The fruit bowl was part of a dinner service commissioned by Queen Victoria when staying at Balmoral Castle.

A valuable Wedgwood bowl which was part of a dinner service specially commissioned by Queen Victoria is at the centre of a High Court dispute. The fr(...)

Siberian Mouse: nibbles ‘in a most realistic manner’.

At Sotheby’s “Treasures” auction on London on Wednesday evening, the Siberian Mouse – a pearl, gold and enamel automaton mouse – sold for £365,000 (ab(...)

Harper Lee in 2007 when receiving the presidential medal of freedom, at the White House, Washington. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

On the eve of the most anticipated publishing event in years – the release of Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman – comes yet another strange twist t(...)

Four Eggs on a Plate by Lucian Freud  sold for almost £1 million at Sotheby’s in London

Four Eggs on a Plate by artist Lucian Freud, which he had given as a gift to the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, sold for almost £1 million (€1.4 (...)

Rediscovered: detail from Three Studies for Self-Portrait (1980), a  triptych painting by Francis Bacon

Rediscovered self-portraits by Francis Bacon will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday evening. A triptych (a painting on three sep(...)

Manet’s  “first version” of Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère, which sold for £16.9m

Tuesday (June 23rd) Bonhams  London. Nineteenth-century art. Boy on a Donkey in Snowy Landscape by Walter Frederick Osborne sold for (...)

A painting by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) of Yew Court, Scalby, on a November night, is the first of two works from the Beit collection at Russborough House to be auctioned this week at Christie’s in London.

The first of the Beit paintings from Russborough House will be auctioned at Christie’s in London tomorrow, Tuesday June 16th. Two paintings by 19th c(...)

‘Four Eggs on a Plate’ by Lucien Freud, which is estimated by Sotheby’s to sell for £100,000-£150,000

A postcard-size oil painting of four eggs on a plate, measuring just 4in by 6in, is expected to sell for £150,000 – or more – at Sotheby’s in London n(...)

Édouard Manet’s ‘Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère’ made in 1881

One of the world’s most famous – and popular – paintings is Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère made in 1881 by the French Impressionist artist Édouard Manet. I(...)

First editions: ‘Ulysses’ signed by James Joyce, (€82,000-€110,000)

The sale, at a Sotheby’s literature auction in London last week, of a first edition copy of JRR Tolkien’s 1937 children’s novel , The Hobbit for £1(...)