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“This is such a great acquisition for Leicester - a real coup to have acquired a work of such landmark significance to both Hogarth’s career and the wider history of 18th century British art. We are delighted to have helped.”

Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund, on the William Hogarth painting that has been purchased for the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery in Leicester.

BADA Collection is a new way to showcase the range and diversity of members’ objects to wider audiences. The event’s focus will be on knowledge, expertise and exceptional objects in one of London’s leading cultural and design hubs.”

BADA chief executive Marco Forgione on the trade association’s new summer event.

“Our ivory ban is one of the toughest in the world. But there are many more precious species, like the hippo and walrus, which could fall victim to the trade in ivory.”

Environment minister Thérèse Coffey who is calling for evidence on the trade of non-elephant ivory.

“Credit scrolls just never survive.”

Andrew Stone of East Bristol Auctions on one that did – a 15 foot long credit scroll from an episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which goes under the hammer next week.

“The Louvre has asked for the Salvator Mundi on loan. The owner didn’t give an answer yet.”

A spokesman for the Louvre. It is widely believed that the current owner of the Salvator Mundi will not loan the painting unless it is labelled as the work of Leonardo da Vinci rather than of his studio.

“These fascinating works… have remained in the family unseen by the public since the 1950s. They give us a real feeling of the close relationship between the artist and sitter and add to the appreciation of Constable’s life and work beyond the great landscapes that he is best known for.”

Suzanne Zack of Chiswick Auctions on two Constable portraits going under the hammer this month.