Modern British Art

Paintings, sculptures and prints made by 20th century British artists. Big names in this sector include Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash and LS Lowry.


Ethel Walker portrait is much-admired at Essex auction

26 July 2021

A high price for Scottish painter Ethel Walker (1861-1951) came at Sworders’ (25% buyer’s premium) sale of the Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate collection.

Raeburn at the height of his powers

26 July 2021

Rare market appearance by a Sir Henry Raeburn work heads a special report on recent Scottish highlights

Hat trick: ‘Hunter at his best’

26 July 2021

Vibrant colours, good subject and intriguing composition helped to spark a bidding competition for a painting by George Leslie Hunter (1877-1931).

Whone tram trundles to record at McTear’s

26 July 2021

Growing collector interest in the work of musician-artist Herbert Whone (1925-2011) has meant his auction record price has been beaten on an almost annual basis in recent years.

Right royal welcome for princess

12 July 2021

View of George III’s new wife’s journey shows departure instead of the usual arrival.

From Highlands to east London

12 July 2021

A large 18th century watercolour of a Scottish loch by William Turner of Oxford (1789-1862) emerged as a star lot at Parker Fine Art (25% buyer’s premium).

Outsider who gained acceptance

12 July 2021

Exhibition showcasing work of Joan Eardley takes place at gallery which championed her

Go wild to appreciate Scotland

12 July 2021

Pictures by two women artists depicting the landscapes and flora of Scotland are the focus of a new exhibition at Thompson’s Gallery.

Zinkeisen sisters show their family value at two auctions

05 July 2021

Works by the Zinkeisen sisters continue to bring demand at auctions around the country.

St Ives artist re-appears at auction in Cornwall

21 June 2021

William Black is a little-known member of the St Ives artist group who, having been an architect after the Second World War, worked as an artist in the town following an inheritance in the early 1950s.

'One of the best' Kyffin Williams works comes to auction in Cardiff

21 June 2021

The Welsh Sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on July 24 will offer a picture that the saleroom said was “one of the best Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) oils we have ever offered”.

Sickert takes a trip down the river

21 June 2021

Walter Sickert and Winifred Nicholson feature in Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood's picture sale.

Freud’s portrait of Hockney comes to auction

19 June 2021

Lucien Freud’s picture of fellow artist David Hockney will be offered at auction this month with an estimate of £8m-12m.

Self interest can be rewarding

14 June 2021

London gallery stages exhibition looking at how a range of artists depict themselves

Art market: Supply of works flows as lockdown eases

14 June 2021

Consignments held back during the restrictions are now impressing in salerooms, as recent auction results show

Fedden Glyndebourne artwork takes centre stage

14 June 2021

The artist Mary Fedden (1915-2012) was a great lover of opera.

Gwen John in a new light at Cork Street show

14 June 2021

She was among the first female students to study at the Slade and exhibited with major galleries, but for many years Gwen John (1876- 1939) was forgotten, overshadowed by her famous lover Auguste Rodin and flamboyant artist brother Augustus John.

Simple Cornish charm stands out in the salerooms

14 June 2021

Naive-style Cornish art has been on a good run at regional auctions over recent months.

In the footsteps of Cedric Morris

07 June 2021

The 466-lot sale of the Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate collection at Sworders was a marathon event – taking over 10 hours in all.

Panoramic Munnings landscape helps Leicestershire saleroom to highest auction total

31 May 2021

Modern British pictures sold at Gildings’ (20% buyer’s premium) recent Fine & Decorative Arts and Antiques auction helped the Leicestershire saleroom to the highest total in its 41-year history.

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