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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The web shop window: rare poster by Edward Bawden

13 May 2019

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Get the visual low-down on Ludlow

13 May 2019

This oil on canvas of A June Day, Ludlow by Beryl Maud Sinclair (1901-67) is among the works featured at Miles Wynn Cato’s final exhibition devoted to views of the Shropshire market town.

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Rembrandt stands out at print event

13 May 2019

An etching by Rembrandt (1606-69) offered by CG Boerner for a five-figure sum was among the stand-out Old Master sales during the recent London Original Print Fair.

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Tragic topics in text and images at The Arts Club show

13 May 2019

This 1979 photograph by German artist Astrid Klein is among the works on show at The Arts Club in London this summer.

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Barbara Hepworth's 'Aegean' bronze heads to Chicago auction

13 May 2019

Hindman Auctioneers, formerly Leslie Hindman, is newly rebranded and has a busy calendar across its six US salerooms this year.

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Collection of ‘London’s best-connected man’ Sir David Tang come to auction in Sussex

11 May 2019

Hong Kong businessman, philanthropist and socialite Sir David Tang, who died in August 2017, was a luxury goods entrepreneur who mixed with the rich and famous and counted members of the royal family as his friends.

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Jerwood Collection buys Michael Ayrton picture from Hertfordshire council auction at Cheffins

10 May 2019

The Jerwood Collection of Modern British art has emerged as the buyer of ‘Encounter No 1’, an oil painting by Michael Ayrton (1921-75). After selling at the recent auction it will now go on public view.

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Lisson Gallery’s Ossian Ward recommends approaching Old Master paintings with a blank slate in new “self-help” book

09 May 2019

Ossian Ward of Lisson Gallery spoke last night on how to approach Old Master paintings in an event promoting his new book Look Again.

John Singer Sargent watercolour

Fresh-to-market John Singer Sargent watercolours emerge at Skinner auction

09 May 2019

Two watercolours by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) that have been in a private American collection for nearly a century have emerged will be offered at an auction in Boston this week. One of them was described in the artist’s catalogue raisonée as “one of the most subtle and beautiful of Sargent’s architectural studies”.

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Magnificent results for Suleyman portrait and two Safavid carpets in latest Islamic art auction series

06 May 2019

One of the few images of a 16th century Eastern potentate by a Western artist emerged from a ‘royal collection’ to sell for a multi-estimate sum at Sotheby’s.

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Strong selling rates across New York’s Classic Week auctions

06 May 2019

Christie’s latest ‘Classic Week’ sales series put in a robust performance with sales of Old Master and 19th century pictures, sculpture and antiquities generating a premium-inclusive total of $79.5m (£61.16m).

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Five places to see and buy art in London this month

06 May 2019

From Old Masters to contemporary portraits there is plenty of art to find at various commercial institutions around the capital this month.

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Mother and child painting by French Vietnamese artist emerges at Special Auction Services

06 May 2019

Special Auction Services of Newbury will offer a painting by French Vietnamese artist Le Pho (1907- 2001) at its May 8 sale.

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5 Questions: Christina Jansen

06 May 2019

Christina Jansen is managing director at The Scottish Gallery, established in Edinburgh in 1842. It now specialises in emerging and established as well as historical artists.

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William Ratcliffe lays out the case for his talents

06 May 2019

An interior scene by one of the lesser-known members of the Camden Town Group shone in a Modern and Post War British Art sale at Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium) in west London on April 16.

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The web shop window: 'Roses in an Omega Pot' by Duncan Grant

06 May 2019

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Vast Vaughan work for sale at gallery Osborne Samuel

06 May 2019

Theseus and the Minotaure (1950), the largest oil on canvas ever produced by artist Keith Vaughan (1912-77) outside of publicly commissioned works, is on offer at Osborne Samuel this month.

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Book dealer Bryars starts new chapter as a model

06 May 2019

A portrait of rare books dealer Tim Bryars of Bryars & Bryars features in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Annual Exhibition.

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Obituary: Memories of art dealer Patrick Payne

06 May 2019

Retired art dealer Patrick Payne, formerly of Arden Gallery, Henley-in-Arden, and later of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, has died at his daughter’s home in London aged 86.

Entreprenuer Algy Cluff.

Man who also explores old worlds: Former army officer and oil and mining business supremo describes his collecting tastes

06 May 2019

In the latest of our occasional series of collector interviews, we talk to entrepreneur Algy Cluff.

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