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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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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Striking a pose for nearly 50 years

18 January 2021

Life model depicted by Freud, Auerbach and even Lennon amassed her own art collection

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Wimperis returns after six years

18 January 2021

Reappearing in the same saleroom after a six-year interval, a landscape by Edmund Morison Wimperis (1835-1900) attracted attention at Halls (20% buyer’s premium) of Shrewsbury.

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Russell Drysdale record equalled at Melbourne sale

04 January 2021

An important work by Modern Australian artist Russell Drysdale (1912-81) equalled his auction record when it sold at Deutscher and Hackett (25% buyer’s premium).

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'More affordable' alternatives to the very top names at Roseberys

21 December 2020

An array of affordable alternatives to the blue-chip names in Modern British art generated strong bidding at Roseberys' (25% buyer’s premium) auction.

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Squirrel painting by 'the other' Audubon emerges at Swann

14 December 2020

This original oil painting of a California grey squirrel is by John Woodhouse Audubon, younger son of John James Audubon of Birds of America fame.

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Pictures set a university challenge

07 December 2020

London dealer takes up task of identifying artist behind views ‘of Oxford and Cambridge’.

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Le Pho painting on offer in Paris

23 November 2020

This painting by Le Pho (1907-2001) will be one of the highlights of the Asian works of Art sale to be held by Tajan on December 7 in Paris.

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Picasso’s agony and ecstasy…and the calm of a back garden

23 November 2020

Offered with moderate estimates, two Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) etchings from the Vollard Suite drew demand at the recent timed online sale of Modern & Contemporary art at Halls (20% buyer’s premium).

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Go nuts about fan leaf Down Under

23 November 2020

Twenty lots from a private Sydney collection will open the sale devoted to Chinese Paintings to be held by Bonhams on December 2 in Sydney.

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Sebastian Vrancx conflict scene emerges at Munich auction

02 November 2020

In the 1620s, Sebastian Vrancx was among the most prominent painters working in Antwerp. He was famed for his landscapes and village scenes, but was also renowned for his often drastically detailed depictions of battles.

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Rare racehorse pictures given a sporting chance

02 November 2020

Early depictions of some of the most famous racehorses of their day lead the field

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Rothschilds – a rich source of works

26 October 2020

Latest group of Exbury House paintings from ‘the great collectors’ lives up to the billing

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Humbert Craig’s Irish outlook brings benefit to Locke & England

19 October 2020

Irish artist James Humbert Craig’s (1877-1944) passion for the outdoors and landscape painting took him frequently to Donegal, Connemara and the glens of Antrim.

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Marquess heads back to ancestral home from US

05 October 2020

A portrait of George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Huntly, catalogued as in the ‘manner of Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641)’ was offered as the opening lot of a sale held by Sarasota Estate Auction (20% buyer’s premium) in the US.

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Seeing the doctor

05 October 2020

This portrait of doctor Heinrich Wolff, the stadtphysikus (city physician) in 16th century Nuremberg, is one of the highlights in the sale at Wendl in Rudolstadt on October 22-24.

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Austrian apples bloom in UK

05 October 2020

A painting of apple blossom by the Austrian Impressionist Olga Wisinger-Florian (1844-1926) drew a five-way online bidding battle at Canterbury Auction Galleries (24% buyer’s premium inc VAT) on August 1.

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Help build knowledge of ‘architect’ sitter

05 October 2020

Can you help to identify this gentleman architect sitter in this Giuseppe Bonito (1707-89) picture?

‘Going to the Pictures, 1941’ by Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale outback scene heads to Australian auction

01 October 2020

One of the most important works by modern Australian artist Russell Drysdale (1912-81) has been consigned to auction by descendants of the well-known art critic Clive Turnbull.

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