Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner
Sensitive portrait of ‘quiet Ulsterman’ grabs the attention20 January 2020
A sensitive portrait of a First World War soldier by the Irish painter William Orpen (1878-1931) was among a series of valuable lots chased by bidders at art sales in Dublin.
Bidders show a homing instinct20 January 2020
Private domestic demand rather than trade drives bidding at Scottish and Irish art auctions.
Pick up a penguin picture20 January 2020
The English artist and poster designer Alfred Thomson (1894-1979) painted this eye-catching depiction of the famous penguin pool at London Zoo.
Victorian artist William Mitchell impresses at Mitchells’ auction20 January 2020
A harbour view of Maryport in Cumbria by Victorian artist William Mitchell (1806-1900) topped the lots at local saleroom Mitchells (20% buyer’s premium).
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2000 including a Henry Moore etching20 January 2020
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Henry Moore etching.
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £3000 including an Eric Ravilious print13 January 2020
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including an Eric Ravilious print.
Old Masters – it’s a world of finite resources13 January 2020
Dearth of fresh works coming to the market is a challenge for Old Master auction series.
Australian works? No worries06 January 2020
Varied selection of Down Under images joins British art on offer in Salisbury saleroom.
Pair of Hodgkins high sale prices06 January 2020
Two Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) gouache watercolours painted during her artistic prime were taken to multi-estimate sums at separate UK salerooms in the same week.
Mything in action: spirited Armstrong06 January 2020
Rarely seen in public before, this signed 18in x 2ft (45 x 65cm) gouache is one of the earliest works by the British Modernist painter John Armstrong (1893-1973).
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £1650 including a William Henry Hunt self-portrait06 January 2020
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a William Henry Hunt self-portrait.
Wyndham Lewis portrait sells in Exeter06 January 2020
A bid of £5000 from a Contemporary art gallery in London secured this post-war portrait by the writer and Vorticist painter Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957).
Sporting scenes tracked down by eager buyers28 December 2019
Several 19th and 20th century sporting paintings from named estates provided a healthy boost at two regional salerooms.
It’s Grimshaw down south28 December 2019
Paintings by Leeds-born artist Louis H Grimshaw (1870-1943) are often overshadowed by his better-known father, John Atkinson Grimshaw (1863-93).
Drawn to Paris in its prime28 December 2019
Paintings by 20th century artists who flocked to Paris during its artistic heyday were the main focus in a sale of Impressionist, Modern, Post War & Contemporary Art at south London auction house Roseberys (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).
Life’s a simple beach for Boudin23 December 2019
“I will always be a painter of beaches,” declared Eugène Boudin (1824-98) in 1864.
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2250 including a David Young Cameron castle view23 December 2019
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a David Young Cameron castle view.
Dutch seascape sweeps into Tyneside16 December 2019
A ‘prominent’ northern English family consigned a seascape by the Dutch Golden Age painter Jacob van Ruisdael (1628-82) to Anderson & Garland (22% buyer’s premium).
Classic work kicks off new sale format16 December 2019
An international buyer paid £34,000 for a 15th century Netherlandish School oil on panel of the Virgin and St Elizabeth which was last on the market in 1955.
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £900 including a Herbert Thomas Dicksee polar bear print16 December 2019
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Herbert Thomas Dicksee polar bear print.