Latest News Articles by Alex Capon
Buy a share in the world’s most expensive stamp14 June 2021
Stanley Gibbons, the buyer of the world’s most expensive stamp at Sotheby’s New York last week, said it plans to “democratise” its ownership by inviting the public to buy shares in it.
Art market: Supply of works flows as lockdown eases14 June 2021
Consignments held back during the restrictions are now impressing in salerooms, as recent auction results show
Fedden Glyndebourne artwork takes centre stage14 June 2021
The artist Mary Fedden (1915-2012) was a great lover of opera.
Surprised vendor ends up with a Turkish delight14 June 2021
A vendor had a nice surprise when a painting she inherited from her aunt and formerly owned by her grandmother proved much more valuable than she realised.
Hunting scene trots back to Taunton14 June 2021
Returning to the same auction house after 20 years, a small hunting scene drew interest for the second time at Greenslade Taylor Hunt (19.5% buyer’s premium).
Simple Cornish charm stands out in the salerooms14 June 2021
Naive-style Cornish art has been on a good run at regional auctions over recent months.
‘Elegy’ from 1836 reveals original John Constable watercolours07 June 2021
Discovered lying unrecognised on a bookcase in a Sussex cottage, a unique edition of Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard will be offered at Gorringe’s this month with a £100,000-150,000 estimate.
Essex sale provides latest market test for Company School ornithological paintings07 June 2021
Interest in the exquisitely detailed ornithological paintings produced by Indian artists from the late 18th to the mid-19th centuries has grown significantly over the last few decades.
In the footsteps of Cedric Morris07 June 2021
The 466-lot sale of the Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate collection at Sworders was a marathon event – taking over 10 hours in all.
Five pictures that caught bidders’ eyes at Dreweatts’ Old Master sale04 June 2021
The latest sale of Old Master, British and European Art at Newbury saleroom Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium) on May 27 included some strong bidding for 19th century works.
Panoramic Munnings landscape helps Leicestershire saleroom to highest auction total31 May 2021
Modern British pictures sold at Gildings’ (20% buyer’s premium) recent Fine & Decorative Arts and Antiques auction helped the Leicestershire saleroom to the highest total in its 41-year history.
Algernon Newton takes to the country31 May 2021
Algernon Newton (1880-1968) has been one of the stars of the season with both his urban and rural scenes attracting high prices in the regions in the last month.
Pick of the week: Finders keepers – bronze hoard brings £185,00024 May 2021
A hoard of Romano-British bronzes, discovered by metal detectorists in North Yorkshire last year, sold at Hansons for £185,000 last week.
Art market: The bidding battle of Cape St Vincent24 May 2021
Trio of family paintings depicting Jervis’ finest hour bring £90,000 result for marine specialist Charles Miller
The £36,000 tale of Maud Lewis and her $10 oils24 May 2021
A group of naive oils found boxed up during a house move drew strong interest at Hanson Holloway’s Ross (25% buyer’s premium), making a combined £36,000.
Metal detectorists’ bronze discoveries sell for £185,000 at Hansons20 May 2021
A hoard of Romano-British bronzes, including a bust believed to represent Emperor Marcus Aurelius, has sold at Hansons for £185,000.
Victorian art collection comes to Dreweatts from family of artist Samuel Pepys Cockerell19 May 2021
A group of nine pictures directly from the family of the artist Samuel Pepys Cockerell (1844-1921) will be offered at Dreweatts in Newbury later this month.
Auction house department heads from Bonhams and Christie's become dealers17 May 2021
Two long-standing auction department heads launch second careers as dealers this month.
Flagship Modern and Contemporary art auctions return to form in New York17 May 2021
The latest flagship sales of Modern and Contemporary art in New York showed a return to some normality after a difficult 14 months.
Owner was key to Strong demand17 May 2021
Works from either a distinguished collection or well-known owner offered with appealing estimates are an enticing prospect at auction.