In 1804, a fleet of English merchant vessels fooled the French navy into retreat. Each captain was presented with an exquisite sword for their troubles
Auction highlights this month include works by Morisot and Magritte at Christie’s, and Sotheby’s inaugural ‘Erotic: Passion and Desire’ sale
Antique furniture has been unpopular for years – but tastes are changing
Prices for Outsider Art are now close to matching those fetched by the mainstream
A ‘bodegón’ thought to be by Velázquez, a Tiepolo head study, and a stag-antler chair are just some of the highlights headed to auction this month
Not one, but two groups of preparatory work for Edward Burne-Jones’s monumental painting ‘The Golden Stairs’ have made it into the same sale
Auction highlights this month include a masterful but unfashionable Murillo, and a captivating Egyptian sculpture of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet
Horace Walpole’s aunt once quipped that the hermaphrodite was ‘the only happy couple she ever saw’. A bronze variation on the theme comes to auction soon…
‘When this collection began, no one thought that Islam would be on everyone’s lips’
There are no better examples of piqué posé tortoiseshell in the world. How often may this be said of a work of art on the market?
A look at the star attractions at Sotheby’s in London this November
This year’s fair was complemented by a strong edition of Parcours des Mondes
The highlight of the Asian art sales in London is a ceramic masterpiece that was created in China almost a thousand years ago
The celebrated TEFAF art fair will opens its doors at New York’s Park Avenue Armory this month. Susan Moore selects her highlights from the landmark event
Christie’s New York is offering two mummy portraits at auction this month. What do we know about these strange survivals from antiquity?
An exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of Ariosto’s epic Italian poem is as rich as the book itself
London’s PAD stands out among the Frieze week fairs; Christie’s auctions works from Leslie Waddington’s collection, while Sotheby’s focuses on Islamic art
Anyone scanning the headlines would have been impressed by the results of the ‘classic art’ auctions in London in July.
The British Pop artist is hot property at auction – and now there’s a welcome exhibition of his work in London, too
From a Dutch Caravaggisti painting to 17th-century Chinese cabinets, here are our highlights from the art market this month
June’s auctions see works by Moore, Saville and Picardy exceeding expectations, while several museum-worthy pieces change hands
The first ever exhibition of Tsogo land pieces and a hairpin made from Zulu ivory are among the highlights at Parcours des Mondes
A look at some of the highlights at Christie’s and Sotheby’s this week
C.W. Eckersberg’s 19th-century paintings are barely known outside Denmark and Germany, but they should be…