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Munnings leads the Los Angeles field

27 October 2021

Equestrian works by the British artist shine as ‘English country house meets Californian chic’

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Debussy the composer by artist friend Blanche

27 October 2021

A portrait of the composer Claude Debussy painted by the French artist Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861-1942) met with a flurry of phone bids when it came up for sale on October 12 in Paris.

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Follies add serious date weight

27 October 2021

This 19th century China Trade painting was a highlight of the sale held by Ivoire Besançon (22% buyer’s premium) in France on October 17.

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Dollar fits the bill

27 October 2021

Among the works that the Old Master picture dealership Galerie de Bayser, a Fine Arts Paris regular, will be showing at the fair is this equestrian portrait by Jean-Léon Gerome (1824-1904) of the famous thoroughbred Dollar.

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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