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.

Vincent van Gogh still life

London dealer to offer Vincent van Gogh still life at TEFAF Maastricht

10 February 2018

London dealership Connaught Brown will be taking a still life by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) to TEFAF Maastricht next month.

Claude Lorrain drawing

6 highlights from New York’s Old Master series – including star lots from the Barnet collection of drawings

08 February 2018

Now billed as ‘Master’ week, as opposed to ‘Old Master’ week, the traditional winter auction series in New York posted a solid performance whatever its title.


Saintly surprise in west London

05 February 2018

This painting of a saint sold for a multi-estimate £5400 at London Auctions (22% buyer’s premium) in Chiswick.


Summer shower in Surrey saleroom

29 January 2018

A small painting by Scottish artist Robert Gemmell Hutchison (1855- 1936) took a mid-estimate £6000 at Surrey saleroom John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium).


Sailroom art – important collection of British marine art goes under the hammer

29 January 2018

More than 100 paintings owned by the Royal Society of Marine Artists are to be sold at auction in Norfolk.


Mitchell hits the Alpine peaks for the 17th time

29 January 2018

John Mitchell Fine Art’s 17th 'Peaks & Glaciers' exhibition takes place at its Mayfair space until April 19.


Splendour is court in the act at London dealer's show

11 December 2017

Robilant + Voena’s show, 'Splendour and Magnificence: Art from the European Courts', features 25 Old Master paintings, sculptures and works of decorative art.


Parisian scene by Aussie artist is top in Cheltenham

27 November 2017

This painting of a flower market in Paris (below) by the Australian artist Ethel Carrick-Fox (1872-1952) took top honours at The Cotswold Auction Company (20% buyer’s premium) in Cheltenham on November 14.


Sheep and snow flow away in favour of flood scene

20 November 2017

A rather unconventional painting by the Victorian artist Joseph Farquharson (1846-1935) featured in Catherine Southon’s (18% buyer’s premium) sale in Surrey.


Rediscovered Sebastien Bourdon oil painting features in Marseille sale

13 November 2017

A newly discovered, hitherto unpublished painting by the French master Sebastien Bourdon is coming up for auction in Marseille at Maison R&C on November 16.


Landscape painter Hamilton Hay reaps sale reward

06 November 2017

This evening village scene by the landscape painter James Hamilton Hay (1874- 1916) drew multiple bids at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (21% buyer’s premium) in Exeter on October 3.

View from the Malvern Hills by Laura Knight

Gloucestershire auction offers Laura Knight landscape and furniture from Georgian mansion

03 November 2017

Paintings by Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) appear fairly regularly at auction, most commonly her views of Staithes and Cornwall as well as figurative works.

Oil on canvas by John Cleveley the Elder

Previews: £30,000 plus

30 October 2017

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.


Double portrait has Masses appeal

30 October 2017

A double portrait by Federico Beltran Masses (1885-1949) attracted a flurry of bids at Bonhams’ (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) 19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist art auction on September 27.

The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell

Churchill’s final painting heads to auction at Sotheby’s

24 October 2017

The final artwork by Sir Winston Churchill is to be offered at auction with a £50,000-80,000 estimate.


Barret makes rare appearance at Irish hall

23 October 2017

Adam’s mammoth annual Country House Collections auction is designed to cater to those with spacious, preferably period, abodes.


Portrait of hero donated to RAF Club

09 October 2017

A portrait of air vice-marshal James Edgar ‘Johnnie’ Johnson has been donated to the RAF Club in London after being sold by dealer MacConnal-Mason.


The Wolfe family at play in Wheatley’s Irish period

02 October 2017

An Irish family portrait attributed to Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) led the picture section at Clevedon Salerooms (20% buyer’s premium) on September 14 in Bristol.


London dealer Derek Johns sells Kew Palace portrait of founder

18 September 2017

A portrait of the founder of Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew will return home after it was purchased from London dealer Derek Johns.


Previews: £2001 - £5000

11 September 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.