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Upcoming summer highlights in Europe

21 June 2021

Our selection of potential stand-out lots in sales across Europe, plus a French tribal art fair

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Salon du Dessin all set for its 2021 return

14 June 2021

Drawings fair will be staged in the usual venue but dealers can also take part online

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Limoges plaque bidder hell bent on a purchase

07 June 2021

Sixteenth century Limoges work depicts underworld scene from Virgil’s The Aeneid

A Paris alternative to draw you in

07 June 2021

Although long-standing Paris fair for works on paper the Salon du Dessin has moved its dates to July 1-4, the other Paris fair, Drawing Now, devoted to Contemporary works on paper, usually staged at the same time, is taking place this month from June 10-13.

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Fourteenth century ivory casket offered at Normandy auction

07 June 2021

Auction house Prunier in Louviers, Normandy, has a long tradition of holding sales of Haute Epoque or early works of art.

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Emperors survive album break-up

07 June 2021

A highlight at Millon on June 14 is a miniature painted with a double portrait of the Mughal emperors Shah Jahan and his son and successor Aurangzeb.

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Old Master at Aguttes offers fine sense of perspective

07 June 2021

This panel painting of The Annunciation is on offer at the sale of Old Master paintings at Aguttes on June 17.

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Matisse drawing re-emerges in Aix-en-Provence auction

07 June 2021

A charcoal drawing by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) that has not been seen since the major retrospective on the artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1948 is to be offered at auction in Aix-en-Provence.

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Left Bank tempts visitors to galleries in Paris

07 June 2021

Dozens of art and antiques galleries in the Left Bank area of Paris known as the Carré Rive Gauche are enticing art lovers back to the district with a five-day event showcasing new stock and exhibitions.

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Flemish portrait reappears at Christie’s Paris

07 June 2021

Christie’s sale in Paris on June 16 includes this portrait of a young woman writing a letter by the artist known as The Master of the Female Half Lengths.

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Gods and goddesses in bronze offered at Sotheby's

07 June 2021

Sotheby’s Paris sale of Old Masters on June 15 offers a selection of paintings and sculpture spanning the Middle Ages through to the 19th century.

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Pick of the week: Spending quality time with Pablo Picasso

31 May 2021

The silvered dial to this 1960s stainless steel bracelet watch gives a clue to its former owner.

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New appointments at Sotheby’s Asia among the latest industry updates

25 May 2021

A reorganisation for Sotheby’s Asia, a new shop and new books are among the latest updates across the art and antiques sector.

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Maastricht fair ‘online only’ for 2021 but French fairs plan to go ahead

24 May 2021

TEFAF Maastricht 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Paulin chairs among furnishings at auction found in Toulouse apartment

24 May 2021

A collection of 20th century designer furniture has been discovered in a local apartment by Jérôme de Colonges, auctioneer for Primardeco/Ivoire Toulouse.

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Gérard’s portrait of Henry Seymour highlights Artcurial Old Master sale

24 May 2021

Artcurial holds one of its periodic sales of Old Master and 19th century paintings and drawings on June 9.

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Picasso the man of the hour

17 May 2021

A rare watch worn by Pablo Picasso will feature as one of the attractions in the Luxury Watch sale to be held by Bonhams in Paris on May 20.

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Sculpture in the Paris spotlight as record set for Pompon

17 May 2021

François Pompon auction record leads a look at four stand-out results achieved in the French capital

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Masterful Limoges plaque emerges in Paris auction

17 May 2021

The highlight of a sale of paintings, furniture and works of art staged at Drouot by Coutau-Bégarie on May 28 will be this early 16th century Limoges enamel plaque painted with a scene from Virgil’s Aeneid.

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Henry Moore sculpture design features among Bismuth collection

17 May 2021

Beaussant-Lefèvre is holding a series of sales on May 28 at the Drouot auction centre. Among them is an auction of Old Master and Modern paintings and antique furniture assembled by the collector James Bismuth (1931-2020) offered for sale by his descendants.