News in Brief


Bronzino portrait

News in Brief – including the auction of a returned Bronzino

28 November 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a Bronzino portrait restituted earlier this year to be offered at Sotheby’s.

Mount Everest memorabilia

News in Brief – including the auction of memorabilia from the first successful ascent of Mount Everest

21 November 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale of a collection of memorabilia from the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953.

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News in Brief – including Alan Ball’s 1966 World Cup winner's medal up at auction

14 November 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the 1966 World Cup winner’s medal won by England’s Alan Ball being offered next month.

Chest of drawers

News in Brief – including Marie-Antoinette's furniture at Christie’s Paris

07 November 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including items once in the collection of Marie-Antoinette coming to Christie’s Paris.

Shahnameh

News in Brief – including a record for an Islamic work on paper

31 October 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a record for an Islamic work on paper.

Francis Bacon triptych

News in Brief – including a Francis Bacon leading Frieze Week auctions

24 October 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a Francis Bacon triptych at Christie's leading the Frieze Week auctions.

Football

News in Brief – including the Maradona ‘Hand of God’ football coming to auction

17 October 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the football from the infamous Argentina v England match coming to auction.

Ira Aldridge

News in Brief – including a portrait of black Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge

10 October 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a portrait of the first black Shakespearean actor to gain international fame selling in the US.

Benedict Tomlinson

News in Brief – including news of a new art dealership

03 October 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a new art consultancy launched by a married couple.

Terence Conran

News in Brief – including the collection of Sir Terence Conran coming to auction

26 September 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a collection from the home of the late Sir Terence Conran coming to auction.

Parchment roundels

News in Brief – including news of an export block on a rare manuscript

19 September 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the search for a UK buyer for a rare conjoined roundel manuscript given by the Archbishop of Canterbury to Elizabeth I.

Omai portrait

News in Brief – including the National Portrait Gallery backing the call to keep Reynolds’ Omai in the UK

12 September 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the latest news about the export block of Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Omai.

Beano Comic No 1

News in Brief – including one of only 30 known copies of The Beano No 1 emerging at auction

05 September 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a copy of The Beano No 1 selling for a five-figure sum at auction.

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News in Brief – including the Chelsea fair moving to a late autumn date

29 August 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including 'The Chelsea Antiques & Fine Art Fair' staging its next run in a new late autumn slot.

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News in Brief – including an Old Master self-portrait blocked from export

22 August 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a 17th century Lombard painting blocked from leaving the UK.

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News in brief – including a new series for Fake or Fortune

15 August 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the BBC series returning for its 10th series.

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News in brief – including two Roman vases stolen in Surrey

08 August 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an appeal from police for information on two Roman vases stolen in Walton-on-Thames.

Frieze Masters

News in brief – including Frieze Masters returning to Regent’s Park

25 July 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Frieze Masters returning to Regent’s Park and celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Omai portrait

News in brief – including a new deadline to keep Joshua Reynolds' Omai portrait in the UK

18 July 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an export block extension for Sir Joshua Reynolds’ (1723-92) Omai portrait.

Silver hunting flask

News in brief – including the halting of an auction of a Chinese silver flask after government intervention

11 July 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the Chinese government halting the auction of a flask taken from the Summer Palace.

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