19th Century British Art

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


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Not just any old ironworks

19 July 2021

Two rare and evocative paintings depicting a 19th century ironworks in South Wales were hotly contested at a recent Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium) sale.

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Saddle up for equine art

12 July 2021

Rountree Tryon Gallery in Petworth is turning itself into a stable of equine art this month.

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Boultbee’s not so common canine

12 July 2021

Sporting artist John Boultbee (1753-1812) is best known for portraits of horses and cattle.

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Art Market: John William Godward oil is latest in a run of strong prices

28 June 2021

An unusual number of high prices for pictures has been recorded outside London this season.

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Wardle waxes lyrical with classical theme

28 June 2021

Works by the prolific Arthur Wardle (1864- 1949) appear regularly on the market, most often his paintings of dogs and other hunting animals.

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The rovers return at Somerset sale

21 June 2021

Lawrences of Crewkerne is offering a charming picture of two dogs on July 21 that the auction house last sold in the 1950s.

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Frederic, Lord Leighton rediscovery emerges at Sotheby’s

21 June 2021

Sotheby’s has described this oil on canvas by Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-96) as “a fascinating and beautiful rediscovery”.

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English park on view in Los Angeles

21 June 2021

'Hunters and Dogs in the Park at Silkwood House, 1886', is an oil on canvas by British equestrian painter Edward Benjamin Herberte (1857-93).

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Self interest can be rewarding

14 June 2021

London gallery stages exhibition looking at how a range of artists depict themselves

‘Karva Chauth’ by William Daniell

Five pictures that caught bidders’ eyes at Dreweatts’ Old Master sale

04 June 2021

The latest sale of Old Master, British and European Art at Newbury saleroom Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium) on May 27 included some strong bidding for 19th century works.

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Hopes for a John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope chain reaction

31 May 2021

Along with his famous Pre-Raphaelite colleagues Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and George Frederic Watts, John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope was often influenced by the tales of classical antiquity and the paintings of Italian Old Masters.

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Darnley Fine Art exhibition turns spotlight on artists who painted by moonlight

24 May 2021

Artists throughout history have been inspired by the moon and its light. Mysterious, illusive, and ethereal, this celestial body has been utilised to convey all manner of themes from romance and religion to fantasy and intrigue.

Samuel Pepys Cockerell by George Frederic Watts

Victorian art collection comes to Dreweatts from family of artist Samuel Pepys Cockerell

19 May 2021

A group of nine pictures directly from the family of the artist Samuel Pepys Cockerell (1844-1921) will be offered at Dreweatts in Newbury later this month.

The Peacock Skirt by Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley: magic prints

10 May 2021

Drawings can sell for six figures but a more affordable way to own work by the artist exists

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Bidders sense a Schlesinger saleroom opportunity

19 April 2021

Five paintings representing the five senses by Henri Guillaume Schlesinger offered by Bonhams boasted a French royal provenance.

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View of the Thames by Victorian artist stuns market with six-figure sum at Bonhams

12 April 2021

Lesser-known painter Alice Boyd emerges via Cheyne Walk at London auction

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Archibald Thorburn seagulls fly high at Tennants

12 April 2021

It is often said there is a strict hierarchy for the prices of game bird pictures by the great ornithological artist Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935).

George Stubbs’ ‘Turf Gallery’

Racing away: Stubbs’ Turf Gallery prints sold for six times estimate in Gloucestershire

02 April 2021

A complete copy of the famous ‘Turf Gallery’ prints of champion racehorses of the Georgian era has sold at auction for £30,000.

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Journey that is far from over

22 March 2021

Bonhams holds faith with specialist travel and exploration auctions

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There once was an artist called Lear…

22 March 2021

…whose painting skill is now clear… as a first selling exhibition for 30 years underlines

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