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May 4 2021

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Picture: David Lay Frics

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Apologies for the delay in getting the blog restarted this week, bank holiday weekends are the perfect time for getting lost in long overdue chores I find!

The short break also allowed me to have a good look through the upcoming provincial sales here in the UK, which seem to be filled full of interesting things at the moment.

In particular, the auction house David Lay Frics are auctioning off the above portrait of John Badcock by John Opie later this month. It is a marvellous portrait and was completed in c.1780 when Opie was around the age of twenty. This homage to the likes of Rembrandt and Van Dyck is skilfully done, I think.

Update - Opie's portrait made £7,800 (hammer price).

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