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Jewish portrait bought by Jerusalem bidder

11 October 2021

Portraits of rabbis and Jewish subjects are a prominent feature in the oeuvre of Austrian artist Alois Heinrich Priechenfried (1867-1933).

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Jean Dufy double act at Cannes auction

04 October 2021

Two mid-20th century paintings by the French artist Jean Dufy (1888-1964) were among the highlights of the sale of Impressionist and Modern art, Old Masters, sculpture, ceramics and decorative arts at Besch Cannes Auction (21.25% buyer’s premium).

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Showing caution over ‘El Greco’

27 September 2021

Experts split over El Greco attribution but Holy Family painting offered in Germany gets away

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Mathematician’s descendant adds up to a new highest sum in the saleroom

27 September 2021

A small flurry of recent good prices for Australian artist Herbert Ivan Babbage (1875-1916) continued at David Lay (18% buyer’s premium) in Penzance, Cornwall.

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Cows come home at last thanks to an auction alert

27 September 2021

It was a case of the cows coming home after 30 years for one buyer at a recent auction.

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High view of Boulogne

20 September 2021

This 1930 view of Boulogne on a misty day was painted by Albert Marquet (1875-1947).

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Two single-owner collections in California

20 September 2021

Andrew Jones in Los Angeles is selling two single-owner collections in online-only auctions in October.

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Small oil now believed to be original 17th century Flemish School painting

30 August 2021

A small oil painting discovered among the contents of a Leamington Spa property sold for many multiples of its estimate at Kinghams (23% buyer’s premium).

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Ethel Walker portrait is much-admired at Essex auction

26 July 2021

A high price for Scottish painter Ethel Walker (1861-1951) came at Sworders’ (25% buyer’s premium) sale of the Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate collection.

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Ramsay resemblance draws in the bidders

26 July 2021

Found in the garden room of a local property among a stack of other pictures, this unsigned oil on canvas had a distinct resemblance to portraits by Allan Ramsay (1713-84).

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Flowery fields bloom at auctions

26 July 2021

Two views of children in flowery fields, both by Scottish artists, were among the works drawing competition at Woolley & Wallis’ (25/12% buyer’s premium).

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Alexander Mann gets away at last

26 July 2021

It was third time lucky for a painting by Scottish artist Alexander Mann (1853-1908) at Cheffins’ (24.5% buyer’s premium) fine art sale in Cambridge.

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Right royal welcome for princess

12 July 2021

View of George III’s new wife’s journey shows departure instead of the usual arrival.

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Boultbee’s not so common canine

12 July 2021

Sporting artist John Boultbee (1753-1812) is best known for portraits of horses and cattle.

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Paul Henry peak power

12 July 2021

A classic west of Ireland landscape by Paul Henry (1877-1958) was among the top-sellers at the latest round of Irish art sales in Dublin.

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Romanian artist in rare UK visit

05 July 2021

Works by Grigorescu are seldom seen in British auctions but one emerged in West Sussex

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Polish artists lead the price list in Buckinghamshire

05 July 2021

Among works by eastern European artists in demand recently, two pictures by modern Polish artists led the sale at a Buckinghamshire auction.

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Zinkeisen sisters show their family value at two auctions

05 July 2021

Works by the Zinkeisen sisters continue to bring demand at auctions around the country.

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English park on view in Los Angeles

21 June 2021

'Hunters and Dogs in the Park at Silkwood House, 1886', is an oil on canvas by British equestrian painter Edward Benjamin Herberte (1857-93).

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Surprised vendor ends up with a Turkish delight

14 June 2021

A vendor had a nice surprise when a painting she inherited from her aunt and formerly owned by her grandmother proved much more valuable than she realised.