UK

The United Kingdom accounts for more than one fifth of the global art market sales and is the second biggest art market after the US.

Through auctioneers, dealers, fairs and markets - and a burgeoning online sector - buyers, collectors and sellers of art and antiques can easily access a vibrant network of intermediaries and events around the country. The UK's museums also house a wealth of impressive collections

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24 February 2020

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Wood engravings showing executions in grisly detail emerge at Forum Auctions

24 February 2020

Two broadsides describing and illustrating with wood engravings the executions of convicted murderers were sold online at £1600 apiece by Forum.

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From fisherfolk to high society

24 February 2020

The 19th century Dutch painter Jozef Israëls (1824-1911), a leading member of the Hague School group of landscape painters, was best known for his realistic and sympathetic portrayals of the Dutch peasantry and fisherfolk.

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Beer jug celebrating Glorious Revolution makes 20-times estimate

24 February 2020

A Westerwald salt-glaze jug offered at Reeman Dansie's latest sale in Colchester was worked with stylised tulips and a medallion with the portraits of William of Orange and Queen Mary.

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Manuscript from c.1270 tackles Medieval marriage guidance

24 February 2020

Featuring one historiated initial depicting a priest blessing the marriage of a couple who stand before him, a medieval guide to marital problems and resolutions made £32,000 online at Forum Auctions (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).

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Rare Samuel Shufflebotham work on Llanelly Pottery offered at Carmarthen Showground event

24 February 2020

Only about three of these c.1907 Llanelly Pottery rose bowls (below) are known to exist, says dealer Robert Pugh who is pricing the one shown here at £700.

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Marble bust makes spectacular six-figure price at Macclesfield auction

21 February 2020

A marble bust, probably depicting Alexander the Great, sold for £320,000 at Adam Partridge in Macclesfield today.

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Ivory appeal will be streamed live on YouTube

21 February 2020

The final attempt by dealers and collectors to block the Ivory Act, taking place in the Court of Appeal early next week, will be live streamed on YouTube.

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Victorian picture of bare knuckle fighters and a Qing period Chinese vase – four auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

21 February 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of hammer highlights this week includes an oil painting of bare knuckle Victorian boxers in Birmingham.

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Art After Hours - charity event launches at new The Open Art Fair

21 February 2020

The Open Art Fair taking place next month at Duke of York Square in Chelsea will host a Next Generation party to raise money for charity.

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New faces and organisations - the latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques market

20 February 2020

An update from across the world of art and antiques including at Lyon & Turnbull , Sotheby’s France and Catherine Southon.

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Record-breaking Martin Brothers grinning crab saved for nation heads to Plymouth after export block

19 February 2020

A new museum in Plymouth has acquired a ‘colossal and extraordinary grotesque grinning crab’ by the Martin Brothers after fundraising to keep the sculpture in the UK.

Gustav Bauernfeind painting of Jaffa

Second consignment of works from major Orientalist art collection comes to Sotheby’s

18 February 2020

A second group of works from the record-setting Najd collection of Orientalist art will be offered at Sotheby’s next month.

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Pick of the week: Institutions flock to Cheltenham sale for Maria Edgeworth archive

17 February 2020

Two institutions dominated bidding for the notebooks and correspondence of a significant Regency period female author at the Cotswold Auction Company in Cheltenham last week.

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Girling and Oliver to leave Bonhams after reshuffle

17 February 2020

Bonhams has made a number of personnel changes this month as global CEO Matthew Girling departs.

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From a Mission Impossible-style jewellery break-in to a missing silver sculpture – the latest round up of thefts across the art and antiques sector

17 February 2020

The art and antiques trade have been called upon to help locate missing items after a series of incidents.

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Original movie poster designs are drawing in buyers

17 February 2020

Unique artwork created to feature on film posters is proving to be a strong aspect of the popular entertainment collecting field.

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Cazabon’s Trinidadian scene surfaces in Lancashire

17 February 2020

A watercolour by Michel-Jean Cazabon (1813-88), Trinidad’s first internationally known artist, sold for £24,000 (plus 18% buyer’s premium) in Lancashire earlier this month.

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Varley the watercolour wonder

17 February 2020

Group of paintings by one of the less well-known masters of the medium comes to light

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Hockney snowbound print drifts into Lots Road

17 February 2020

This large lithograph forms part of the Weather Series, a suite of prints created by David Hockney (b.1937) in 1973.

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