Obituaries (print edition)


Obituary: Sir Angus Grossart

23 May 2022

We regret to announce the death of Sir Angus Grossart, the Scottish merchant banker and patron of the arts.


Obituary: Portobello dealer Glynne Clivaz

16 May 2022

Glynne Clivaz passed away peacefully on May 1, aged 92.


ATG letter: Memories of Cindy Mainwaring

02 May 2022

I was saddened to read that Cindy Mainwaring has passed away (Obituary, ATG No 2539). She was a jolly and positive woman and I shall always have very fond memories of her.


Obituary: Cindy Mainwaring Mack (1938-2022)

18 April 2022

Cindy was a Chelsea housewife when she started running a bric-a- brac fair at the Old Chelsea Town Hall in October 1979. Cindy’s Chelsea Fair was so successful that she rebooked at Christmas of that year and continued once a month for over 30 years.


Obituary: Julian George Dawson (1940-2022)

11 April 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the death, at the age of 82, of Julian Dawson, our much-loved former colleague and partner, writes Philip Taylor of Gorringe’s.


Obituary: Anthony du Boulay (1929-2022) – a key figure in Asian art ‘colossal expansion’

04 April 2022

The much respected and hugely knowledgeable former Christie’s director auctioneer, Anthony du Boulay, sadly died recently at home in Poundbury, Dorset.


Obituary: James ‘Jim’ Anthony Hill (1942-2022)

28 February 2022

After a long and successful career in industry as a time-served craftsman initially (skills which made him a talented restorer later on), rising to management in the coachbuilding sector, Jim and Shirley (his ever-present wife) became full-time dealers in 1997.


Obituary: antiques dealer Peter Twining (1935-2022)

28 February 2022

The remarkably talented antiques dealer Peter Twining died on January 25, having reached the fine age of 86 after gracing the London trade with his distinctive eye for grand furniture of character and unique works of art over a period of 50 years.


Obituary: John Gregory

24 January 2022

On December 13, 2021, the art village of St James’s lost one of its most colourful characters.


Obituary: Keith Bycroft (1934-2021)

29 November 2021

I first met Keith in 1971, when he became a customer, buying oak and artefacts from my stand in Nell Gwynn’s Cottage at Salisbury Hall, near St Albans. He quickly became my best customer, calling weekly and buying most of my new stock.


Obituary: Pottery dealer Roger de Ville

27 October 2021

It is with great sadness that I was informed of the sudden death of my good friend and colleague in the trade Roger de Ville… thankfully he was at home and he passed away quickly at the amazing age of 86 years old.


Obituary – Simon Owers (1965-2021)

18 October 2021

There was a panic in the offices of Antique. John Gielgud was meant to be on the front cover of the spring 1992 issue and remarkably we still did not have a good photograph of the famous thespian.

Obituary: Alan Hobart of Pyms Gallery

11 October 2021

The Irish trade – both gallerists and auctioneers – owe a debt of gratitude to Alan Hobart, who died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, September 17.


Obituary: Dealer Philip Astley-Jones

20 September 2021

Well known in the antiques trade and art world, Philip Astley-Jones died after a short illness in mid-August.


ATG letter: Memories of big hitters of the auction world – Brooks, Came and Butler

30 August 2021

Re: the death of Robert Brooks, (News, front page this week).

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Obituary: Sotheby's silver specialist Richard Patrick Tatham Came (1932-2021)

23 August 2021

Richard Came was born on New Years’ Eve 1932 in Kabale, the Uganda Protectorate, on the Belgian Congo border. His father was an engineer who worked for the Colonial Service.


Obituary: Dealer Robin Butler (1943-2021)

23 August 2021

Robin Noel Holman Butler was born on 26 April, 1943, to Marjorie Blanche (née Dunn) and (George) Noel Butler in Bristol. He moved to Honiton, in Devon, at the age of five with his parents and older brother, Roderick.

Obituary: Dealer Jan Ellen Finch

16 August 2021

On the evening of July 29 the antiquarian community lost one of its great champions and luminaries, Jan Ellen Finch, after a characteristically courageous and defiant battle against cancer.


Obituary: Anthony William Pratt (1955-2021) – a chairman who was proud of his profession and his beloved Canterbury auction house

28 June 2021

Tony Pratt, chairman of the Canterbury Auction Galleries passed away peacefully at home on June 11 after celebrating his 66th birthday with friends and family.

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Announcement: Tony Pratt of The Canterbury Auction Galleries

21 June 2021

The directors of The Canterbury Auction Galleries are shocked and deeply saddened to report the sudden death of Tony Pratt, the chairman of the company.