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Surprised vendor ends up with a Turkish delight

14 June 2021

A vendor had a nice surprise when a painting she inherited from her aunt and formerly owned by her grandmother proved much more valuable than she realised.

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Hunting scene trots back to Taunton

14 June 2021

Returning to the same auction house after 20 years, a small hunting scene drew interest for the second time at Greenslade Taylor Hunt (19.5% buyer’s premium).

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Algernon Newton takes to the country

31 May 2021

Algernon Newton (1880-1968) has been one of the stars of the season with both his urban and rural scenes attracting high prices in the regions in the last month.

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Artist Zacharie Noterman goes ape

31 May 2021

A south German collector is parting with a painting by Zacharie Noterman, which is coming under the hammer at Metz in Heidelberg on June 18-19.

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Art market: The bidding battle of Cape St Vincent

24 May 2021

Trio of family paintings depicting Jervis’ finest hour bring £90,000 result for marine specialist Charles Miller

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The £36,000 tale of Maud Lewis and her $10 oils

24 May 2021

A group of naive oils found boxed up during a house move drew strong interest at Hanson Holloway’s Ross (25% buyer’s premium), making a combined £36,000.

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Gérard’s portrait of Henry Seymour highlights Artcurial Old Master sale

24 May 2021

Artcurial holds one of its periodic sales of Old Master and 19th century paintings and drawings on June 9.

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Swiss and German fine art highlights

10 May 2021

Recent stand-out lots from salerooms in Basel, Zurich, Constance, Stuttgart and Dresden

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Christie's auction has a female focus

10 May 2021

On June 16 Christie’s Paris is holding a sale devoted to female artists.

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Edward Seago: the artist favoured by the royal family

03 May 2021

Edward Seago was a favourite of the establishment, royals in particular, but has a wider appeal such as his views of Hong Kong

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Primroses, apples and porcelain

03 May 2021

A highlight of the Asian Art sale at Tajan will be this still-life of a pot of primroses, apples and porcelain by Chinese artist Pan Yu Liang (1895-1977).

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Canton complete with the hongs

03 May 2021

Bonhams conducts a general sale of Asian art in Knightsbridge on May 10.

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Cloudy landscape gives a nod to Constable

26 April 2021

A Constable-esque landscape turned a few heads at Chorley’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) latest fine art and antiques sale.

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Seasonal offering of fruit and flowers in Berne auction

12 April 2021

Still Life with Autumn Fruit and Bouquet of Flowers by the Swiss artist Johannes Dünz was probably conceived as one of four seasonal paintings.

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Harwood’s two for one offering

12 April 2021

Oil bought by the vendor directly from the artist Lucy Harwood features a still-life on the reverse

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Collection comes to Munich auction after royal family avoided the Nazis then fled Soviets

12 April 2021

Sometimes there is no need for hyperbole: the story behind the auction on March 15 at Neumeister (27% buyer’s premium) in Munich was quite remarkable in itself.

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Venus copies old and new

05 April 2021

Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, has been a favourite subject in art since ancient times.

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Maria van Oosterwyck still life brings major international bidding in France

05 April 2021

Woman excluded from the guild of artists was nevertheless highly rated by kings and emperor

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Artists uncertain but appeal clear to bidders

05 April 2021

Portraits boosted takings at Mallams’ (24% buyer’s premium) latest picture sale in Oxford.

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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).