Ashley Gallant

Appointments at BADA, Bishop & Miller and Elstob & Elstob – a round up across the art and antiques sector

12 July 2022

Our latest news on hires includes new faces at auction houses and a dealer association.

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Barcelona bidders on the trail of a ‘Bouts’ portrait

14 March 2022

A portrait of a 15th century Flemish man drew a protracted bidding battle in Barcelona this month after speculation it could be an elusive work by Dieric Bouts (c.1415-75).


From 14 Inca emperors to one conquistador

13 December 2021

This series of Peruvian paintings of the 14 Inca emperors plus the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro featured in a sale held in Barcelona .

Vietnamese headdress

Vietnamese headdress makes 1000-times guide

08 November 2021

Multi-estimate sums are not confined to Chinese works of art.

Christie’s auction house

Christie’s closes Barcelona office and moves Spanish headquarters in Madrid

20 February 2021

Christie’s has closed its existing offices in Madrid and Barcelona and will now operate from a premises on Calle Serrano in Madrid, about 2km north of its previous address.


Texas museum boosts Spanish art collection with five acquisitions from Madrid gallery

20 August 2020

De la Mano Gallery in Madrid has sold five works to The Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas.


Six places to buy golfing memorabilia around the UK and beyond this month

13 May 2019

A weekend of watching the British Masters might inspire a spate of related buying, but golf memorabilia is a perennial favourite for some collectors.

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New Spanish art fair puts focus on the avant-garde and surreal

23 February 2019

A new fair showcasing avant-garde and modern art, including works by Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall and Fernand Léger, opens in Madrid next week.

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Armorial parchment given to Columbus on his return to Spain offered in Madrid auction

12 December 2018

On March 15, 1493, Christopher Columbus disembarked from his ship in Palos and headed straight to Barcelona where he recounted tales of his discovery of America to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

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Colonial silver portable altarpiece consigned to San Sebastian sale

12 November 2018

Anteo Subastas in San Sebastian, Spain, is offering an example of a Mexican colonial silver devotional altarpiece in its next auction on November 28.


Sorolla portrait emerges in Madrid auction

24 September 2018

Portraiture was not the preferred genre of the Valencian artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923), but early in his career he recognised its value as a reliable source of income and persisted with it throughout his lifetime.


Sorolla portrait of Spanish marquesa up at auction in Madrid

02 July 2018

This portrait of Maria Luisa Maldonado, Marquesa de Torneros (1907) by the Valencian artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) is a highlight of the next auction series at Ansorena to be held from July 17-19.


Mattia Preti painting of St Sebastian emerges at Madrid sale

04 June 2018

This canvas of the martyrdom of St Sebastian by the Italian Baroque artist Mattia Preti (1613-99) is closely related to one of his most famous works of the same subject, in the Capodimonte Museum in Naples.


Orientalist view of the Pyramids emerges at Madrid auction

14 May 2018

In its auction series in Madrid from May 22-24, Segre Subastas will offer 'The Pyramids of Giza' by the Orientalist artist Charles-Théodore Frère (Paris 1814-88).


Thomire candlesticks offered at Duran Subastas sale

14 May 2018

This pair of ormolu candlesticks by Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843) will feature in the May 24 auction at Duran Subastas in Madrid.


Domenico Tintoretto's 'Supper at Emmaus' emerges in Madrid

02 April 2018

Domenico Tintoretto (1560-1635), trained in Venice in the workshop of his renowned father, Jacopo.

Abel Grimmer's Flemish Proverbs

Flemish Proverbs – Abel Grimmer painting with a tale to tell at Madrid auction

15 March 2018

Alongside his series of months and seasons, and his representations of evangelical parables, the Flemish painter Abel Grimmer (c.1570-1618/9) created many works depicting proverbs, which were popular in an era shaken by the Counter-Reformation.


Murillo painting emerges at Madrid sale

19 February 2018

An oil on canvas by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville, 1617-82) which has recently been examined and published by Dr Benito Navarrate Prieto, and incorporated into the body of Murillo’s work, is a highlight of the next paintings auction at Ansorena, Madrid, on March 6-8.


Madrid auction offers sumptuous walnut, the Bargueño desk

29 January 2018

Bargueño desks, designed to hold documents and money, originated in Renaissance Spain and remained popular through the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.


Trio of Madrid auction previews

04 December 2017

Paintings and an unusual form of 17th century entertainment are potential highlights at three Madrid suctions.