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Hunger strike medal for suffragette well backed at auction

25 June 2024

The medal awarded to twice-arrested Rona Robinson knocked down for £17,000 at Bonhams

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Small form recognises Lovelace the education pioneer

24 June 2024

Ada Augusta Lovelace (1815-52), the only daughter of Lord Byron, is today justly celebrated as a mathematician and computer pioneer.

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Barns-Graham and Nicholson in the spotlight

24 June 2024

Pictures by two leading women of the Modern British art movement sold strongly at a Lyon & Turnbull (26/25/20% buyer’s premium) auction in London.

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Fabulous Fabergé menagerie on offer from an unexpected single-owner consignment

24 June 2024

Buyers respond well to stand-alone auction of hardstone animal carvings held in London

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Shackleton’s last voyage seen in photos

24 June 2024

The list of Polar exploration ships once lost but now rediscovered grew in number recently when it was announced the Quest had been located.

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Saxon gold sword pommel and Nobby the Celtic fertility figure metal detecting finds impress at auction

21 June 2024

Metal detecting finds often prove valuable both in terms of heritage and a healthy sum at auction.

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Hockney California drawing rediscovered by Chiswick Auctions

20 June 2024

A large prime period ‘California’ drawing by David Hockney, recently rediscovered by Chiswick Auctions, comes for sale this month.

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Rediscovered Edward Bawden watercolour finds path to London auction

19 June 2024

A watercolour by Edward Bawden (1903-1989) which was considered lost since the 1940s emerged at the latest fine art sale held at Olympia Auctions.

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Macau scenes set record for William Prinsep at Bonhams

19 June 2024

Two watercolours of the Portuguese colony of Macao by the British colonial artist William Prinsep (1794-1874) sold for record sums in Bonhams’ latest Travel & Exploration sale.

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Lucky bidder gets Willy Wonka golden ticket

19 June 2024

The production-made ticket is among other television and film auction highlights at Bonhams

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Watch used in ill-fated Antarctica expedition appears at Bonhams

18 June 2024

A deck watch used in Robert Scott’s Terra Nova expedition found with the bodies of the crew has been sold by Bonhams

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Stay Young this summer

18 June 2024

Robert Young Antiques launches summer show in Battersea.

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Start the week: Dealer shows with special look at works on paper

17 June 2024

The annual festival of art taking place at galleries across the capital and in several online shows is known as London Art Week and this year has a special focus featuring works on paper

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The war effort: London gallery and museum collaborate to show hidden prints

17 June 2024

A large cycle of lithographs created more than 100 years ago and then hidden away is seeing the light thanks to a collaboration between a London gallery and the Imperial War Museum

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Aquitania luxury liner lots steam into sale to satisfy a US buyer

17 June 2024

At the same time as a naval arms race was taking place in the years just before the First World War another maritime competition developed in the shape of liners.

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House style: London fair offers a larger second helping

17 June 2024

The first Treasure House Fair was launched last year after the demise of Masterpiece and was greeted by dealers and visitors eager for a summer event. The second is now coming up

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Sculpture focus: Walk this way

17 June 2024

Sculpture trails are part of the attractions this summer along with dealer shows and auctions

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Migrant artists on the move at Sotheby’s

17 June 2024

The summer exhibition running at Sotheby’s this year focuses on works by artists who were born overseas but passed through or settled in the UK permanently.

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Five questions with portrait specialist Charles Mackay

17 June 2024

Charles Mackay specialises in early British and Northern European portraiture at The Weiss Gallery. The firm is taking part in London Art Week (from June 28-July 5)

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Pimlico Road dealer’s own collection on show as he marks 50 years in business

17 June 2024

To mark five decades in the business, Anthony Outred has selected several items from his private collection for a selling exhibition, including a rosewood brass inlaid centre table with a Roman mosaic top c.1770-90.

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