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John Phillip’s Left in Charge is offered for £6750 by Fettes Fine Art at the Galloway Antique Fair at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh.

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The Aberdeen-born painter trained in London and made several trips to Spain where he was so taken with the nation’s Old Masters (particularly Velázquez) that he became known as ‘Spanish Phillip’.

He completed various portraits and genre scenes as well as the 1847 composition on offer for £6750 at the fair in George Watson’s College, Left in Charge, featuring a small dog.

Running from July 26-28, the event brings together a mix of antiques, fine art and decorative objects offered by 35 dealers from across the UK. Also exhibiting are Julia Drinkhall Antiques of Perthshire, jewellery specialist Saul Greenstein and Malcolm Eglin Antiques.

Galloway further south

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Jack Shaw & Co offers this 1853 claret jug by James and Nathaniel Creswick for £1650 at the next Galloway fair in Lancashire

More summer antiques are to be found at the following Galloway Fair, which runs from August 2-4 at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire. The 24-year-old event offers a similar range of antiques and art at prices from £25-25,000. It hosts around 30 dealerships.

Lancaster House Antiques, specialising in clocks and furniture, AR Antiques & Interiors, offering 17th-19th century furniture and decorative pieces, and JC Fine Art are among those standing.

One of the highlights on offer is an 1853 silver and glass claret jug made by James and Nathaniel Creswick and offered by Jack Shaw & Co for £1650.

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