1) Truth behind mystery Venetian view investigated by Fake or Fortune? revealed by art dealer Charles Beddington
A painting thought to be by well-known Venetian painters Francesco Guardi (1712-93) or Michele Marieschi (1710-43) has emerged as an English copy, worth a fraction of its supposed value. It featured in a recent episode of Fake or Fortune?
2) St Agatha returns to Osterley Park after nearly ninety years away
A painting of the early Christian martyr St Agatha by Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-87) will return to Osterley Park and House in Middlesex where it once hung.
3) Somerset field is first time lucky for metal detectorist after rare Roman gold coin discovery
A metal detectorist searching in a new field for the first time was rewarded with the discovery of a rare Roman solidus coin.
4) Four lots to watch at auction this week including a single-owner collection from ‘London’s greatest film fan’
With estimates from £120-20,000, here are four previews from upcoming sales.
5) New chairman for auction house Woolley & Wallis as Paul Viney steps down after 20 years at the top
Paul Viney, chairman of Woolley & Wallis and a 25-year veteran at the Salisbury saleroom, is handing over the role to colleague John Axford.
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