Oil, Acrylic paintings & Mixed Media

Paintings are usually referred to in terms of the medium used. Oils on canvas or board remain the most commonly seen works on the market but many modern artists have favoured acrylics or combinations of different paints.


A Large Artwork Made From Paper, Gold Leaf And Ink

Good times in a boat artwork combines tradition and modernity

18 October 2021

Created with handmade paper, gold leaf and ink, this large work Good Times: Boating Together was made in 2020 by Yao Jui-chung (b.1969).

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From the field marshal’s collection

18 October 2021

This 3ft 7in x 24in (1.08m x 60cm) ink and colour on paper of mandarin ducks swimming amid lotus blooms is by Chen Zhifo (1896-1962).

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US museum buys a van Overbeek

11 October 2021

The Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio has become the third US institution to hold a work by the obscure Dutch artist Michel van Overbeek (fl.1650-1719) after acquiring this small drawing of the Pyramid of Cestius in Rome.

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Jewish portrait bought by Jerusalem bidder

11 October 2021

Portraits of rabbis and Jewish subjects are a prominent feature in the oeuvre of Austrian artist Alois Heinrich Priechenfried (1867-1933).

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Asian art dealer previews: Life in the rainforest

11 October 2021

Hummingbirds collect nectar against a colourful flora and fauna backdrop in this large 3ft (91cm) square oil on canvas, painted earlier this year by Sri Lankan artist Senaka Senanayake (b.1951).

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Asian art auction previews: Sunset over snowy mountains

11 October 2021

Adam’s Asian art sale in Dublin on November 19 includes this landscape titled Sunset Kanchenjunga by Jamini Prokash Gangooly (1876-1953) estimated at €4000-6000.

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Asian art auction previews: Portrait of power

11 October 2021

This late 16th or early 17th century portrait depicts the Hurrem Sultan Roxelana (1502-58), the legendary wife of the longest reigning Ottoman Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (r.1520- 66). She became the most powerful and influential woman in Ottoman history.

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Jean Dufy double act at Cannes auction

04 October 2021

Two mid-20th century paintings by the French artist Jean Dufy (1888-1964) were among the highlights of the sale of Impressionist and Modern art, Old Masters, sculpture, ceramics and decorative arts at Besch Cannes Auction (21.25% buyer’s premium).

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Showing caution over ‘El Greco’

27 September 2021

Experts split over El Greco attribution but Holy Family painting offered in Germany gets away

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Mathematician’s descendant adds up to a new highest sum in the saleroom

27 September 2021

A small flurry of recent good prices for Australian artist Herbert Ivan Babbage (1875-1916) continued at David Lay (18% buyer’s premium) in Penzance, Cornwall.

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Cows come home at last thanks to an auction alert

27 September 2021

It was a case of the cows coming home after 30 years for one buyer at a recent auction.

Jonathan Swift

Swift decision: portrait will remain in Ireland

20 September 2021

A portrait of Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift that has hung at Howth Castle since 1735 sold for €234,000 (£200,000) this month.

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Guy Peppiatt offers view of Bristol burning in 1831

20 September 2021

This dramatic scene depicts the burning of a warehouse in Wapping Wharf during the Bristol Riots of 1831.

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‘Monuments Man’ Croft-Murray’s expert eye highlighted at Woolley & Wallis

20 September 2021

Works from the collection of Edward Croft-Murray (1907-80), former keeper of prints and drawings at the British Museum, provided plenty of sale highlights.

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High view of Boulogne

20 September 2021

This 1930 view of Boulogne on a misty day was painted by Albert Marquet (1875-1947).

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Two single-owner collections in California

20 September 2021

Andrew Jones in Los Angeles is selling two single-owner collections in online-only auctions in October.

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Small oil now believed to be original 17th century Flemish School painting

30 August 2021

A small oil painting discovered among the contents of a Leamington Spa property sold for many multiples of its estimate at Kinghams (23% buyer’s premium).

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The web shop window: Robert Gemmell Hutchison beach scene

30 August 2021

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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Fry sale at Chiswick evokes Jermyn Street memories

23 August 2021

The Fry collection sold at Chiswick Auctions in London was reminiscent of the kind of auctions the dealer himself would attend

Ivan Fedorovich Choultse view of Engadine

Russian artist’s alpine scene draws admirers at Rushbrooks Auctioneers

04 August 2021

A high price for a Russian picture came at Rushbrooks Auctioneers when a work by Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé (1877-1932) drew eight different bidders.

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