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1) Kempton back with a bang – and entrance fees

Sunbury Antiques Market, better known simply as Kempton due to its Surrey racecourse location, became the first open-air fair to return after the most recent lockdown.

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Sunbury Antiques Market returns at Kempton racecourse.

2) National Gallery acquires fourth picture from late art patron via tax scheme

The National Gallery in London has taken ownership of a portrait by Isaack Luttichuys (1616-73), the first work by the artist to enter a British public collection.

Portrait of a Girl by Isaack Luttichuys

Portrait of a Girl c.1650 by Isaack Luttichuys (1616-73). Image credit: The National Gallery, London.

3) New recruits at Bonhams and Gorringe’s are among the latest Movers & Shakers

Appointments at auction houses in the UK and US and an anniversary in Germany are the latest updates in the art and antiques sector.

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Gorringe's of Lewes, East Sussex. Image credit: Gorringe's of Lewes, Image credit: Gorringe's.

4) Peter Rabbit teawares star in our pick of five auction highlights

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a large group of Grimwades Beatrix Potter tea wares that made over 20-times estimate in Chippenham.

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Grimwades Beatrix Potter tea wares – £2200 Wessex Auction Rooms.

5) ATG letter: The Old Master left next to my garage

In September 1989, a valuable painting was left by our correspondent's garage in central Cambridge.

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The ‘Frans de Paula Ferg’ painting left by a garage in Cambridge 32 years ago.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period April 15-21, 2021.

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