Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner
Venetian works by ‘follower of’ Canaletto make big sums in their own right19 October 2020
A high-quality veduta of Venice by one of Canaletto’s followers was the runaway star at Chorley’s (22.5/15/12.5/10% buyer’s premium) two-day auction in Gloucestershire.
Portuguese works pop into Chichester saleroom19 October 2020
A pair of late oil landscapes by Silva Porto (1850-93), a pioneer of naturalism in Portugal whose works appear rarely outside his home country, drew multiple bids at Chichester saleroom Henry Adams (20% buyer’s premium).
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £1700 including a Sylvia Gosse street scene19 October 2020
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Sylvia Gosse street scene.
Humbert Craig’s Irish outlook brings benefit to Locke & England19 October 2020
Irish artist James Humbert Craig’s (1877-1944) passion for the outdoors and landscape painting took him frequently to Donegal, Connemara and the glens of Antrim.
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2000 including a Louisa Canziani oil on canvas28 September 2020
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Louisa Canziani painting.
Old Pretender in Scotland at last28 September 2020
August is traditionally a busy month for Edinburgh saleroom Lyon & Turnbull (25/20% buyer’s premium) and this year was no exception – despite the exceptional circumstances.
Lenkiewicz turns art into saleroom gold28 September 2020
Early work by the Plymouth artist portrays himself alongside German alchemist
Antiquities: The impressive body of bidders at ancient art auctions14 September 2020
Not just whole figures but parts such as feet and hands are sought after by collectors in the antiquities market, as evident at a vast six-day auction in Essex
Greek terracotta goddess doubles estimate at Christie's14 September 2020
This exceptionally preserved Greek terracotta seated goddess retaining much of its stylised red slip decoration emerged as one of the highlights of the summer antiquities sales in London.
Egyptian bronze falcon sarcophagus emerges in Salisbury auction14 September 2020
A dozen lots of Greek, Roman and Egyptian artefacts once owned by Ferdinand Mainzer (1871-1943), a German-Jewish gynaecologist turned historical author, will open Woolley & Wallis’ tribal art and antiquities auction in Salisbury on September 22.
Mosaic fragments ‘from a Roman villa’ sell in Bristol14 September 2020
Consigned from a private deceased estate, a group of decorative mosaic floor tile fragments took a multi-estimate £2200 at Clevedon Salerooms (22% buyer’s premium) in Bristol.
Egyptian mask comes to Somerset auction14 September 2020
This Egyptian polychrome painted wood sarcophagus mask comes from the lid of an anthropoid coffin. These were coffins carved to the outline of the mummy’s body and decorated with the face and wig of the deceased.
Group lot contained a Samian surprise14 September 2020
Unearthed in a group lot at Lindsay Burns (20% buyer’s premium) in Perth, this Roman marbled Samian ware bowl is believed to closely relate to another in the British Museum.
Hellenistic gold bracelets offered in Bavaria14 September 2020
This elegant pair of finely worked early Hellenistic gold bracelets featuring a rather sympathetic and graceful rendering of the snake-haired gorgon Medusa are believed to have been made by a courtly goldsmith workshop during the 4th-3rd century BC.
All about information sharing31 August 2020
Wider spectrum of buyers means presenting catalogue entries in greater detail can pay off
Old Master canine portrait makes over 100-times estimate at Tennants31 August 2020
Two pictures with animal appeal generated decent bidding at a North Yorkshire auction.
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2100 including a Harry Clarke stained-glass window design31 August 2020
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Harry Clarke.
Thorburns break from country house cover10 August 2020
The contents of a country house in Exmouth turned up not one but two large watercolours by Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935), the pre-eminent British painter of ornithological subjects.
Selling rate strong for Scottish art10 August 2020
Just three lots unsold in Edinburgh auction as private and international bidders dominate
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £1500 including a John Miller Greek beach view10 August 2020
Good art at a great price in regional sales