Originally passed down to the sitter's great-great grandson and through six generations to the present owner, the painting has been in the family since it was executed around 1766.
The most acclaimed self-portrait of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci is reportedly in a critical condition and may be beyond repair.
The Victoria & Albert Museum acquires rare marble sculpture called The Crouching Venus by John Nost the Elder, signed and dated 1702.
Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores psychology and politics of living with HIV/Aids in South Africa.
A famed portrait in enamel of three eighteenth century society beauties will be one of the highlights in the Fine Portrait Miniatures auction at Bonhams.
Viewers shocked after contestant strips off on stage and paints canvas using her bare breasts.
Five year old Australian prodigy Aelita Andre is dazzling the art world with her new exhibition at the Agora Gallery in New York.
A collection of Diana’s dresses and accessories, specifically chosen by Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, will be a special attraction at the exhibition
Host of celebrities attend New York launch of budding Picasso's first art show
The second highest price achieved in the sale was a work by M F Husain titled The Blue Lady which made £97,250.
Soul singer Erykah Badu blasts rock band for releasing unapproved video featuring her in explicit, nude poses.
The remains of Curtain Theatre, the first theatre to host William Shakespeare’s plays, have been excavated in Shoreditch in east London, according to the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA).
Rare and newly discovered works by English painter Sir Stanley Spencer sold at the 20th Century British and Irish Art sale in Bonhams.