Philip Mould

Well known for both his gallery and television appearances on programmes including the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and Fake or Fortune, Philip Mould has been an art dealer since the 1980s.

He specialises in early paintings and portraiture and has published books on tracking down 'sleepers' including Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures and Sleepers: In Search Of Lost Old Masters.

17th century painting

Video showing cleaning of an early 17th century painting at Philip Mould goes viral

07 November 2017

An early 17th century painting of a woman in a red dress being restored at Philip Mould’s gallery has proved a hit with Twitter fans achieving more than 53k retweets and 130k likes within hours of it being posted.


British society portrait painter Sir Oswald Birley celebrated in Philip Mould loan exhibition

30 September 2017

The work of British society portrait painter Sir Oswald Birley (1880-1952) is being celebrated in a loan exhibition at London dealer Philip Mould.

 WB Yeats by Antonio Mancini

Philip Mould and National Gallery of Ireland among buyers at Yeats collection sale at Sotheby’s

28 September 2017

Dealer Philip Mould was among the bidders at Sotheby’s sale of the Yeats collection this week.

Gauguin drawing

Gauguin sketch dismissed as a fake is valued at £200,000 after 'Fake or Fortune?' investigation

11 September 2017

The BBC's 'Fake or Fortune?' team uncovered the story behind two pictures possibly by Paul Gauguin during last night’s programme.

Tom Roberts

BBC’s ‘Fake or Fortune?’ team discover lost work by Australian artist Tom Roberts

04 September 2017

An early painting by UK-born Australian artist Thomas William Roberts (1856-1931), was authenticated on the BBC’s ‘Fake or Fortune?’ after being lost for more than 130 years.


BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' uncovers £2m Constable sketch after it “slipped through the fingers” of dealer Philip Mould

20 August 2017

A painting that dealer Philip Mould twice bought and sold more than 15 years ago has been attributed to John Constable in the first episode in the new series of the BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?'.


Behind the scenes at Fake or Fortune?

14 August 2017

The BBC’s hit series Fake or Fortune? returns to our screens on Sunday August 20. ATG's Laura Chesters went behind the scenes for insight into the making of the show and to ask why the trade should tune in.

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Fake or Fortune? presenters ‘in dispute’ over new BBC show

06 December 2016

A media report of a spat between two of television’s best known art detectives – dealers Philip Mould and Bendor Grosvenor – has not been denied by the dealers when contacted by ATG.

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Dealers Philip Mould and Simon Phillips weigh into St James's planning row

09 November 2016

Dealers Philip Mould and Simon Phillips have intervened in the fight to save Jermyn Street's tapestry gallery and archive in St James's.

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Philip Mould reveals his worst ever deal

12 October 2016

London dealer Philip Mould has revealed his “first and most stupid deal” and his regret at missing out on buying a drawing by David Hockney.

Lower price tag for Van Dyck self-portrait

31 March 2014

An appeal to buy Van Dyck’s final self-portrait for the nation, painted in England in 1640-41, has been given a boost by the news that a lower price is expected.


Case study: The use of the Public Catalogue Foundation to identify a Van Dyck

08 October 2012

The practical use of the Public Catalogue Foundation to the art trade is certainly obvious to Mayfair dealer Philip Mould, who is one of the project’s sponsors.


A clean-up but no shave as Mould outs first cross-dresser

23 April 2012

IT was the five o’clock shadow that gave it away. When London dealer Philip Mould spotted this 18th century portrait in a general paintings sale at the New York auctioneers Thomas Cornell Galleries in November last year, he thought it to be of a rather masculine middle-aged lady.


Dealer unveils Gainsborough sleeper

06 July 2009

SLEEPER spotter Philip Mould has unveiled his latest discovery – an early Thomas Gainsborough landscape of Ipswich painted in the mid to late 1740s.


London dealer names the £620,000 Egerton three

30 June 2008

A TRIPLE portrait of three Elizabethan girls that sold for £620,000 at Christie’s sale of the Simon Sainsbury Collection has now been identified as a picture of the Egerton sisters from c.1601-2.


Saying it with flowers – Starkey unveils the face of Lady Jane Grey

05 March 2007

Renowned Tudor historian and TV personality Dr David Starkey has discovered what is almost certainly the first and only known surviving portrait of Lady Jane Grey to be painted in her lifetime.


Hayman portraits back together again after 300 years

20 November 2006

Two sections of a painting by Francis Hayman are being officially re-united for the first time in almost three centuries at London dealer Philip Mould’s new gallery in Dover Street.


OBE for portrait expert Mould

04 January 2005

PORTRAIT dealer Philip Mould has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours.