Oil painting


Making hay while the sun shines: work from a Staithes Group collection

25 September 2023

A dedicated sale of 117 lots from the collection of the late Teesside art dealers and Staithes Group specialists Tom and Rosamund Jordan was held this summer at Tennants (24% buyer’s premium) in North Yorkshire.


If at first you don’t succeed, try a new estimate

28 August 2023

What’s best to do with unsold lots… offer them again at half the price guide perhaps?


Dreaming spires and a range of other attractions

21 August 2023

When it comes to historic views of England’s university cities, bidders’ interest is not only determined by the usual factors such as the calibre of the artist and the picture’s condition.


ATG letter: Mystery painting – field of red flowers

21 August 2023

I wondered whether any of your readers can help with this painting, an oil on canvas with signature.


Artist identified? That’s Joli good

24 July 2023

Previously unrecorded view by the Italian scenic painter now joins six others of Naples already known


Two hundred years of the Cotmans celebrated as a single collection

10 July 2023

Family group at auction offered works by several generations including the renowned John Sell Cotman


Famous Georgian beauty depicted on numerous occasions emerges again

03 July 2023

Signed and dated 'T Beach Pinxt 1793', this portrait depicts the famous Georgian beauty Anne Templar, Lady de la Pole (1758-1832).


Venetian veduta with a whiff of Bison

19 June 2023

This classic example of Venetian vedute was taken to a multi-estimate £34,000 at Gardiner Houlgate (22% buyer’s premium) in Corsham.


Private bidders go sleeper spotting

12 June 2023

Dealers are now facing more competition from collectors as works estimated in the hundreds of pounds range are taken to four-figure prices


Take a detailed look at Duncan Grant

05 June 2023

Recent results for the Bloomsbury Group artist show how his prolific output creates a wide price range


Faun fleshes out the Philpot story

05 June 2023

A couple of works by leading names in the Modern British art market helped Dreweatts (26/25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) post a total of over £1m (including premium) at its early spring Modern and Contemporary Art auction.


Chequers view was painted for the Iron Lady

05 June 2023

On Saturday 17 April, 1982, the artist Jonathan Warrender (b.1954) found himself in the back of a Bentley whirling through country lanes towards Chequers.


Nelson portrait in ‘warts and all’ fashion generates an extraordinary bidding battle

29 May 2023

Despite being a copy by a little-known Norfolk painter, ‘authentic’ portrait makes remarkable price


Naval artist and shipbuilder go into battle together

29 May 2023

Bonhams’ (27.5/26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) latest Marine sale was led by an elegant depiction of a famous naval battle between British and French ships that took place towards the end of the American War of Independence.


Fuseli study takes six-figure sum in Paris

08 May 2023

This work by Henry Fuseli (1741-1825) is a study for the figure of a kneeling figure of Caractacus’ daughter in the artist’s painting 'Caractacus’ speech before Claudius'.


London as seen before the big blaze

01 May 2023

View of the city ahead of the Great Fire was attributed to a Dutch artist who produced several panoramas


Oils by Queen Victoria sell in London auction

01 May 2023

Two oil paintings by Queen Victoria believed to date to the second half of the 19th century were found among family heirlooms in a Surrey cottage.


Portrait depicts the last king to reign before Charles III

01 May 2023

Gallery Rountree Tryon brings to Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair a portrait of the last king to reign before Charles III – George VI.


Museum secures Ingres portrait from dealer’s sale

29 April 2023

The two-day sale of works from the French dealership Talabardon & Gautier was held at Drouot by Ader (28% buyer’s premium)


European Art: Freshness and pitch combine to create market bright spots

24 April 2023

While demand for 19th century European art remains selective, recent sales have enjoyed good bidding on the ‘right’ material with appealing estimates