Art Market


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Affordable art: Six works sold or offered for under £1000 including a sought-after Modern British gouache

15 November 2018

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales below £1000 and three upcoming lots, including a gouache that set an auction record for the artist Ray Howard-Jones.

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Explorer Hanbury-Tenison comes closer to home for his taste in art

12 November 2018

Alongside living with bushmen in Africa, visiting 33 native tribes in Brazil and riding the length of the Great Wall of China, the Cornish-based explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison (b.1936) also found time to pursue another passion – one much closer to home.

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Newlyn School art offered at auction in nearby Penzance

12 November 2018

Edwin Harris (1855-1906) is one name that did not feature in the Robin Hanbury-Tenison collection of Newlyn School art at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (see main story in this section).

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Bawden farm reaps reward at Kent auction

12 November 2018

Work by the community of mid-20th century painters in Essex known as the Great Bardfield Artists fetches strong sums on the secondary market.

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Affordable art: Six works sold or offered for under £1000

12 November 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales.

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Affordable art: Six works sold or offered for under £1000 including a Victorian landscape showing hop houses in Kent

08 November 2018

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales below £1000 and three upcoming lots, including a oil painting of oast houses in a Kentish landscape by Edward H Niemann.

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Traditional art is talk of the Towne as watercolour leads 18th-19th century picture auction

05 November 2018

British watercolours and oils from the 18th and 19th centuries grabbed bidders’ attention at a recent Oxford auction, proving there is life in this traditional market given the right artists and good provenance.

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Kirkton House provides 182 works in Edinburgh auction

05 November 2018

Pictures formed a prominent part of Lyon & Turnbull’s (25/20% buyer’s premium) Kirkton House sale earlier this month as the contents of the Regency manse near Montrose were dispersed from the auction house’s Edinburgh saleroom.

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Six works sold or offered for under £650 including a 19th century tavern scene

31 October 2018

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales below £650 included an avant-garde image of the Pont Neuf in Paris. A charcoal drawing of Ebenezer Scrooge is among three upcoming lots offered over the next fortnight.

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The importance of provenance as two works set multi-estimate sums at Bonhams

29 October 2018

Provenance proved the key component for two paintings that achieved multi-estimate sums at Bonhams (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) in London.

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Bidding for Evelyn Ince shows sign of female artists in demand

29 October 2018

The current demand for female artists was in evidence at Henry Adams (20% buyer’s premium) of Chichester when a work by Evelyn Ince (1886-1941) went under the hammer.

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Saleroom selection: Three works under £650 in regional sales including a George-William Thornley view of Margate

29 October 2018

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales below £6500 and three upcoming lots offered over the next fortnight, including a painting of Margate by George-William Thornley.

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Affordable art: Six works sold or offered for under £650 including a David Jagger portrait

23 October 2018

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales below £650 and three upcoming lots offered the next week.

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Names to watch out for in Irish sculpture scene

22 October 2018

Representing just a fraction of the international art market and often overshadowed by the demand for 2D art, Irish sculpture has undergone a quieter recovery.

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Saleroom selection: three artworks under £650 including a David Jagger portrait

22 October 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales including a David Jagger portrait.

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Looking out for fresh Irish art

22 October 2018

While demand is encouraging, a scarcity of high-quality work is hitting the supply side

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Affordable art: Six works sold or offered for under £900 including a scene by 'Derbyshire's John Constable'

15 October 2018

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales below £900, including a Trevor Grimshaw black and grey graphite cityscape, and three upcoming lots offered the next fortnight.

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Buyers check out a Czech artist

15 October 2018

Earlier this year, the Paris auction house Artcurial sold an exceptional collection of Impressionist and Cubist works by the influential Czech avant-garde artist Otakar Kubin (1883-1969).

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Signature of John Sell Cotman is key note to £20,000 result

15 October 2018

This watercolour bearing the signature of Norwich School artist John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) attracted a flurry of bids when it went under the hammer in Nottingham.

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Gertler ‘East Ender’ portrait sells up north

15 October 2018

Renowned today for his fusion of Post- Impressionism and eastern European folk-art, the Jewish painter Mark Gertler (1891-1939) was inspired at the outset of his career by the northern and early-Italian Renaissance masters.

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