View of the piazza del Quirinale in Rome

Oswald Achenbach (1827-1905), View of the piazza del Quirinale in Rome, oil on canvas, with Paolo Antonacci priced at a six-figure sum.

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The biannual festival that celebrates galleries and auction houses across London, features more than 50 dealers.

Running from December 1-8, the participants are specialists in fields including Renaissance, Old Master, Modern and Contemporary art to furniture, books and manuscripts.

The LAW Symposium this year is The Art of Conservation - Preservation, Restoration and Framing, at the recently reopened National Portrait Gallery, on December 5.

In partnership with The Burlington Magazine, there will be three panel talks with curators, conservators and LAW experts which investigate topics such as: how study informs conser vat ion treatment and key moments f rom the hi story of conservation. Tickets to the symposium are £20.

Among the new participants to LAW is Eros Gallery, a new project from Willoughby Gerrish focused on artworks from the 19th and early 20th century. The show, running from December 1-22, explores the parallels between sculptors Auguste Rodin and his contemporary Aime-Jules Dalou.


Other dealer exhibitions include David Messum Fine Art with Contemporary works by Sean Jefferson inspired by the popular folkloric carol called The Twelve Days of Christmas & Other Works. Curated by David Boyd Haycock it runs from Nov 29-December 22.

While Colnaghi has Sorolla: A Celebration of Life featuring works by Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) running from December 1 to January 5, 2024.

A highlight from Paolo Antonacci is View of the piazza del Quirinale by Oswald Achenbach (1827-1905).

Moretti Fine Art presents a rediscovered preparatory sketch: The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche running from December 1-15.

Thomas Coulborn & Sons’ highlight is an extremely rare c.1825 mechanical George IV octagonal parquetry table while E&H Manners features a biscuit porcelain bust of Crown Princess Luise Of Prussia, after the model by Johann Gooried Schadow (1764-1850) made by the Königliche Porzellan- Manufaktur, Berlin c. 1874.