19th Century British Art

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


Thomas Daniell picture

Pick of the week: Daniells artwork is the Shore thing

26 February 2024

It is a good time to be selling works by Thomas Daniell (1749-1840).

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Fuseli fantasies on offer in Basel saleroom

26 February 2024

Paintings by the Anglo-Swiss artist Henry Fuseli, who was born in 1741 as Johann Heinrich Füssli, seldom make it to auction.

Eloise Stannard still life

Stannard still life keeps up standards in East Anglia

22 February 2024

Like a number of East Anglian artists, Eloise Harriet Stannard (1829-1915) has a decent following among both the trade and a core group of private collectors.

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UK dealers happy with ‘buzzy’ New York drawings fair

19 February 2024

Running for the first time under new ownership Master Drawings New York (MDNY) produced strong results for many of its exhibitors, including London dealer Guy Peppiatt.

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Serpent study by De Morgan slithers into view

12 February 2024

Among the images included in Emanuel von Baeyer’s latest catalogue is a study of a female nude by Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919).

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Dealer Bruce Knight’s personal collecting taste was a cut above

05 February 2024

An 18th century Native American trade axe pipe linked to the great Shawnee chief and warrior Tecumseh (1768-1813) was the runaway performer when the collection of Ohio dealer and entrepreneur Bruce Knight was dispersed in the first days of the New Year.

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Shades of Scottish life at Fine Art Society show

29 January 2024

Fine Art Society kicks off its in-person exhibition programme in Edinburgh with Fine Shadings: 250 Years of Painting in Scotland.

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Top stories this week including a 'Turner' sunset painting flying to 100 times estimate

07 January 2024

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of a work catalogued as ‘in the manner of JMW Turner’ bringing extraordinary competition in Stuttgart.

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London calling for two artists a century apart

02 January 2024

A couple of views of London were strongly contested at the latest Old Master auction series in the capital.

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Tempting connection to Turner

18 December 2023

A private collector in London had his work cut out to secure a painting on offer for €2000-3000 at Nagel (29.5% buyer’s premium) in Stuttgart.

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Book features the best of Barton

27 November 2023

Dealer Miles Barton is looking back over 20 years of selling portraits with a book featuring some of his best discoveries and an exhibition of more examples.

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Four-legged friends help Fulton to a four-year high

20 November 2023

The artist Samuel Fulton (1855-1941) painted portraits of people and horses but by far his favourite subject was dogs.

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Pownall enjoys atmosphere of nights out in London

20 November 2023

Atmospheric views of London were the stock-in-trade of George Hyde Pownall (1866-1932).

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Art Market: Churchyard on cloud £9000

13 November 2023

Small sky study sets a new high for works by the artist who was a great observer of nature

John Ferneley Senior painting

Sporting art in the picture at Gloucestershire sale

03 November 2023

A group of works previously kept at Glympton Park in Oxfordshire will be offered at British Bespoke Auctions on November 16.

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Robert Kime: ‘Great assembler of beautiful things’

30 October 2023

Pictures were a prominent part of the Robert Kime (1946-2022) aesthetic.

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Simeon Solomon drawing depicts his historical heroes

30 October 2023

This drawing by Victorian artist Simeon Solomon (1840-1905) is titled 'Simeon Solomon’s and Henry Holiday’s Artistic Heroes'.

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Mysterious result at Sotheby's shows market stays ‘stubbornly mercurial’

09 October 2023

Not for first time in recent memory, a work by a female artist made an unexpected amount at auction that left saleroom watchers and probably even the auctioneers themselves struggling to explain the price.

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Painting returns to William Morris' ‘heaven on earth’

25 September 2023

A picture of Kelmscott Manor painted when it was the home of William and Jane Morris is returning to the house after it was acquired for The Society of Antiquaries of London.

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Neil Gow fiddles on portrayed by 'Raeburn and studio'

18 September 2023

Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) painted several versions of his portrait of Neil Gow, the most famous 18th century Scottish fiddler, for a number of patrons.

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