Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt
Artemisia Gentleschi’s Lucretia takes record in Paris auction18 November 2019
Artemisia Gentileschi’s painting 'Lucretia', which was in a private collection for more than 40 years, has made a new record for the artist at an auction in Paris.
British Art Fair returns to traditional timeslot for 2020 plus plans for Draw and Fair for Saatchi18 November 2019
The British Art Fair (BAF) is to return to its previous dates in late September next year.
Artist happy to chop and change18 November 2019
At various stages of painting 'Pear Still Life' (1971), Craigie Aitchison (1926-2009) included a golden bird, a yellow rose and constellation of five-pointed stars.
German violin instrumental in bid for overlooked box lot18 November 2019
A good-quality violin linked to the German maker Jacobus Stainer (1619-83) led a group of previously overlooked musical instruments in a Towcester auction.
5 Questions: Carlo Milano of Callisto Fine Arts18 November 2019
Carlo Milano runs Callisto Fine Arts, where he deals in Renaissance and Baroque works of art. He is among the participants in London Art Week (December 1-6).
Dealer duo stage St James’s exhibition featuring old and recent views of London18 November 2019
'Lights o’ London – Glasshouse Street by Piccadilly Circus' is among more than 20 works by Rex Vicat Cole (1870-1940) and his son John on offer at a show featuring depictions of the capital spanning 200 years.
They said what!? Reactions to flood-hit Derby and other quotes from the art and antiques market17 November 2019
From Blitz spirit to bagging bargains find out what members of the art and antiques trade had to say this week.
Most read: ATG’s top stories this week – including a trio of top Asian art lots16 November 2019
The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of two charity shop finds that went under the hammer and one other chart topper, all included in recent Asian art auctions.
Cocteau's mythological ceramics appear at Bonhams auction12 November 2019
The largest collection of Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) ceramics ever to go under the hammer is offered at Bonhams next month.
Show features artist with an appetite for destruction11 November 2019
The décollage technique practised by German artist Reinhold Koehler (1919-70) involved the use of paper, sand, glue, glass and ceramics, and a series of the resulting compositions is currently available at London’s Whitford Fine Art.
Westbourne Grove pop-up11 November 2019
Valerie Arieta Decorative Arts stages a Christmas show at its Westbourne Grove pop-up shop this year, offering Mezcala stone figures from Mexico among other art and antiques.
MS Rau all set to wow with enlarged premises11 November 2019
New Orleans dealership MS Rau has opened an expanded retail space after three years of renovation.
Exhibition examines chiaroscuro in East Anglian art11 November 2019
An oil on board of The Hay Barge by William Philip Barnes Freeman (1813-97) is offered for £795 at English and Continental Antiques’ upcoming exhibition of East Anglian art and antiques.
Dealer line up for reinvigorated Art and Antiques for Everyone Fair winter edition11 November 2019
Medieval glass flask is a highlight of the big art and antiques fair in Birmingham.
5 Questions with Tom Smith of Dovecote Antiques11 November 2019
Tom Smith of Dovecote Antiques next stands at Art & Antiques for Everyone (November 28-December 1) in Birmingham’s NEC.
The web shop window: Russian icon from The Temple Gallery11 November 2019
Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.
Early Wemyss ink stand features at Galloway's Scone Palace fair04 November 2019
An early Wemyss Victoria pattern ink stand decorated with plumbs is offered by Carse Antiques for £395 at The Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair.
Cotswolds show venue search finds a spectacular setting04 November 2019
Organisers of the long-running Cotswolds Art & Antique Dealers Association Fair have hailed changes to its date and venue as offering a “wonderful” setting and the chance to expand the event’s client base.
5 Questions: Jeroen Markies of Jeroen Markies Art Deco04 November 2019
Jeroen Markies of Jeroen Markies Art Deco is based in East Sussex and next stands at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair (November 5-10).
Dial in for clocks by great makers at Kensington exhibition04 November 2019
Dealer marks 25 years on Kensington Church Street with an exhibition of English big names