How Velázquez's 'Rokeby Venus' became a symbol of public pride—and political protest

This week's attack by climate protesters is the third time that the National Gallery masterpiece has been recruited to articulate contemporary social or cultural concerns


Big money, new collectors: the low-down on the New York auctions

Plus, Fabergé in London and a rediscovered Dürer

Hosted by Ben Luke, Aimee Dawson and Martin Bailey. with guest speaker Anna Brady. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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Private View: Peter Darach, Richard Diebenkorn and Lotte Laserstein

Noteworthy exhibitions at commercial galleries, from emerging names to forgotten talents

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Collector pays £1 million for oil sketches of British Royal Family

14 preparatory sketches of members of the royal family


Texan collector loses Van Dyck case, dealer judged not fault

Claim against Agnew’s dismissed though the painting ruled not autograph


Collectors sue Agnew’s over Van Dyck and Constable misattributions

The gallery catalogued both works as genuine, though experts made no secret of their ambivalence


What's on in London: The house that crashed on Japan and other urban dilemmas

Bacon lithographs at Coskun, Euan Uglow at Browse and Darby and Albers at Waddingtons


Agnew’s 175th anniversary: the memoirs of a senior partner, Dick Kingzett

A vanished variety of collectors: the priest, the Russian in exile, the actor, the V&A Keeper, the German and Dutch aesthetes—and a millionaire