19th Century British Art

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


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Bidders on hunt for field sports pictures

05 June 2017

“In the 19th century, before football came along, it was all about field sports,” says Iain Byatt-Smith of Bonhams’ (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) Scottish picture department.

Fanny Cornforth as Lady Lilith

Rossetti’s first mistress as ‘Lady Lilith’ to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

02 June 2017

A painting of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s first mistress is to be offered at Sotheby’s this summer.

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Tide powers Scottish show

22 May 2017

Coming up next at The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh is the exhibition Between Tides: Scotland’s Working Culture of the Sea.

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Rare peak at Welsh artist’s work

15 May 2017

Unusual appearance of mountain views by painter whose career was cut short by tuberculosis

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Shipshape Cornish work sails back home

15 May 2017

A Newlyn School work by Albert Chevalier Tayler (1862-1926) topped David Lay’s (18% buyer’s premium) April 27 sale in Penzance.

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Fifty-stone ‘calf’ hoofs it along to Robert Young’s gallery

08 May 2017

The time has come for the second of Robert Young Antiques’ three annual events. The Exhibition of Antiques Folk Art is the only one to take place in the dealer’s Battersea gallery and this year runs from May 11-20.

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Get wise to Edward Lear artworks at London dealer's exhibition

08 May 2017

Before the poet Edward Lear sent the owl and the pussycat out to sea in a beautiful pea green boat in his 1867 poem, he combined them in this c.1846 watercolour.

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Fine Art Society’s Edinburgh exhibition features old view of an evolving city

24 April 2017

James Howe’s (1780-1836) c.1817 All Hallow’s Fair on Calton Hill shows an event that was already a thing of the past when the picture was completed.

Fair painting

Victorian fair painting sells at Antiques for Everyone

13 April 2017

Charles Hunt’s painting “All the Fun of the Fair” is among the pieces that sold at the recent Antiques for Everyone Fair in Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

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Favourite of the cavalry commands top lot in Oxford

05 April 2017

A good mix of traditional and modern pictures drew decent bidding at Mallams’ (20% buyer’s premium) on March 16.

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Dillon’s majestic Madeira

01 April 2017

A trio of watercolours painted by British topographical artist Frank Dillon (1823-1909) were among the highlights of Diamond Mills’ (15% buyer’s premium) March 8 sale in Felixstowe, Suffolk.

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Pick of the Week: Leighton’s house record for House

01 April 2017

The highest price for a picture sold in the regions this year came when a large painting by Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922) drew dramatic bidding at House & Son (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Bournemouth on March 21.

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Perspectives from a Grand Tour

01 April 2017

Private works on a European theme yield strong prices in Cambridgeshire sale...

Ivan Pokhitonov painting at auction

Painting by Russian artist Pokhitonov among auction lots from private London club

29 March 2017

A private members’ club in London is selling a collection of paintings that once hung on the walls of its grand dining room, drawing room and corridors.

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Healthy appetite for right Victorians

25 March 2017

Rare painting by 19th century American artist achieves record price at Bonhams

Elaine by Edmund Blair Leighton

Edmund Blair Leighton painting sells for £240,000 at Bournemouth auction

21 March 2017

A major price in the English regions came earlier today for a Victorian picture as Bournemouth saleroom House & Son took a £240,000 bid for an Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922) painting.

Dandie Dinmont

Early Dandie Dinmont terriers discovered in Chelsea Fair painting

08 March 2017

A painting coming to The Chelsea Antiques, Art & Design Fair is the earliest representation of the Dandie Dinmont, a small breed of Scottish terrier.

John Constable’s Flatford Lock

Bonhams sells John Constable’s Flatford Lock sketch at £720,000

08 December 2016

A preparatory sketch by John Constable was knocked down for £720,000 at Bonhams earlier today.

Lord Nelson portrait at Charles Miller

Rare Nelson miniature portrait surfaces and sells at auction for £14,000

29 November 2016

A small and previously unrecorded portrait of Lord Nelson sold for £14,000 at Charles Miller’s latest Maritime and Scientific sale in West Kensington.

Monarch of the Glen

Monarch of the Glen withdrawn from Christie’s auction as museum and owner make deal

17 November 2016

Edwin Landseer’s Monarch of the Glen has been withdrawn from auction at Christie’s following an agreement between the consignor and the National Galleries of Scotland to help the museum retain the iconic painting.

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