Art Market


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Scottish buyer secures Raeburn portrait from Lowood House

01 November 2021

Among the Scottish pictures catching the eye at Lyon & Turnbull’s (25% buyer’s premium) sale of contents from Lowood House near Melrose was a half-length portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823).

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Thorburn and Munnings country pursuits come together at auctions

27 October 2021

It has been a busy season for ornithological favourite Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) with a number of quality pictures previously sold by leading dealers reappearing at auction and attracting keen interest.

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Vendor who bought pictures direct from Tunnicliffe family

27 October 2021

Among the Charles Tunnicliffe works drawing the most attention at Halls’ sale on September 15 (see main story) were pictures bought by the vendor directly from the artist’s family, with whom they were acquainted.

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Tunnicliffe taken out of a wardrobe

27 October 2021

Excellent selection of the artist’s wildlife works had been wrapped up and kept pristine.

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Rustic slice of life in the Croatian countryside

11 October 2021

Works by the Croatian painter Nikola Mašić (1852-1902) have appeared at UK auctions on only a handful of occasions in the last 20 years.

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Hungarian reality and fantasy

11 October 2021

Striking composition of artist who fused themes and styles is sold to Budapest gallery.

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Look east for a duo of top performers

11 October 2021

A couple of eastern European pictures were among the top-performing works at the Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) 19th and 20th Century art sale.

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Dancing peasants entrance bidders

11 October 2021

Sourced from a private property south of Bristol, this street scene with peasant women engaged in a trance-like dance sold at a local auction house.

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Jewish portrait bought by Jerusalem bidder

11 October 2021

Portraits of rabbis and Jewish subjects are a prominent feature in the oeuvre of Austrian artist Alois Heinrich Priechenfried (1867-1933).

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Pasmore ‘thank you’ in art form

04 October 2021

This work by Victor Pasmore (1908-98) was given by the artist to Gordon Ryder, one half of the Newcastle architectural practice of Ryder and Yates.

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Bernard Kay group tests state of the market

04 October 2021

The English painter and engraver Bernard Kay (1927-2021) became an established name in the 1950s-60s British art scene but he has never had much of an auction presence.

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Frink tribute emerges from a bungalow

04 October 2021

John Rolfe from Wotton Auction Rooms had been asked to undertake a valuation for probate in a bungalow near Salisbury when he made an intriguing discovery.

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A market on the move

04 October 2021

Post-war and Contemporary art is increasingly boosting revenue at regional salerooms

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Still-life sets a record for Aldridge

04 October 2021

An auction record for John Aldridge (1905-83) was set at Lacy Scott & Knight (22.5% buyer’s premium) when a crisply painted still-life drew the attention of six phone bidders.

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Knight time in the Malvern Hills

27 September 2021

Modern British artist Laura Knight’s lesser-known landscape works still form a significant body of work

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Mathematician’s descendant adds up to a new highest sum in the saleroom

27 September 2021

A small flurry of recent good prices for Australian artist Herbert Ivan Babbage (1875-1916) continued at David Lay (18% buyer’s premium) in Penzance, Cornwall.

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Cows come home at last thanks to an auction alert

27 September 2021

It was a case of the cows coming home after 30 years for one buyer at a recent auction.

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‘Monuments Man’ Croft-Murray’s expert eye highlighted at Woolley & Wallis

20 September 2021

Works from the collection of Edward Croft-Murray (1907-80), former keeper of prints and drawings at the British Museum, provided plenty of sale highlights.

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Roger Fry stirs up Bloomsbury passions

13 September 2021

Works by Bloomsbury artists once again caused a stir at a recent Modern British art sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5%) in London.

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Art Market: Hardie and a Hockney triumph

13 September 2021

Drawing of renowned Scottish dealer by the artist reflected strong bond between the two

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