Based in London, MacDougall’s is an auction house specialising in Russian art. Founded in 2004, they have staged biannual sales are timed to coincide with London’s Russian Art Weeks in June and December.

As well as works by Russian masters, they also offer sales that include icons, works on paper and other works of art.

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Co-founder of Russian art auction house William MacDougall dies

17 September 2022

William MacDougall, the co-founder of London Russian art specialist auction house MacDougall's, has died.


Russia Week axed after new sanctions

21 March 2022

In the wake of new sanctions on Russia, auction houses Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams have cancelled sales of Russian art in London scheduled for June.


Suprematism tops solid ‘Londongrad’ sales

02 December 2019

London’s Russian week of auctions put in a consistent performance last week with the sales at four salerooms generating a combined £37.5m with fees. This compared to £39.2m for the equivalent series last year and the £35.8m raised at the June series.


Selective Russian auction series maintains capacity to wow

10 June 2019

The latest week of Russian art auctions in London generated £35.8m including premium, the highest total for a June series in this category since 2014.

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Six lots to watch at MacDougall’s upcoming sale of Russian paintings and works of art

24 May 2019

Russian art specialists MacDougall’s is marking 15 years since holding its first auction in London and has announced that its upcoming sale on June 5 will have a total estimate of £8.5m.


A giant toast to the Londongrad sales

03 December 2018

A monumental silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel kovsh by Feodor Rückert was among the highlights of the latest series of Russian art auctions in London

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7 top lots at London’s Russian auctions including Rostropovich’s cello and a giant enamel drinking vessel

30 November 2018

The latest series of Russian art sales in London generated a total of £39.2m (including premium) – roughly on a par with the £38.03m total at the equivalent series last year.

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What to see: Six offerings from auctioneers and dealers to look out for during Russian week

26 November 2018

The annual series of Russian art sales kicks off in London this week.


Theatrical stars of latest Russian art sales

11 June 2018

The recent crackdown on Russian money in London seemed to have little noticeable effect on the latest Russian art sales in the capital.


Soviet art proves selective across ‘London-grad’ series

04 December 2017

Despite its current high profile, commercial interest in Soviet-era art remains selective. With the centenary of the Russian Revolution and anniversary exhibitions at the Royal Academy and Tate Modern, the latest series of Russian sales in London had aimed to cash in on the focus on this sector.


Soviet artwork in London spotlight

20 November 2017

Soviet art is in the spotlight this month as the London salerooms mark the anniversary year of the 1917 Russian Revolution with a series of trophy consignments to Russian Art Week.

Russian Imperial porcelain service at Bonhams

10 highlights from London’s Russian art auctions

14 June 2017

The Russian art auction series in London last week showed signs of some improvement in the market following a prolonged downturn since the bubble burst around a decade ago. The sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, MacDougall’s and Bonhams generated a premium-inclusive £23.2m, up from the £16.4m posted at the equivalent series last year.


Bullish spending at Russian art sales as Coachman delivers £3.9m

30 November 2012

With London now accustomed to high levels of spending by private Russian buyers, the latest auctions in this sector once again produced some eye-catching prices for particular lots.

MacDougall’s launch Old Masters department

13 September 2010

LONDON-based Russian art specialists MacDougall’s have appointed three people to establish an Old Masters and 19th century European art department.


Russian series in London nets over £50m

18 June 2008

AN influx of Russian buyers was in town last week to flex their wallets and work their way through a week-long series of Russian sales in four London rooms. On offer was a rich mix of paintings, Fabergé, arms and armour, porcelain, metalware and anything else the auction houses thought might tempt the Russian palate.


New London auction house aims to corner Russian market

24 November 2004

A NEW auction house has opened in London’s West End focusing on Russian art, one of the fastest growing sectors of the world art market.