19th Century British Art

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


Duke of Wellington

National Portrait Gallery launches appeal to secure Lawrence portrait of Duke of Wellington

03 November 2016

The National Portrait Gallery today launched an appeal to finish raising the £1.3m necessary to secure Thomas Lawrence’s portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington for its collection.

Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer

Landseer’s Monarch of the Glen reappears at Christie’s after 100 years

03 November 2016

Sir Edwin Landseer’s famous painting of a Highlands stag, Monarch of the Glen, will be offered at Christie’s next month with an estimate in the region of £10m.

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Nelson portrait with Emma Hamilton connection at Charles Miller auction

01 November 2016

An antique’s appearance in an exhibition in a gallery or museum can help boost auction value in several ways. One factor after the show is adding to the provenance: this item was so important it was selected for a landmark display on the artist or designer.

Black Grouse by John Cyril Harrison

Ex-Quaritch dealer’s collection comes to auction at Roseberys

01 November 2016

A single-owner sale of pictures and books assembled by the late Howard Radclyffe, a former director of London dealers Quaritch, will be offered at Roseberys on November 19.

Robert Salmon marine painting

Robert Salmon painting leaps to a house record in Cumbria

29 September 2016

Robert Salmon’s 1814 oil painting ‘The Frigate William Fell off Greenock’ set a house record at Mitchells of Cockermouth earlier this month when it was knocked down at £79,000.

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‘Lost’ Victorian portrait ‘best ever seen’ on BBC's Antiques Roadshow

26 September 2016

A previously unknown Victorian work of art has been deemed the best and most valuable picture ever seen on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

Hope in Prison by Edward Burne-Jones

Burne-Jones painting stolen from a cottage in West Sussex

14 July 2016

A painting by Edward Burne-Jones was among the items taken in two burglaries at the same property in Linchmere, near Haslemere last month.

Henry Moore at Christie's Defining British Art

Christie’s British art auction survives Brexit and sets £22m record for Henry Moore sculpture

01 July 2016

A series of blue-chip consignments from different sectors of the market helped Christie’s ‘Defining British Art’ evening sale in London last night to a £99.5m total including premium. The auction offered paintings by major names including Joshua Reynolds, John Constable, Stanley Spencer, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon but it was a Henry Moore sculpture that led proceedings, selling at £22m.

Golden Hours by Frederic, Lord Leighton

Christie’s to stage themed evening sale of British Art in London this summer

03 May 2016

Christie’s have announced details of their latest ‘themed’ sale – an evening sale of British art which will take place in London on June 30.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti at Walker Gallery Liverpool

Duke’s discovers Rossettis prior to Walker Art Gallery exhibition

16 February 2016

The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool have an auctioneer to thank for the inclusion of three previously unseen works in the exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion that opened earlier this month.

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William Morris Gallery focuses on Rossetti’s obsession

08 September 2014

The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow is to explore the intensity with which pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti depicted model Jane Morris, William’s wife.

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Holman Hunt sells below estimate but still sets auction record

24 June 2014

Consigned by the debt-ridden Delaware Museum of Art, Isabella and the Pot of Basil by William Holman Hunt (1827-1910) was the top lot of Christie’s sale of Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist art in London last week.

Dadd watercolour – £200 on eBay

03 February 2014

A British collector has reportedly bought a watercolour, ‘A lady with a Minstrel’ from 1874, by the Victorian artist Richard Dadd on eBay for £200.

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The ultimate British gallery is now up and running online

12 January 2013

It features nearly 212,000 oil paintings, created by 37,000 artists, including 391 works by Joshua Reynolds, 348 by Turner, 281 by Gainsborough, 273 by Walter Sickert, 189 by Stanley Spencer and 114 by Van Dyck. And it is available to view online – for free.

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The ultimate British gallery is now up and running online

12 January 2013

It features nearly 212,000 oil paintings, created by 37,000 artists, including 391 works by Joshua Reynolds, 348 by Turner, 281 by Gainsborough, 273 by Walter Sickert, 189 by Stanley Spencer and 114 by Van Dyck. And it is available to view online – for free.

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Landseer’s dog at debut sale

08 November 2012

This pencil drawing by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73) is of his own dog Brutus and dates from the mid 19th century.

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First show for Lear works

28 August 2012

EXHIBITION: The bicentenary of the birth of Edward Lear will see works from private collections go on display for the first time during an exhibition at the Ashmolean.

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View of Edinburgh Castle to feature at Bonhams Scottish sale

16 August 2012

The major Scottish sales series is already under way but Bonhams will offer their designated two-part sale later, starting on August 20 in Edinburgh.

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Beardsley’s drawing of Chopin knocked down to Maas

13 August 2012

An illustration of the Polish composer Frederic Chopin by Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) was the star attraction at a recent auction in Wales.

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Beardsley’s drawing of Chopin

12 July 2012

Appearing in Carmarthen on July 24, this illustration of the Polish composer Frederic Chopin by author Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) was discovered during a routine house call by auctioneers Peter Francis.

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