Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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Artemisia Gentleschi’s Lucretia takes record in Paris auction

18 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.

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British Art Fair returns to traditional timeslot for 2020 plus plans for Draw and Fair for Saatchi

18 November 2019

The British Art Fair (BAF) is to return to its previous dates in late September next year.

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Artist happy to chop and change

18 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.

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German violin instrumental in bid for overlooked box lot

18 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.

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5 Questions: Carlo Milano of Callisto Fine Arts

18 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).

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Dealer duo stage St James’s exhibition featuring old and recent views of London

18 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.

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They said what!? Reactions to flood-hit Derby and other quotes from the art and antiques market

17 November 2019

From Blitz spirit to bagging bargains find out what members of the art and antiques trade had to say this week.

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Most read: ATG’s top stories this week – including a trio of top Asian art lots

16 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.

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Cocteau's mythological ceramics appear at Bonhams auction

12 November 2019

The largest collection of Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) ceramics ever to go under the hammer is offered at Bonhams next month.

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Show features artist with an appetite for destruction

11 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.

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Westbourne Grove pop-up

11 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.

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MS Rau all set to wow with enlarged premises

11 November 2019

New Orleans dealership MS Rau has opened an expanded retail space after three years of renovation.

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Exhibition examines chiaroscuro in East Anglian art

11 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.

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Dealer line up for reinvigorated Art and Antiques for Everyone Fair winter edition

11 November 2019

Medieval glass flask is a highlight of the big art and antiques fair in Birmingham.

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5 Questions with Tom Smith of Dovecote Antiques

11 November 2019

Tom Smith of Dovecote Antiques next stands at Art & Antiques for Everyone (November 28-December 1) in Birmingham’s NEC.

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The web shop window: Russian icon from The Temple Gallery

11 November 2019

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Early Wemyss ink stand features at Galloway's Scone Palace fair

04 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.

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Cotswolds show venue search finds a spectacular setting

04 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.

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5 Questions: Jeroen Markies of Jeroen Markies Art Deco

04 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).

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Dial in for clocks by great makers at Kensington exhibition

04 November 2019

Dealer marks 25 years on Kensington Church Street with an exhibition of English big names