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“It’s such a shame these artists have been largely ignored by art history, not least because they were so good. For too long, our view of British art in the 17th century has been dominated by male artists - it’s time to change that misconception.” 

Art historian Bendor Grosvenor who curated the show Bright Souls: The Forgotten Story of Britain’s First Female Artists at Lyon & Turnbull. It features work by Joan Carlile (1600-79), Mary Beale (1633-99) and Anne Killigrew (1660-85).

“The importance of BADA can never be overstated, as it’s given both the dealer and client enormous kudos over the decades.”

Dino Tomasso of Tomasso Brothers, which is among the exhibitors at BADA’s new summer pop-up exhibition on Pimlico Road.

“With a knack for uncovering the most interesting examples along with remarkable historical pieces, Jim has made a definitive mark in this field, attracting worldwide attention.”

Auctioneer Charles Hanson on recent promotion of books and works on paper specialist Jim Spencer to associate director.

“The most famous weapon in art history.”

Caravaggio’s knife? No, it’s the gun that Vincen van Gogh may have used to shoot himself, which goes under the hammer at ArtAuction Rémy le Fur at Drouot on June 19. The quote is from the catalogue description.

“[The International Catalogue Raisonné Association will] encourage the more widespread creation of catalogue raisonnés – for both living and dead artists – in order to help stem the flow of fakes onto the market”.

ICRA founder Pierre Valentin, also a partner at Constantine Cannon, on his new international body.