Dealers' Diary


 Jeremy Cooper's novel, Bolt from the Blue

Ex-dealer now author writes about the young at art

10 May 2021

Retired antiques dealer, broadcaster and author Jeremy Cooper has published his latest novel, 'Bolt from the Blue' (Fitzcarraldo Editions. RRP £12.99).

Janice Kehoe

5 Questions: Janice Kehoe of Solo Antiques

10 May 2021

Janice Kehoe established Solo Antiques in 2004 and specialises in Art Nouveau and Art Deco sculpture and glass as well as the Arts & Crafts movement.

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The web shop window: English bureau plat which appeared in James Bond film Dr No

10 May 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

The Peacock Skirt by Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley: magic prints

10 May 2021

Drawings can sell for six figures but a more affordable way to own work by the artist exists

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Fern favourites at dealer exhibition

10 May 2021

These pressed Darjeeling ferns feature in an album compiled and mounted by Phoebe Jaffrey in 1882.

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Nicholas Parsons collection offered by WR Harvey at Buxton fair

03 May 2021

Items belonging to the late comedian and entertainer Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020) are being unveiled at The Buxton Decorative Antiques & Art Fair in Derbyshire – the first ‘in person’ event of its type to take place in England this year.

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Northants enchants: new premises for The Canon Gallery

03 May 2021

With a lack of fairs during the pandemic and fewer scheduled in the near future, picture dealer Jeremy Green has taken the plunge and returned to running a physical gallery after 15 years of running his dealership from home and standing at fairs.

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Contribute to website? Be our guest

03 May 2021

Guest and Gray, trading from a gallery in central London at 58 Davies Street, decided to launch a new website during lockdown.

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Mould loves a fresh discovery

26 April 2021

Show focuses on how latest technology and techniques can reassess portraits and paintings.

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Tomes tell story of a 1900s ‘fake or fortune’

26 April 2021

These weighty tomes contain the complete transcripts from a high-profile court case involving a Mayfair dealership in the early 1900s.

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The web shop window: George Tinworth mouse

26 April 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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5 Questions: Clementine Perrins

26 April 2021

Clementine Perrins is co-founder of online Contemporary art gallery Crean & Company. Her 20-year career spans various areas of the art world, with experience promoting art fairs, launching galleries and managing private collections.

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Show with Pissarro family value

26 April 2021

This wintry landscape, Route Enneigée avec maison, environs d’Éragny, was painted in 1885 by French Impressionist Camille Pissarro (1830-1903).

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Buyers awake to opportunities

26 April 2021

The Osborne Studio Gallery, specialist in contemporary sporting paintings and bronzes, has sold this painting by artist Hubert de Watrigant (b.1954) for £18,000.

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Bordeaux embraces avant-garde

19 April 2021

Exhibition tells the tale of an unconventional partnership opening up a conservative art scene

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Print fair now runs as a tour of London

19 April 2021

Dozens of London galleries are primed to open their doors to the public for the capital’s first physical mass art event in months.

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5 Questions: African Arts dealer David Malík

19 April 2021

David Malík of David Malík African Arts has a primary interest in the field of Contemporary African art and the long-standing art traditions of western and central Africa.

Tom Edwards

Athill retires and Edwards takes MD role at Abbott and Holder

19 April 2021

Tom Edwards is now managing director of London picture dealership Abbott and Holder following the retirement of co-director Philip Athill.

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Meissen blog relaunched

19 April 2021

Dealer Lawrence Mitchell has repurposed his blog, themeissenman.com, to help collectors and salerooms distinguish between authentic and imitation pieces.

Jonny Yarker and Lowell Libson

Gallery makes a move – across the street

19 April 2021

Mayfair art gallery Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker has relocated to new premises on Clifford Street.

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