Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner
Royal yacht which sailed into obsolescence18 November 2019
This oil below depicts the Victoria & Albert II, the largest royal yacht of the Victorian era which remained in service until the end of Queen Victoria’s life.
Brews news: British Museum buys 19th century print18 November 2019
The British Museum has added this rare hand-coloured lithograph to its two-million-strong print collection after securing it at an auction in west London.
Marine sale that stays buoyant18 November 2019
Appetite remains for biannual specialist auction which is still a stalwart of the calendar.
Napoleon rides high in the Cotswolds18 November 2019
Robert Hillingford (1826-1904) was a Victorian painter of historical scenes, whose subjects included the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon, as well as scenes taken from Shakespearean plays.
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £3000 including a Sara Wells Page portrait18 November 2019
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Sara Wells Page portrait.
Canine study makes tidy sum11 November 2019
A flurry of bids emerged for this late-17th century canine study at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood of Exeter (23% buyer’s premium).
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2800 including a Graham Sutherland watercolour.11 November 2019
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Graham Sutherland watercolour.
Female artists in the frame11 November 2019
The growing demand in recent years to own pictures by women artists has brought this long-overlooked area of the art market to the fore. In an auction at Cirencester auction house Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) two works by women painters stood out.
Rossetti depicts father and son11 November 2019
A crayon portrait by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) surfaced at Oxford saleroom Mallams (22.5% buyer’s premium) together with another of the sitter’s father.
Stannard stands out in saleroom11 November 2019
Focus on one of only two notable women painters to be associated with the Norwich School.
‘One of the best’ by Arnesby Brown11 November 2019
Like John Constable before him, the 19th century painter John Arnesby Brown (1866-1955) found endless inspiration in the low horizons and expansive skies of East Anglia. He was also interested in light and atmosphere and the effect of sunshine and shadow on the landscape.
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £3250 including a Stanley Spencer sketch04 November 2019
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Stanley Spencer sketch.
View of Swansea street before the bombs04 November 2019
A 1940s view of Swansea described as ‘historically important’ by the auction house which sold it featured among some good results for 20th century Welsh art in the regions.
Nicholson lights up Somerset sale04 November 2019
Simple still-life of flowers showcases the Mod Brit artist’s love of colour and luminosity
Tudor manor houses artistic gems from across the centuries28 October 2019
The old-fashioned country house sale hardly ever fails to cause excitement. The on-the-premises sale of contents from Athelhampton House, a Tudor manor house in Puddletown, Dorset, was no exception.
Apollo heads over to Staffs saleroom28 October 2019
Dominating a grand lecture hall of one of France’s oldest universities is a classical fresco of the god Apollo and the Muses on Parnasses, created at the turn of the 20th century by French artist Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret (1852-1929).
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £3000 including a Peter Blake fictitious wrestler work28 October 2019
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales for under £3000 including an unusual Peter Blake work printed on tin.
The sound result of the suburbs28 October 2019
Classic summer scene by artist known for neighbourhood views makes rare appearance
Guinness is toast of Irish sales21 October 2019
Cubist work by often-overlooked artist fuels keen bidding before heading to California.
Ornithological auction flyers from renowned masters21 October 2019
Two modestly estimated watercolours by the Victorian ornithological painter Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) emerged as the star sellers in an auction in South Yorkshire.