Fine Art

Fine art is a staple of the dealing and auctioneering industry, featuring works ranging from Medieval art to traditional Old Masters, and right through to cutting-edge Contemporary art.

While oil paintings represent a large part of the sector, other mediums adopted by artists across the ages include drawings, watercolours, prints and photographs.

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5 Questions: Picture dealer John Robertson

02 January 2023

John Robertson deals in paintings and is among the exhibitors at the Mayfair Antiques and Fine Art Fair in January.

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Bellotto by royal appointment

02 January 2023

One of four works as commission for the Polish king is the star lot of an Austrian collection

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Hiroshige took a stand for the vertical format

02 January 2023

The Rokujuyoshu Meisho Zue (Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces) series was the last great landscape work created by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).

William Nicholson still life

Five top artworks sold at auctions outside London this year

28 December 2022

The top lots sold at regional salerooms in 2022 included a number of works by leading Modern British artists. Here we pick out five of the best results which were covered in ATG.

Jacobean double portrait

Brotherly love: Jacobean double portrait attracts interest in Newbury auction

19 December 2022

An unusual subject and composition helped propel interest in a Jacobean double portrait of two young brothers at Dreweatts’ latest Old Master, British and European Art sale.

Murals

Piper and Bawden murals to the manor borne: Rothschild Foundation buys artworks for National Trust's Waddesdon

19 December 2022

Two large-scale murals by leading Modern British artists have been purchased by The Rothschild Foundation from dealer Liss Llewellyn.

Derby winning miniatures

Four Derby winners reunited after museum’s auction success

19 December 2022

A set of four miniature oil paintings depicting Derby-winning racehorses belonging to John Bowes (1811-85), co-founder of The Bowes Museum, has been reunited after being bought at auction.

Constable drawing

Constable’s tree sketch triples estimate at auction

19 December 2022

A small drawing by John Constable of a tree in his birthplace of East Bergholt sold for a triple-estimate £31,000 (plus 22% buyer’s premium).

Nativity scene

An artist’s Christmas card and an advent calendar by Andy Warhol are among five Christmassy items this season

19 December 2022

Christmas is coming and here are some art, antiques and collectables to bring on that festive feeling.

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Ithell Colquhoun clinches a huge price

19 December 2022

Female artist at centre of early British Surrealism scene now fetches sizeable sums

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Zinkeisen packs a punch

19 December 2022

Anna Zinkeisen (1901-76), who painted 'The Boxing Match' depicting a bout from 1928, enjoyed publicity from the painting at the time.

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Bumper selection of fourteen Bombergs offered

19 December 2022

One of the most eyecatching consignments of Modern British art outside London was a private collection of 14 paintings by David Bomberg (1890-1957).

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Works by leading linocut artist Sybil Andrews offered at Osborne Samuel

19 December 2022

In its stable of women artists Modern British art specialist Osborne Samuel features Sybil Andrews (1898-1992).

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Roadmenders work surfaces outside London

19 December 2022

A small and recently discovered painting by Peter Lanyon (1918-64) emerged at Kinghams’ (23% buyer’s premium).

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Surrealist in the spotlight

19 December 2022

Works by Surrealist artist Ithell Colquhoun (1906-88) have been rising in popularity.

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Laura Knight: her ‘time has come’

19 December 2022

Dealer Karen Taylor is among those noting that “collectors seem to be following the trend set by museums and buying more work by women”.

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Cass couple’s varied 20th century works provide boost to Bellmans

19 December 2022

A group of 24 works from the collection of Wilfred and Jeannette Cass provided a boost to Bellmans’ (22% buyer’s premium) latest Modern British and 20th Century Art auction.

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Boney and Pitt slice up globe for dessert

19 December 2022

'Plumb-pudding in danger or State Epicures taking un Petit Souper' is the most famous of all James Gillray’s satirical caricatures and perhaps the most well-known of all Georgian political cartoons.

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Sitter dubbed a ‘knight who looks like a postboy’

19 December 2022

William Nicholson (1872-1949) is known today for restrained and sensitively handled still-lifes but in his day he found more success with his portraits.

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Smart’s famous Frant folk art found twice

19 December 2022

At Frant there dwells a Man of fame. By trade a Tailor, Smart by name.

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