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.


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Dylan Thomas portrait from two months before his death offered in Cardiff auction

29 March 2021

The Welsh Sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on April 17 includes a portrait of Dylan Thomas painted just two months before he died,

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Still life by Dutch golden age female artist emerges in French auction

22 March 2021

This elaborate still-life featuring a vase containing a rich variety of flowers including roses, peonies and tulips, is a work by Maria van Oosterwyck (1630-93), a 17th century Dutch golden age female artist who specialised in still-life subjects.

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William Hazlitt portrayed at his ‘great hope’ stage

15 March 2021

This rediscovered portrait depicts a youthful-looking William Hazlitt (1778-1830).

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Liverpool theme grips Atkinson Grimshaw

15 March 2021

The city of Liverpool holds a special place in the oeuvre of John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-93).

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Birley moves past the formalities

08 March 2021

Traditional high-society portrait by Sir Oswald Birley finds modern-day auction fans including an overseas buyer

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Works boosted by Ford family values

01 March 2021

Collection in Cheltenham auction is latest in a series of valuable consignments with Ford family distinguished provenance

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Brandt battle scene rides into Stuttgart auction

01 March 2021

One of the attractions of the March 24-26 sale at Siebers in Stuttgart is a collection of 18 paintings by 19th century Polish artists who primarily belonged to the Munich school. The works were the property of a family of textile merchants, who moved from south Germany to Lodz, south west of Warsaw, in the 1930s.

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Swiss tribute to the beautiful Dordogne

01 March 2021

In June 1925, only six months before his death, the Swiss painter Felix Vallotton and his wife visited the Périgord for the first time, which he declared to be “the most beautiful countryside on earth”.

Vincent van Gogh Montmartre painting

Sotheby’s to offer a van Gogh as Bonhams unveil a Picasso

27 February 2021

Two major consignments of Impressionist and Modern art have been announced in the last week.

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Nonesuch Gallery discovers Goldstein 'Moses' painting

15 February 2021

This hitherto unrecorded work by the Jewish painter Morris Goldstein (1892-1965) is offered by the Nonesuch Gallery, priced at £5000.

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Knight might and awesome foursome

15 February 2021

Quartet of West Country works featured in the same sale as our £105,000 cover star

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Beryl Cook market boost: highest auction price for 12 years

15 February 2021

The highest auction price for 12 years for Beryl Cook (1926-2008) was posted at David Lay’s recent fine art sale.

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Cooper Henderson: years of coaching pay off

15 February 2021

Typical Charles Cooper Henderson coach scene rolls into Cheffins' saleroom

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Piste off? Get an art fix instead

15 February 2021

With ski season on ice for so many, exhibitions offering snowy scenes could fill in

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Marquet doubles up as oils sell separately at auction within 24 hours

08 February 2021

Two paintings by the French artist Albert Marquet (1875-1947) performed successfully at auctions in two different French cities in the space of 24 hours.

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Works by Norwich School artists from single owner bring 'focused interest' at Sworders

01 February 2021

Rare auction appearance of market-fresh group of works by Norwich School artists such as Cotman and Chrome

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Milan sketch raises Richard Parkes Bonington auction reputation

01 February 2021

In the spring of 1826, artist Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-28) arrived in Milan with his companion and patron Charles Rivet.

Mary Beale portrait of her son Bartholomew

Mother’s portrait of her son proves £100,000 sleeper at Colchester sale

28 January 2021

A portrait of a young boy in profile drew spectacular bidding at the latest sale held by Reeman Dansie (20% buyer’s premium) of Colchester.

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Allan Ramsay portrait deemed ‘a Rolls-Royce of a painting’

25 January 2021

A rediscovered historical portrait by a major name can give a boost to any sale.

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Fechin portrait fetches surprise price

25 January 2021

This portrait of a young girl with a red headscarf caused the biggest surprise in the latest sale of Russian art at Dr Fischer (28% buyer’s premium) in Heilbronn, Germany.

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