Philip Mould

Well known for both his gallery and television appearances on programmes including the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and Fake or Fortune, Philip Mould has been an art dealer since the 1980s.

He specialises in early paintings and portraiture and has published books on tracking down 'sleepers' including Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures and Sleepers: In Search Of Lost Old Masters.


Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould

Fake or Fortune? returns to screens for its ninth season this month

17 July 2021

BBC TV show Fake or Fortune? is returning later this month after filming progressed in between lockdowns.

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Pick of the week: £220,000 for enigmatic faces of the Interregnum

28 June 2021

Believed to date from the mid-17th century, this double portrait is a fascinating painting on many accounts.

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Pick of the week: Gainsborough back in dealer’s hands

26 April 2021

A work thought to be one of Thomas Gainsborough’s (1727-88) earliest attempts at oil painting as well as his earliest-known self-portrait was one of a number of lots drawing considerable attention at Cheffins.

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Mould loves a fresh discovery

26 April 2021

Show focuses on how latest technology and techniques can reassess portraits and paintings.

Portrait of Henry III by court artist Jean Decourt

'Lockdown locket' of Henry III could go home to France

30 January 2021

A ‘lockdown locket’ discovered at a regional auction house has been identified as depicting Henri III, King of France (1551-89) by portrait miniature consultant Emma Rutherford at dealership Philip Mould.

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Female artists under London Art Week spotlight

19 October 2020

This month, London Art Week (LAW) uses the digital platform it launched over the summer to run Art History in Focus. The event combines online discourse with exhibitions and objects on offer in galleries (and on gallery websites), putting the spotlight on two major themes: women artists and framing.

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Dealers celebrate selling key items online from social media to online fairs

20 July 2020

Dealers including Philip Mould, Peter Harrington and Kevin Page Oriental Art have seen works snapped up online.

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‘The dust and mud of humanity’

26 May 2020

In 2017, this lost portrait miniature of a young Dickens emerged at an auction in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa where it sold together with some household goods for the equivalent of £27.

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Lively views during lockdown

20 April 2020

You can’t visit dealers in person – but you could pop in to their homes and gardens online

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Art dealers at home… and on the internet: dealers invite viewers to their homes and gardens  

17 April 2020

While the country has been in lockdown I have visited Philip Mould’s bedroom, Derek Johns’ wild flower garden, Simon Dickinson’s folly and Rhod McEwan’s Highland home.

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Biffin’s powerful story recognised with £110,000 self-portrait

16 December 2019

Artist Sarah Biffin (1784-1850) is believed to have had the condition phocomelia and was born without hands, arms or feet.

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Philip Mould makes his divine intervention with Ambrose McEvoy exhibition

18 November 2019

A portrait of a mystery sitter by Ambrose McEvoy (1877-1927) sold at auction nearly four years ago led dealer Philip Mould to uncover a forgotten stash of works by the neglected British artist in a lock-up.

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Viewers of BBC show Fake or Fortune? wait a year to discover Giacometti sculpture knocked over by a cat is the real thing at £500,000

22 August 2019

The verification of a Giacometti sculpture once knocked over by a cat was delayed by months leaving viewers of BBC art show ‘Fake or Fortune?’ waiting a year to find out if it was worth £500,000.

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Truth behind mystery Venetian view investigated by Fake or Fortune? revealed by art dealer Charles Beddington

15 August 2019

A painting thought to be by well-known Venetian painters Francesco Guardi (1712-93) or Michele Marieschi (1710-43) has emerged as an English copy, worth a fraction of its supposed value.

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The web shop window: Portrait miniature by William Wood

12 August 2019

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Fake or Fortune? investigation reveals possible Giorgio de Chirico painting is “worthless”

08 August 2019

A painting thought to be by Surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) has been rejected by experts after an investigation by art dealer Philip Mould, Fiona Bruce and the Fake or Fortune? team.

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Lost portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence discovered by dealer Philip Mould in latest episode of Fake or Fortune?

01 August 2019

A lost portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) has been uncovered in the latest episode of the BBC’s ‘Fake or Fortune?’.

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Fake or Fortune? art sleuths investigate whether Sir Thomas Lawrence or Maria Cosway painted mystery portrait

01 August 2019

Art programme Fake or Fortune? is returning tonight (August 1) for the second episode of its eighth series with a mystery portrait that art dealer Philip Mould believes could be by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830).

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Fake or Fortune? Gainsborough mystery revealed as Philip Mould’s TV show returns to screens

26 July 2019

Art programme ‘Fake or Fortune?’ returned to TV screens last night for its eighth series with a mystery surrounding a possible Thomas Gainsborough painting.

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Fake or Fortune? returns to TV screens with Gainsborough mystery

25 July 2019

Art programme 'Fake or Fortune?' is returning tonight for its eighth series with the first episode dedicated to a Thomas Gainsborough painting.

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