Fine Art

Elizabeth Frink Bronzes for Bonhams auction of 20th Century British and Irish art

Elizabeth Frink Bronzes for Bonhams auction of 20th Century British and Irish art

Bonhams will offer no fewer than seven magnificent Elizabeth Frink bronzes in the next 20th Century British and Irish Art Sale on November 14th in New Bond St, London. In total they are expected to sell in excess of £400,000. Dame Elizabeth Frink’s subject matter included men, birds, dogs, horses and religious motifs, but very […]

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Irma Stern and Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef Paintings for Bonhams Auction

Irma Stern and Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef Paintings for Bonhams Auction

South Africa’s leading artists, Irma Stern and Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, had very different visions of the country they both loved passionately. Stern engaged her subjects up close and personally through expressive color and brushwork, preferring the genres of still life and portraiture, while for Pierneef it was the great vistas of the African veld, rendered […]

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Wyeth paintings, maritime ship portraits and americana for Bonhams auction

Wyeth paintings, maritime ship portraits and americana for Bonhams auction

Bonhams auction of Furniture, Decorative Arts, Paintings & Maritime Works of Art from an Important New England Collection will fill the Frank Jones Center on October 15 with 500 lots of historic Americana, regional fine art, whimsical decorative items and notable paintings. The sale features an extremely broad range of items, giving collectors an unprecedented […]

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Norman Rockwell drawings for Christies auction

Norman Rockwell drawings for Christies auction

Christie’s announce the September Sale of American Art in New York on September 25. Lead by two superb Norman Rockwell drawings, the sale features over 160 lots by eminent American artists, including Greg Wyatt, Mary Cassatt, and Mario Korbel, among others. Comprised of Impressionism, Modernism, Westerns, Illustrations, and bronzes, and with estimates ranging from $3,000 […]

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Saffronart Walkthrough on Art class on Saturday

Saffronart Walkthrough on Art class on Saturday

Have you ever heard a group of young teens discussing art? The curious ones usually ask, “What’s all the fuss about a Husain?”, or “Why did Souza draw those distorted faces?”, Well, here’s hoping their questions can be answered. Introducing the Saffronart ‘Walkthrough on Art’ for thirteen to sixteen year old teenagers! An interactive platform […]

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Colourist painting auctions for over £420,000 at Bonhams Scottish sale

Colourist painting auctions for over £420,000 at Bonhams Scottish sale

An important still life by the Scottish Colourist, Samuel Peploe, was auctioned on August 20 for £421,250 at Bonhams Annual Scottish Sale Part I in Edinburgh. Still Life of Mixed Roses in Chinese Vase, which had been estimated at £200,000-300,000, was painted at a pivotal moment in Peploe’s artistic career. In the early 1900s Peploe […]

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Painting of Edinburgh Castle for auction at Bonhams annual Scottish sale

Painting of Edinburgh Castle for auction at Bonhams annual Scottish sale

A recently rediscovered painting of Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street as it would have appeared to the Victorians is for sale at Bonhams Scottish Sale Part I in Edinburgh on 20 August. It is estimated at £100,000-150,000. The huge canvas – it is over 5ft high – was painted in the early 1860s by the […]

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Dorotheum to auction New Horse Guards from St James’s Park by Canaletto

Dorotheum to auction New Horse Guards from St James’s Park by Canaletto

New Horse Guards from St James’s Park by Canaletto, a rare view of the London landmark under construction in 1753, will be sold by one of Europe’s largest auction houses, Dorotheum in Vienna, in a sale of Old Master Paintings on Wednesday 17 October 2012 when it is estimated to fetch €2-3 million. In the […]

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Bonhams 19th Century Paintings & Watercolors Sale tops £2M

Bonhams 19th Century Paintings & Watercolors Sale tops £2M

The July auction of 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors saw some excellent prices across the sale, with a total of £2.1 million, and a selling rate of 70%. Among the highlights were a world-record £289,000 for Philip Hermogenes Calderon’s iconic image, “Captain of the eleven,” a wonderful depiction of Victorian childhood. Bonhams continues to […]

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