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10 July 2017

A set of four hunting scenes by John Nost Sartorius (1759-1828) is being offered on the art market for the first time at Rountree Tryon Galleries in Mayfair.

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Collection of Greenwich's The Spread Eagle pub consigned to Gorringes

26 June 2017

Until its conversion into a pizzeria and cocktail bar three years ago, The Spread Eagle pub in Greenwich had hardly changed since its origins as a 17th century coaching inn.

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Peruvian painter’s take on Venice

19 June 2017

A tiny 19th century Venetian oil by Frederico del Campo (1837- 1923) went under the hammer for the first time in a century at Catherine Southon (18% buyer’s premium).

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My lord: £200,000 for Siena scene

05 June 2017

This depiction of a 16th century bullfight in Siena’s Piazza del Campo starred in Christie’s (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) sale of the collection of the late Lord Weidenfeld.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

30 May 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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Bidders compete over cavalry skirmish in Chichester

02 May 2017

A French School painting, catalogued as early 18th century, drew strong bidding at Stride & Son’s (20% buyer’s premium inc VAT) sale in Chichester on March 31.

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Lebanese view of biblical scene emerges in Derbyshire auction

24 April 2017

A work by one of Lebanon’s most eminent painters, Khalil Saleeby (1870-1928), surfaced at Hansons (17.5% buyer’s premium) of Etwall in Derbyshire.

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Gold rush fever hits Australian auction

24 April 2017

A mid-19th century oil painting depicting in detail a scene at the height of the Australian gold rush is a potential highlight of a Sotheby’s Australia sale next month.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

10 April 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

Bullingdon Club painting

Bullingdon Club painting of Cameron and Johnson goes to auction

17 November 2016

An oil painting of the infamous Bullingdon Club ‘class of ’87’ photo will go to auction next month.

Rabbi painting

Rabbi portraits up for sale in Barnes

19 October 2016

More than 50 portraits of rabbis will be put on display and offered for sale in south west London.

Eugène Delacroix portrait of George Sand

Musée Delacroix buys portrait of George Sand at Fontainebleau auction

21 April 2016

A portrait by Eugène Delacroix redolent with associations to Nineteenth century French Romanticism has been secured by the Paris museum dedicated to his work.

Lot and his Daughters by Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Major Rubens to headline London summer sales

16 March 2016

An important work by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) will be among the leading lots on offer at this summer’s auction series in London. Lot and his Daughters from c.1613-14 will be the centrepiece of Christie’s newly launched ‘curated’ week of sales branded Classic Week in July.

Stolen Dutch paintings found in Swiss auction

22 February 2016

The Art Loss Register (ALR) has located two paintings stolen from a home in Amsterdam in 2010.

Blanchard found after 48 years

08 February 2016

A painting of a Parisian street scene stolen in New York has been recovered by the Art Recovery Group. The painting had been consigned to a Miami art gallery in November last year by a private individual.

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Wright of Derby grotto scene makes £550,000 to aid refugee crisis

14 December 2015

Among the works drawing interest at the latest round of Old Master and British Paintings sales in London was Joseph Wright of Derby’s (1734-97) ‘A grotto in the gulf of Salerno...’.

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Helleu portrait emerges at Sworders

07 December 2015

Paul César Helleu (1859-1927) is best known for his Belle Epoque portraits of beautiful society women.

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Modern masters head to Tajan’s sale in Paris

03 December 2015

This 11 x 7in (29 x 20cm) Tête de Femme by Alexej Von Jawlensky is one of over 170 works by a roster of some of the biggest names in modern and contemporary art that will feature in a two-part single-owner sale to be held by Tajan in Paris next week.

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Spanish royalty on offer in Madrid

01 December 2015

A pair of royal portraits by the Spanish artist Miguel Jacinto Meléndez (1679-1734) go on sale at auction in Madrid this month.