19th Century British Art

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


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Victorian carol singing engraving after Rossetti offered in London Christmas exhibition

18 December 2019

An engraving of A Christmas Carol after Dante Gabriel Charles Rossetti (1828-82) is on offer at The Maas Gallery’s Christmas exhibition.

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Biffin’s powerful story recognised with £110,000 self-portrait

16 December 2019

Artist Sarah Biffin (1784-1850) is believed to have had the condition phocomelia and was born without hands, arms or feet.

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Gotcha: artist finds winning style

16 December 2019

Exhibition shows how painter’s shift from realism to Pre-Raphaelite fantasies paid off.

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Norse legend makes a watercolour wonder

09 December 2019

An early watercolour by Isabel Codrington (1874-1943) depicts the Norse legend of the goddess Iduna and King Thiassi, who disguised himself as an eagle to kidnap her.

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Victorian suffragette artist on song at North Yorkshire auction

09 December 2019

Fewer than 30 works are known by the Victorian artist and noted Suffragette Susan Isabel Dacre (1844-1933).

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Classic coach scene by James Pollard

02 December 2019

This classic mail coach scene by the 19th century painter James Pollard (1792-1867) doubled pre-sale hopes in a picture auction at Surrey saleroom John Nicholson’s (25% buyer’s premium).

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Royal yacht which sailed into obsolescence

18 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.

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Dealer duo stage St James’s exhibition featuring old and recent views of London

18 November 2019

'Lights o’ London – Glasshouse Street by Piccadilly Circus' is among more than 20 works by Rex Vicat Cole (1870-1940) and his son John on offer at a show featuring depictions of the capital spanning 200 years.

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Napoleon rides high in the Cotswolds

18 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.

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Rossetti depicts father and son

11 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.

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Stannard stands out in saleroom

11 November 2019

Focus on one of only two notable women painters to be associated with the Norwich School.

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Rare Dante Gabriel Rossetti drawings of a father and son emerge at Oxford auction

18 October 2019

Two crayon portraits of a father and son by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) have emerged for sale at Mallams of Oxford. They date from the last decade of the artist’s life and depict his doctor Thomas Gordon Hake and the latter’s son George Gordon Hake.

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Livestock painter Boultbee shows his natural attraction

07 October 2019

Many figures involved in the booming 19th century art industry of livestock portraiture had no formal training.

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Rogers Jones to offer one of the best-known images in Welsh art in Cardiff auction

23 September 2019

A second version of one of the best-known images in Welsh art comes for sale in Cardiff next month.

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Movements in the market – for property and art

16 September 2019

A busier than usual summer for the local housing market appeared to boost both vendor consignments and bidding at Market Harborough auctioneers Gildings (18% buyer’s premium).

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On the scent of Emms - sporting scene hunted out at auction

16 September 2019

It was while working as a studio assistant to Lord Leighton in the early 1860s that John Emms (1841-1912) travelled to Lyndhurst in the New Forest, a trip that would define his career as a painter of dog portraits and sporting scenes.

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Doyle stages latest sale of canine and sporting art

16 September 2019

The Dogs in Art sale is a regular fixture in Doyle’s calendar.

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Courageous bids on a pale ale horse painting at Woolley & Wallis

16 September 2019

Reinagle’s equine portrait painted in Reading brewery brings £15,000 at Salisbury sale

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5 Questions: Gavin Claxton of Academy Fine Paintings

02 September 2019

Gavin Claxton of Academy Fine Paintings specialises in 19th century British and European oil paintings and is among the exhibitors at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair.

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De Morgan Foundation goes digital with new initiative to attract a wider audience for artists work

20 August 2019

The De Morgan Foundation is launching a series of initiatives to bring the works of Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919) and her husband William (1839-1917) to a wider audience.

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