Dealers' Diary


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The web shop window: Ice bucket by Piero Fornasetti

15 July 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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Buyers go large at an encouraging Olympia

15 July 2019

A 2m-wide early 1950s sofa offered for £7000 on the stand of The Modern Warehouse was one of the larger objects attracting buyers at the latest 'Art & Antiques Fair Olympia'.

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Bird images by Elizabeth Gould takes centre stage at Sotheran’s show

15 July 2019

Vivid and lifelike, the lithograph of an Ariel Toucan shown below first appeared in a monograph by British naturalist John Gould (1804-81), 'The Bird Man'. Despite being in the hand of his wife Elizabeth (1804-41), this, like most of the illustrations in John’s publications, was long considered to be essentially his work.

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Cream of the Cornish art scene

15 July 2019

Patrick Heron’s screenprint 'January 1973: 12 1973' is among the offerings at Belgrave St Ives’ summer exhibition of Modern art.

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5 Questions: Denys Wilcox of The Court Gallery

15 July 2019

Denys Wilcox of The Court Gallery specialises in British and French art from 1880 to the late 20th century with an emphasis on English Post-Impressionism and the Paris School. He recently published 'The Art of Doris Hatt'.

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Figure stars on Birmingham stage at Art & Antiques for Everyone

08 July 2019

Depiction of actor is one of the more traditional offerings at fair set to broaden its horizons.

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Algernon Newton view of Regents Canal offered by Abbott and Holder

08 July 2019

Abbott and Holder offers this 1940 oil on canvas of Regents Canal, Paddington, as part of a large, single-owner collection on offer in the Bloomsbury gallery.

5 Questions: David Hornik-Unger

08 July 2019

David Hornik-Unger trades as Deco Dave, a specialist in Art Deco lighting and other items from the period. He is among the exhibitors at Art & Antiques for Everyone.

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The web shop window: Victorian hall stand

08 July 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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Dealer serves up a loan to tea exhibition

08 July 2019

A Henry Clay polychrome tea caddy, c.1785, in the manner of Robert Adam is among the pieces lent by dealer Mark Goodger of Hampton Antiques to be featured in Compton Verney Art Gallery’s exhibition A Tea Journey: From the mountains to the table.

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Postcards showcase at Birmingham event

08 July 2019

The Postcard Traders Association stages a special loan show of classic and collectable postcards during Art & Antiques For Everyone (July 18-21 at the NEC, Birmingham).

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Would you Adam and Eve it?

01 July 2019

A study for the mysterious painting 'Allegory' by Thomas Monnington (1902-76) features in Liss Llewellyn’s exhibition of religious art in 20th century Britain. It shows a nude man and woman before a tree, an overt visual reference to Adam and Eve, but one which the artist denied.

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Serene Seago Thames scene is a Suffolk star

01 July 2019

An Edward Seago painting, The Thames at Henley, is among the highlights at the annual summer sale held at Thomson’s Gallery in Aldeburgh.

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Talisman owner takes a break

01 July 2019

Talisman, the large King’s Road emporium of antiques and interiors , is marking its final months with 50% off all stock. Owner Ken Bolan kicked off the sale earlier this month and it continues until doors finally close on the shop on July 31.

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5 Questions: Emily Walsh

01 July 2019

Emily Walsh is managing director of The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh, which deals in Scottish art from 1650 to the present.

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Pitman painter Norman Cornish on the rise

01 July 2019

Miners heading to work in the early morning with lit lamps, denizens of northern pubs with flat caps and pipes, women pushing prams or hanging up the washing: these figures populate the works of Norman Cornish (1919-2014), the ‘pitman painter’.

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The web shop window: Swedish clock from 1787

01 July 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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Handy man to know in art week

24 June 2019

Among stand-out exhibitions in the well-represented area of works on paper at this year’s London Art Week (LAW) is a collection of drawings by the German artist Adolph Menzel (1815-1905).

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Three day festival in Mayfair

24 June 2019

A group of pictures by self-taught Mendip artist John Caple is offered at Albemarle Street’s John Martin Gallery during this year’s Mayfair Art Weekend (MAW), the three-day festival event dedicated to the galleries in the heart of London.

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5 Questions: dealer Kaye Michie

24 June 2019

Kaye Michie deals mainly in works on paper from the early-and mid-20th century as well as a few oils only by Dame Laura Knight or Mary Fedden. She is standing at The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, which runs until June 28.

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