19th Century British Art

This sector includes Romantic painting, Victorian art, British Orientalism and Pre-Raphaelite art.


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Artist Wyatt captures Byron's wild corsair

30 January 2023

Portrait of Lord Byron subject offered at Dreweatts auction demonstrates considerable skill of a British artist

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Sitter appeal: Portraits from Victorian sportsman to 20th century businessman bring demand

02 January 2023

The record-setting piece of Beswick pottery at a recent sale at Potteries Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) – a rare variant of a shire horse model that fetched £11,300 (ATG No 2569) – was not the only lot bringing notable demand.

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5 Questions: Picture dealer John Robertson

02 January 2023

John Robertson deals in paintings and is among the exhibitors at the Mayfair Antiques and Fine Art Fair in January.

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Boney and Pitt slice up globe for dessert

19 December 2022

'Plumb-pudding in danger or State Epicures taking un Petit Souper' is the most famous of all James Gillray’s satirical caricatures and perhaps the most well-known of all Georgian political cartoons.

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Smart’s famous Frant folk art found twice

19 December 2022

At Frant there dwells a Man of fame. By trade a Tailor, Smart by name.

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Family values of the Daniell duo

12 December 2022

Group of works by the uncle and nephew attracts significant Indian bidder interest

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Gregory’s eye on the Needles

12 December 2022

This oil on canvas of 'Royal Dorset Yawl at the Needles' is the work of Charles Gregory (1849-1920) and is included in a single-owner collection on offer at John Mitchell Fine Paintings.

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Moonlight spotlight: classic Atkinson Grimshaw

12 December 2022

The last few months have been an interesting time for followers of John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-93).

Portrait of Algernon Moses Marsden

Tissot’s iconic portrait saved for the nation with funding from sitter’s descendants

08 December 2022

A portrait of art dealer Algernon Moses Marsden (1847–1920) by Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836–1902) has been purchased for the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery with funding from descendants of Marsden.

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Picture specialist hails ‘very encouraging’ multi-estimate prices for old-school landscapes

21 November 2022

A clutch of good-quality traditional landscapes exceeded hopes at Exeter saleroom Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (25% buyer’s premium).

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East Anglian works feature at Suffolk dealer's winter exhibition

14 November 2022

This snowy scene by Suffolk artist Thomas Smythe (1825-1907) features in English and Continental Antiques’ winter exhibition in Eye.

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Goodwin buyer ahead of the game

14 November 2022

Tory politician acquired the artist’s watercolours before London dealer raised the profile

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Sparrows flew their Essex nest

07 November 2022

Trio of paintings depict life at a long-disappeared family home

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Jackson’s northern exposure

31 October 2022

Highest price in five years is achieved for Manchester School and Staithes Group artist

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Portaels part of the Barnwell Manor procession

24 October 2022

A number of pictures from another single-owner collection caught the eye at Dreweatts a month earlier than the Flaxley Abbey auction.

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Buy a spaniel from your armchair

24 October 2022

An oil of a King Charles Spaniel by Hugh George Shaw (active 1880-95) is among the offerings in the latest edition of the Armchair Art Fair catalogue.

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A mystery Scottish family portrait is among five lots to watch

10 October 2022

With estimates from £1000-40,000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

The Last Sight of Fiammetta

‘Unknown’ Stillman is now an artist on the rise after auction success

26 September 2022

Although largely still an unknown outside the Victorian art world, the second-generation Pre-Raphaelite painter Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) was a cherished member of the circle as model, muse, student and ultimately colleague.

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Art Market: Isabel Goldsmith gems come to market

05 September 2022

Notable examples of Victorian art sell at Christie's as renowned collector downsizes

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Langley ladies ponder a quiet life in Newlyn

05 September 2022

Pictures of old women from the fishing community of Newlyn are among the most prevalent works by Walter Langley (1852-1922).

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