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Broken pram works very well for ‘Braaq’

23 April 2018

LS Lowry’s industrial northern English city scenes, populated with his trademark ‘matchstick’ figures, have inspired many artists. Chief among them was Brian ‘Braaq’ Shields (1951-97), dubbed ‘Liverpool’s Lowry’.

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23 April 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Davie retrospective starts at Wheatley

16 April 2018

Alan Wheatley Art opens a retrospective of the art of Modern British artist Alan Davie (1920-2014) this week.

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Valuation day Belleroche posts record

16 April 2018

Essex saleroom Sworders (23% buyer’s premium) set a new auction high for Belle Epoque artist Albert de Belleroche (1864-1944).

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Drawings week expands further

16 April 2018

Increasing number of auctions and shows around the Salon make Paris a must in March.

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16 April 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Maltese artist mocks the Brits

09 April 2018

An oil by the famous Maltese painter Giuseppe Cali (1846-1930) fetched a five-figure sum when it went under the hammer at Moore Allen & Innocent (20% buyer’s premium) in Cirencester.

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Bidders board the Farnham omnibus

02 April 2018

A painting of Farnham High Street from 1794 by a little-known artist fetched a not-so-little £8500 at Woolley & Wallis.

John Constable Hampstead sketch

Spectacular bidding at Roseberys as John Constable’s Hampstead sketch sells at 10-times estimate

21 March 2018

A previously unpublished sketch of the back of a Hampstead terrace by John Constable (1776-1837) drew prolonged bidding at Roseberys' latest picture sale.

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Every dog has its day at Cheffins sale

19 March 2018

Led by the portrait of an Italian mastiff by il Guercino (1591-1666), dogs took a starring role in the Cheffins' March 8 sale. The delightful oil of a stocky ‘Cane Corso’, perhaps the artist’s own dog, overshot a £80,000-120,000 estimate and was knocked down at £570,000 – the highest auction price in the English regions so far this year.

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Frampton comes alive at auction

05 March 2018

The 20th century portraitist Meredith Frampton (1894-1984) achieved remarkable success in a relatively short career.

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26 February 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Liner creates sale waves

19 February 2018

This oil painting of the RMS Queen Mary, below, by marine painter William McDowell (1888-1950) was taken to a multi-estimate £12,000 at Surrey saleroom John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium).

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Marine works help Glos sales schedule to get under way

19 February 2018

Private material sourced from old estates helped Gloucestershire saleroom Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) get the year off to a positive start.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.