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Fifty-stone ‘calf’ hoofs it along to Young’s gallery

The time has come for the second of Robert Young Antiques’ three annual events. The Exhibition of Antiques Folk Art is the only one to take place in the dealer’s Battersea gallery and this year runs from May 11-20.

The show includes a total of 48 pieces, among them this portrait of a rather hefty ‘calf’ by John Vine (1809-67), top right. The artist is a significant figure in the history of British folk art and in his day received frequent commissions despite having been born with only rudimentary arms and legs. This pen, ink and watercolour work is inscribed to the verso: A Portrait of a Calf about 15 Months old, supposed to weigh 50 stones and upwards, the property of Mr Martin Harsant, Earl Soham. It is available for £4200.

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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