 August 2023

What’s best to do with unsold lots… offer them again at half the price guide perhaps?

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Dreaming spires and a range of other attractions

21 August 2023

When it comes to historic views of England’s university cities, bidders’ interest is not only determined by the usual factors such as the calibre of the artist and the picture’s condition.

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ATG letter: Mystery painting – field of red flowers

21 August 2023

I wondered whether any of your readers can help with this painting, an oil on canvas with signature.

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Artist identified? That’s Joli good

24 July 2023

Previously unrecorded view by the Italian scenic painter now joins six others of Naples already known

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Two hundred years of the Cotmans celebrated as a single collection

10 July 2023

Family group at auction offered works by several generations including the renowned John Sell Cotman

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Famous Georgian beauty depicted on numerous occasions emerges again

03 July 2023

Signed and dated 'T Beach Pinxt 1793', this portrait depicts the famous Georgian beauty Anne Templar, Lady de la Pole (1758-1832).

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Venetian veduta with a whiff of Bison

19 June 2023

This classic example of Venetian vedute was taken to a multi-estimate £34,000 at Gardiner Houlgate (22% buyer’s premium) in Corsham.

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Private bidders go sleeper spotting

12 June 2023

Dealers are now facing more competition from collectors as works estimated in the hundreds of pounds range are taken to four-figure prices