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Auctioneers in South Cerney had a sense of huge interest

16 September 2019

One of the star turns in the summer sale in South Cerney of Martin Orsky’s wonderful library emerged towards the end of the day. This was a uniformly framed set of five stencil coloured woodcut broadsides, heightened with bodycolour and glitter and representing ‘The Five Senses’, sold at £30,000.

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Lowry signed limited edition prints and drawings bring good returns at auction

09 September 2019

Before an artist achieves ‘blue chip’ status, there is often a watershed moment in the market – a result – that makes people sit up and take note. For the Salford painter LS Lowry (1887-1976) this was the purchase of 'Going To The Match' in 1999 at Sotheby’s by the Professional Footballers’ Association.

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Bird images by Elizabeth Gould takes centre stage at Sotheran’s show

15 July 2019

Vivid and lifelike, the lithograph of an Ariel Toucan shown below first appeared in a monograph by British naturalist John Gould (1804-81), 'The Bird Man'. Despite being in the hand of his wife Elizabeth (1804-41), this, like most of the illustrations in John’s publications, was long considered to be essentially his work.

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Pick of the week: Print shows bidding for books way back in c.1700

08 July 2019

A rare copy of the earliest-known depiction of a book auction emerged for sale in Gloucestershire at the end of last month.

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Banksy prints sell out at Forum Auctions’ latest London sale

29 November 2018

An ‘unshredded’ version of a print of Banksy’s ‘Girl with Balloon’ was the highlight of Forum Auctions' latest Banksy Editions sale totalling 25 lots.

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Peter Harrington holds Lowry exhibition featuring leading lithograph

16 April 2018

An exhibition of works by LS Lowry (1887-1976) has recently moved from Peter Harrington’s Dover Street shop to its Fulham Road location where it is on show until April 28.

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Innovations at The London Original Print Fair set to draw in young collectors

16 April 2018

The fair offering a way to own a big name without the huge cost is back for 33rd staging.

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Birth of art photography: A selection of early Victorian photographs come to auction as the National Portrait Gallery unveils new exhibition

05 March 2018

Work by ground-breaking Victorian photographers Julia Margaret Cameron, Oscar Rejlander and Lewis Carroll will be offered at auction this week in Gloucestershire.

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Hokusai The Great Wave at auction and on show at the British Museum

23 May 2017

It’s already one of the most famous images in the world, and thanks to a British Museum exhibition opening this week ‘The Great Wave’ is set to thrill an even wider audience.

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The price of peace for Nevinson in Paris

27 August 2013

Demonstrating the benefits that provincial auctioneers continue to derive from the growth in demand for Modern British art, a number of this summer’s sale highlights in the regions were supplied by 20th century pictures.

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New high for Edvard Munch print thanks to artist’s personal touch

10 April 2013

A number of Edvard Munch (1863-1944) prints at the latest specialist prints sales in London showed how much buyers are in tune with the artist’s ‘personal touch’.

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Hockney and his heros

16 August 2012

A David Hockney (b.1937) print is the highlight of The Cotswold Auction Company’s sale in Cheltenham on August 29.

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Power speeds to £96,000 record

25 June 2012

Lockdales of Ipswich are probably best known as coin and militaria specialists but, having moved premises earlier this year, they have also offered some stand-out items in their fine art and antiques sales in 2012.

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Gust of Wind helps Spowers to a £94,000 record

23 April 2012

IT was a case of ‘last but not least’ at Bonhams’ latest prints sale in New Bond Street.

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Nielsen ‘print’ brings £36,000

21 September 2009

WHEN a large house in Cheshire was decommissioned by the army after World War Two, it was sold to a family along with its contents. Included in the sale price was this watercolour, pen and ink image of King Olaf by the Danish illustrator Kay Rasmus Nielsen (1886-1957) which was thought at the time to be a print.

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Proof that politics never really changes…

26 May 2009

AFTER the resignation of the speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin last week, the subject of this cartoon of the 1830s could hardy have been more topical.

Alice’s Adventures Begin

21 June 2001

There will be much more to come on the £2m Lewis Carroll’s Alice at Sotheby’s on June 6, but this week just one of ten recorded prints of Dodgson’s 1858 portrait of Alice Liddell as ‘The Beggar Maid’, which sold for £160,000.

Carbon print of the Terra Nova at Cape Evans

09 April 2001

Showing the Terra Nova at Cape Evans, this large, green toned carbon print is an example of the largest format photographs offered by the Fine Art Society in their 1913-14 exhibition of photographs taken by Herbert Ponting on Scott’s last expedition (this one measuring 2ft 6in x 23in – 75 x 58cm) and it sold for £5000 (Grigor Taylor) in the Bonhams Knightsbridge sale.

Russell Flint can still strike a spark

11 March 2001

UK: THE market for Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969) may have dropped somewhat in recent years – to no noticeable sorrow among the more avant garde – and only 61 of the 101 prints and watercolours got away at Bonhams & Brooks’ (15 per cent buyer’s premium) in London on February 28 .