Art Market


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Pre-Raphaelite followers take the limelight

10 February 2020

Drawings by two later followers of the Pre-Raphaelites drew competition at separate regional salerooms.

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Late Cedric Morris comes into bloom

10 February 2020

Eight-strong group by the artist-plantsman provides market pointer for his post-1930s work

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Lowry drawing of bearded man with walking cane sells above hopes at Capes Dunn

10 February 2020

This pencil drawing of a bearded man with a walking cane by LS Lowry (1887-1976) is typical of the stylised figures based on the men and women the artist passed in the street.

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Portrait of the ‘ablest man in the army’ makes over 60-times estimate at Hansons

03 February 2020

This 19th century half-length portrait right depicts the Anglo-Irish soldier and politician William Carr Beresford (1768-1854) who fought alongside The Duke of Wellington.

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Sickert shows his lighter side at Lawrences' auction

03 February 2020

Late work by the pivotal avant-garde painter belies the dark nature of earlier works

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Scottish art dealer detects quality of unidentified 19th century portrait at Suffolk auction

03 February 2020

A c.1900 half-length oil on canvas portrait of a girl with flowers caught the eye of bidders at Lacy Scott & Knight (24% inc VAT buyer’s premium) in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2000 including an Ernest Procter watercolour

03 February 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including an Ernest Procter watercolour.

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Grotesque figures on 16th century engraving delight a buyer

03 February 2020

Populated with grotesque figures, this 16th century engraving after the early Flemish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450-1516) sold for £16,000 at auction in London.

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Burmese watercolours find admirers in a south coast saleroom

03 February 2020

Two large watercolours painted by Y Ba Nyan (1897-1947), one of Burma’s most influential Modern artists, emerged for sale in Folkestone at the end of last year.

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Portrait of England's 'last professional jester' brings major competition

03 February 2020

This 18th century English provincial school full-length portrait depicts the jester Black John. He was in the employ of the famously eccentric John Arscott (1718-88) of the Tetcott estate in Devon, said to be the last man in England to keep a professional jester.

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Tennants go under starter’s orders for a new sporting art sale

27 January 2020

North Yorkshire saleroom Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) got its inaugural sale of sporting art off to a good start, selling just over £100,000 worth of pictures and sculpture.

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Sporting art collectors take to the field again

27 January 2020

Hopes are high that the market for traditional British sporting paintings could experience a boost in demand after a single-owner collection racked up over £2m at auction in London.

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The dog found in an attic: Charterhouse sells Maud Earl painting

27 January 2020

Found in the roof space of a Devon cottage, an oil painting of a pointer dog in an open field sold for £3400 at Sherborne saleroom Charterhouse (25% buyer’s premium).

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Dead pheasant study attributed to Turner draws interest at Perth auction house

27 January 2020

A watercolour study of a dead pheasant attributed to JMW Turner (1775-1851) was taken to £14,000 at a Scottish auction house.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for £1500 or under including a John Cyril Harrison watercolour

27 January 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a John Cyril Harrison watercolour.

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Sensitive portrait of ‘quiet Ulsterman’ grabs the attention

20 January 2020

A sensitive portrait of a First World War soldier by the Irish painter William Orpen (1878-1931) was among a series of valuable lots chased by bidders at art sales in Dublin.

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Bidders show a homing instinct

20 January 2020

Private domestic demand rather than trade drives bidding at Scottish and Irish art auctions.

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Pick up a penguin picture

20 January 2020

The English artist and poster designer Alfred Thomson (1894-1979) painted this eye-catching depiction of the famous penguin pool at London Zoo.

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Victorian artist William Mitchell impresses at Mitchells’ auction

20 January 2020

A harbour view of Maryport in Cumbria by Victorian artist William Mitchell (1806-1900) topped the lots at local saleroom Mitchells (20% buyer’s premium).

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2000 including a Henry Moore etching

20 January 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Henry Moore etching.

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