Dealer offers Byron’s own copy of Frankenstein

07 September 2012

London book dealer Peter Harrington is to offer for sale Lord Byron’s first edition presentation copy of ‘Frankenstein’ (1818), given to him and inscribed in her own hand by Mary Shelley.


First show for Lear works

28 August 2012

EXHIBITION: The bicentenary of the birth of Edward Lear will see works from private collections go on display for the first time during an exhibition at the Ashmolean.


William Morris masterpieces on show after gallery revamp

13 August 2012

Many objects can go on show for the first time now that the William Morris Gallery has reopened after a £5m revamp.


First show in Europe for Beasley’s bronzes

19 July 2012

EXHIBITION: Bruce Beasley at Pangolin London


Masters of their craft present masters of art

12 June 2012

The dreaded experience of the inexperienced gallery-goer: having mustered the courage to ring the buzzer on the door, you’re greeted by a deathly silence as you nervously look at the works under the hawk-like gaze of a dealer. No prices and you’re too scared to ask. This is exactly the kind of image that the organisers of Master Paintings Week and Master Drawings London are trying to combat.

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Contours of the soul

22 May 2012

Exhibition: Angela Palmer at Waterhouse & Dodd

Tate discovers it’s not so grim Up North where Lowry is involved

21 May 2012

It appears that Tate Britain have changed their tune on L.S. Lowry.


Windsors return to West Wycombe

30 April 2012

THERE can be few more instantly recognisable forms in English furniture than the Windsor chair. Since the early 1970s, Michael Harding-Hill has been well known as an authority on the subject, publishing ‘Windsor Chairs, An Illustrated Celebration’, a book which pictures many examples that passed through his hands over many decades as a dealer.


Viewing for ‘The Scream’ attracts long queues

23 April 2012

IS this the longest queue ever to view a single lot coming up at auction?


Christie’s and Sotheby’s galleries raise the stakes in Hong Kong

10 April 2012

LARGE new gallery spaces in Hong Kong look set to provide the battleground in the competition for private treaty sales between Sotheby’s and Christie’s.


Great Bed of Ware goes home for a year’s visit

26 March 2012

THE Great Bed of Ware is to be loaned by the V&A, for the first time since its acquisition in 1931, to the Ware Museum.


Wartski salute King Charles I

04 May 2010

LONDON dealers Wartski are holding a loan exhibition at their Grafton Street Gallery from May 11-21 titled The King's Blood: Relics of King Charles I.


Has Silverman found another Leonardo?

15 March 2010

Five months after ATG revealed the reattribution of La Bella Principessa to Leonardo da Vinci, the man who spotted it is ready to unveil another major find.


Seago centenary fest for London

25 January 2010

THE work of Edward Seago (1910-1974) has always been popular. Even during his own lifetime, Colnaghi’s annual exhibitions of his paintings between 1946 and 1966 on Old Bond Street drew such fierce competition that buyers, some of whom had queued overnight, were restricted to one picture each.

Religious Hals on show at Colnaghi

09 December 2008

Colnaghi-Bernheimer of London and Salomon Lilian of Amsterdam have unveiled a rare religious painting by the Dutch 17th century master Frans Hals.


New book on the furniture of Scottish folk

05 September 2008

With Bernard Cotton's scholarly new book on Scottish Vernacular Furniture coming out soon, where better to promote the event than North of the Border?


Largest-ever exhibition of a Modern British favourite

01 September 2008

The largest ever retrospective exhibition of the work of popular Modern British painter Edward Seago (1910-1974) will be held from September 8-19 at the Bond Street dealers Colnaghi, who represented the artist in his heyday.


Gallery looks back to early Lucian Freud

11 August 2008

A MAJOR loan exhibition of early works by Lucian Freud (b.1922) will run from October 9 to December 12 at the St James’s gallery of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, 38 Bury Street, London SW1.

Weird and Wonderful at the British Library

11 August 2008

Maurice Collins and the British Library are to hold a display of Weird and Wonderful Inventions and Gadgets, eccentric and ingenious contraptions produced between 1851 and 1951.


Liechtenstein treasures to go on display in Paris

21 July 2008

GALERIE Kugel in Paris are to hold an exhibition of the Prince of Liechtenstein’s collection of bronzes from September 10 to November 7.