Oil painting


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A previously unpublished sketch of the back of a Hampstead terrace by John Constable (1776-1837) drew prolonged bidding at Roseberys' latest picture sale.


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.


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

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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).


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


Landscape painter Hamilton Hay reaps sale reward

06 November 2017

This evening village scene by the landscape painter James Hamilton Hay (1874- 1916) drew multiple bids at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (21% buyer’s premium) in Exeter on October 3.


Double portrait has Masses appeal

30 October 2017

A double portrait by Federico Beltran Masses (1885-1949) attracted a flurry of bids at Bonhams’ (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) 19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist art auction on September 27.

Oil on canvas by John Cleveley the Elder

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30 October 2017

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The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell

Churchill’s final painting heads to auction at Sotheby’s

24 October 2017

The final artwork by Sir Winston Churchill is to be offered at auction with a £50,000-80,000 estimate.


Barret makes rare appearance at Irish hall

23 October 2017

Adam’s mammoth annual Country House Collections auction is designed to cater to those with spacious, preferably period, abodes.


The Wolfe family at play in Wheatley’s Irish period

02 October 2017

An Irish family portrait attributed to Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) led the picture section at Clevedon Salerooms (20% buyer’s premium) on September 14 in Bristol.

Child and duck

Antiques dealer alerts trade to fraud after scam involving 18th century painting

01 August 2017

An antiques and art dealer is asking the trade to be aware of a scam after a painting was fraudulently purchased from the gallery in Wiltshire.