Art Market


img_43-1.jpg

Artist Jack figures highly in Yeats family collection sold at London auction

23 October 2017

The Emerald Isle was not the only place selling Irish art recently. In London on September 27, Sotheby’s (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) offered a collection of paintings and personal effects belonging to the family of Irish poet WB Yeats and his brother, artist Jack Butler Yeats.

img_18-1.jpg

Reclusive artist displays surreal way to fill your Spare time

16 October 2017

During his nights spent ‘fire-spotting’ for flying bombs during the Blitz, it is said the artist and occultist Austin Osman Spare (1888-1956) would while away the hours filling sketchbooks.

img_19-1.jpg

‘Massive interest’ greets obscure British artist’s work in Colchester

16 October 2017

Half a dozen works by the obscure British artist Valentine Dobrée (1891-1974) sold for multi-estimate sums at Reeman Dansie (20% buyer’s premium) in Colchester on September 26-27.

img_20-1.jpg

Eric Gill work from a great admirer's collection

09 October 2017

Modern sculpture, including a small rediscovered marine ivory piece by Eric Gill (1882-1940), took centre stage at Duke’s (22% buyer’s premium) in Dorset.

img_21-1.jpg

Batemans heads for the border with Berwick views

09 October 2017

A pair of watercolours depicting Berwick-upon-Tweed, the northern-most town in England, turned up at Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) on September 2.

img_21-2.jpg

Artworks offered in Essex auction mix history and fantasy

09 October 2017

A nude painting by the 19th century English artist William Etty (1787-1849) starred in Sworders’ (22% buyer’s premium) sale in Essex. The 2ft 2in x 19in (66 x 49cm) oil on panel shows a naked woman in a wooded landscape, her head and body turned away from the viewer.

img_18-1.jpg

Traditional values make welcome return to regions

02 October 2017

“There really does seem to be life in the traditional market”. Woolley & Wallis’ (22% buyer’s premium) latest Old Masters, British & European Paintings sale in Salisbury left specialist Victor Fauvelle in a buoyant mood.

img_41-1.jpg

Portraits of great and good send Carey Morris to record level

25 September 2017

Paintings by one of Wales’ more obscure artistic talents sparked fervent bidding at Rogers Jones’ (20% buyer’s premium) Welsh Sale in Cardiff.

img_41-2.jpg

Smiles for Mabel Lucy Atwell’s 16 children

25 September 2017

Mabel Lucy Atwell (1879-1964) began her formal artistic training at St Martin’s School of Art in London, but abandoned her courses to pursue a career that saw her produce those sentimentalised depictions of chubby, mostly cheery, rosy cheeked children.

img_40-1.jpg

Another Channel for Old Masters

25 September 2017

Forget London. Decent Old Masters can be auctioned anywhere – so long as there is an internet connection.

img_33-2.jpg

Collector creates website to record the works of Thomas Baker of Leamington

18 September 2017

About a month ago, collector Robert Mulraine launched a website dedicated to the artist Thomas Baker of Leamington (1808-1869). A great enthusiast of the Victorian landscape painter, he has been working with the curatorial team of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to create an online ‘Memoranda of Pictures’ based on the artist’s five diaries in the museum’s collection.

img_32-1.jpg

Remember to always read the label

18 September 2017

Details on the back of a pastel drawing lead to detective work and royal portraitist connection...

img_35-1.jpg

Wigan artist shines through

11 September 2017

Fieldings’ picture consultant William Lacey said he could remember a time 30 years ago when works by Wigan artist James Lawrence Isherwood (1917-89) could be bought for £30-40.

img_35-2.jpg

Redhill view rises in Essex sale

11 September 2017

Victorian landscapes can often be difficult to shift at auction, but a fine panoramic view near Redhill in Surrey by Edward John Cobbett (1815-99) gave a boost to the Boningtons (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Epping on August 21.

img_34-1.jpg

Punch’s cartoonist Partridge plays his part as theatre artist

11 September 2017

One of the less commonly known facts about Sir John Bernard Partridge (1861-1945), the lead cartoonist at Punch magazine, was that he had a spell as an actor in his youth.

img_40-2.jpg

Aussie artist Harold Power's powerful work sells for ten times top estimate

04 September 2017

Working horses painted by the Australian artist Harold Power (1878-1951) starred at Charles Ross Fine Art (17.5% buyer’s premium) on August 19 in Woburn, Bedfordshire.

img_40-1.jpg

Ship pictures sold at Reeman Dansie paint a sad story

04 September 2017

Views created by vessel’s captain envisaged a kinder end to its career than a tragic collision...

img_40-3.jpg

Fortunino Matania's posters of Southport Lido – a game of spot the difference

04 September 2017

Two slightly different versions of Fortunino Matania’s (1881-1963) desirable Southport Lido poster topped a July 7 online auction at Onslows (20% buyer’s premium) of Dorset.

img_25-2.jpg

Watercolour master Cotman displays his drawing talents

28 August 2017

Fine examples of John Sell Cotman’s (1782-1842) draftsmanship appeared at separate auctions in the south of England.

img_24-1.jpg

Frost is hot in a volatile climate

28 August 2017

A raft of contemporary and post-war art featured in the busy August schedule in Scotland. Such art remains a picky and tempestuous market north of the border. The latest results were scattered with a mix of bullish and more subdued results.

News

Categories