Chiswick Auctions

British & European Fine Art


Chiswick Auctions sales of British & European Fine Art feature works from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries and include oil paintings, portrait miniatures and drawings, watercolours and prints. Sales are held three times a year in the spring, summer and autumn.

The auction offers a wide selection of artists working in a range of styles and genre including landscape, portraiture, marines and still-life. Works are selected for sale by our specialists based on their quality, condition and provenance. Carefully researched and catalogued, they are presented for sale to clients in the UK and internationally in our fully illustrated catalogues, via a pdf format and on-line.

The sales in March and June 2019 have attracted a great deal of interest from collectors and dealers. Highlights have included five rediscovered works by John Constable RA. In March two tiny pen and ink studies for illustrations to Shakespeare’s As You Like It sold for a combined £115,000. In June two portraits by Constable, a charming pencil sketch of his wife Maria Bicknell which sold for £10,625, and his uncle Abram Constable which sold for £37,500. A fine pencil sketch depicting the landscape of his native Suffolk also sold for £87,500.

We regularly feature works by some of the most noted British and European artists of this period and recent sales have included portrait miniatures by John Smart, Richard Cosway and Peter Edouard Stroely; watercolours and drawings by Paul Sandby, Edward Lear,  Frederic, Lord Leighton PRA, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones RWS, Sir Frederic William Burton RHA, Hercules Brabazon Brabazon and Sir William Russell Flint and oil paintings by James Baker Pyne, Marcel Brunery, Jose Villegas Cordero, Federico Del Campo, Walter Langhammer and Harald Mahrenholz amongst many others.

Most recently in June we offered for sale a beautiful oil painting by Scottish artist David Forrester Wilson RSA. Vanity came from a Chiswick private collection and had not been seen on the market since the 1920’s. It sold for £27,500, establishing a new auction record for the artist.

For free and confidential valuations and advice please contact a member of the Fine Art Department who will be happy to assist you.


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