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“I was convinced from the very start that Rembrandt is the painter of the entire painting.”

Dealer Jan Six on the rediscovered Rembrandt portrait now on view in Amsterdam. For the full story, click here

“We are disappointed in the government’s decision to shelve these plans as this continues to leave the London art market out of step with some of its main competitors. The Goods Mortgage Bill would have kick-started the UK art-lending market.”

Tim Maxwell of law firm Boodle Hatfield speaking about the government’s announcement that it is abandoning a proposed bill to reform lending laws. For the full story, click here.

“In addition to the mainstay of architectural salvage dealers we are inviting dealers in decorative antiques and textiles. So far the response has been terrific and we already have a great list of dealers. My aim is 100.”

Judy McAlpine, organiser of Décor-Architectural which has replaced the annual Salvo fair for 2018. For the full story, see ATG 2343.

“This acquisition is akin to buying Scotland’s photographic album of 14,000 pictures and bringing it home.”

Dr John Scally of the National Library of Scotland which collaborated with National Galleries of Scotland to acquire the Murray MacKinnon photograph collection for £1m. For the full story, click here.

“We did discuss whether we would postpone our sale but with the rise of the internet and multi-platforms we decided that many people will still be able to watch the wedding or the football and still bid from a tablet or computer.” 

Will Farmer of Stourbridge’s Fieldings Auctioneers was among those remaining calm in the face of this weekend’s televised events including the Royal Wedding. For the full story, click here.

“A Chadwick of this small size is quite commercial. It could go in any home.”

Chorley's Thomas Jenner-Fust on the recent sale of a Lynn Chadwick sculpture for £22,000. For the full story, click here.