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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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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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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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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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Art market: Bingham collection ends on a high note

23 May 2022

London dealer in historic instruments also amassed paintings on a musical theme

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Officer portrayed by little-known artist plays his part

23 May 2022

Among recent sales with a lyrical element was Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) Art & Music auction on April 6 in Oxford.

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Pór result, healthy sum

09 May 2022

A woodland scene by Hungarian painter Bertalan Pór (1880-1964) caught the eye of a number of bidders at a Cotswolds saleroom.

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Softer side of the Newlyn community

02 May 2022

When people think of the Newlyn School, most commonly it is pictures of Cornish fishermen, farmers and miners that spring to mind.

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Legal eagle eyed traditional art

18 April 2022

Group of 12 offered in Cambridge saleroom comprised mainly 18th century British works

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Simple Strawberries come to life

11 April 2022

Paintings by Old Masters bear fruit as new artist auction highs are set in Parisian sales

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How Lady Hamilton stared down at Uncle Monty

11 April 2022

A couple of elegant portraits from the collection of Professor Bernard Nevill (1930-2019) drew keen interest at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).

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The appeal of art close to the heart

04 April 2022

Although an artist may not have wide recognition, strong local links can compensate