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Eye Kandy and look to the sky

26 April 2021

Ground level views of Ceylon offered in same sale as uplifting account of balloon voyages.

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Fussy time-keeper at auction, then an idiosyncratic dealer

26 April 2021

South London auction house Roseberys (25% buyer’s premium) was instructed to sell the collection of Herbert Kennard on March 26.

Portrait of a Girl by Isaack Luttichuys

National Gallery acquires fourth picture from late art patron via tax scheme

20 April 2021

The National Gallery has taken ownership of a portrait by Isaack Luttichuys (1616-73), the first work by the artist to enter a British public collection.

Portobello Road Market

Art and antiques return to Portobello Road as restrictions lift

19 April 2021

Up and down the country antiques markets, shops and centres were able to reopen last week.

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Bordeaux embraces avant-garde

19 April 2021

Exhibition tells the tale of an unconventional partnership opening up a conservative art scene

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Print fair now runs as a tour of London

19 April 2021

Dozens of London galleries are primed to open their doors to the public for the capital’s first physical mass art event in months.

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Be sure to bid if you fancy a Shell poster

19 April 2021

On April 29, Lyon & Turnbull, in partnership with poster specialist Tomkinson Churcher, will present Design on the Move: Selected Posters from the Shell Heritage Art Collection.

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Taken up a peg or two from the estimate

19 April 2021

The name ‘peg tankard’ comes from the vertical row of pegs inside that can be used to measure the amount of alcohol drunk as it was passed around a table.

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Akhenaten gets his place in the sun

19 April 2021

The sale of Islamic Art & Antiquities at Roseberys London (25% buyer’s premium) on March 31 included this New Kingdom yellow quartzite shabti fragment.

Tom Edwards

Athill retires and Edwards takes MD role at Abbott and Holder

19 April 2021

Tom Edwards is now managing director of London picture dealership Abbott and Holder following the retirement of co-director Philip Athill.

Jonny Yarker and Lowell Libson

Gallery makes a move – across the street

19 April 2021

Mayfair art gallery Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker has relocated to new premises on Clifford Street.

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Bidders sense a Schlesinger saleroom opportunity

19 April 2021

Five paintings representing the five senses by Henri Guillaume Schlesinger offered by Bonhams boasted a French royal provenance.

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The web shop window: a ‘tour de force’ of Meiji craftsmanship

19 April 2021

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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Events held outside are relaunching after the latest easing of lockdown restrictions

19 April 2021

The start of May is likely to be a busy period with outside fairs and markets opening up around England and Wales after a protracted lockdown hibernation. Here is a snapshot of a few of them.

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View of the Thames by Victorian artist stuns market with six-figure sum at Bonhams

12 April 2021

Lesser-known painter Alice Boyd emerges via Cheyne Walk at London auction

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Battersea Dec reflects the new way of doing business

12 April 2021

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (DATF) has announced the launch of its latest iteration of the online platform, Digital Decorative, which was set up in response to the cancellation of its physical fairs during the pandemic.

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The web shop window: John Bratby's portrait of Guy the Gorilla

12 April 2021

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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Storied jewels from Mountbatten

12 April 2021

Sotheby’s sold the collection of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma at the end of last month.

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Showcase of lesser-known Spanish art at Colnaghi

12 April 2021

Titled 'Tossa de Mar' (c.1908), this painting by the Spanish Impressionist Laureano Barrau (1863-1957) forms part of an exhibition at London gallery Colnaghi putting some of Spain’s lesser-known modern masters in the limelight.

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Do you think it’s by van Duck?

12 April 2021

The Jonathan Cooper gallery was very amused to find these two window-shoppers taking a gander at one of the artworks on offer at the Chelsea firm.

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