Philip Mould

Well known for both his gallery and television appearances on programmes including the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and Fake or Fortune, Philip Mould has been an art dealer since the 1980s.

He specialises in early paintings and portraiture and has published books on tracking down 'sleepers' including Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures and Sleepers: In Search Of Lost Old Masters.


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‘The dust and mud of humanity’

26 May 2020

In 2017, this lost portrait miniature of a young Dickens emerged at an auction in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa where it sold together with some household goods for the equivalent of £27.

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Lively views during lockdown

20 April 2020

You can’t visit dealers in person – but you could pop in to their homes and gardens online

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Art dealers at home… and on the internet: dealers invite viewers to their homes and gardens  

17 April 2020

While the country has been in lockdown I have visited Philip Mould’s bedroom, Derek Johns’ wild flower garden, Simon Dickinson’s folly and Rhod McEwan’s Highland home.

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Biffin’s powerful story recognised with £110,000 self-portrait

16 December 2019

Artist Sarah Biffin (1784-1850) is believed to have had the condition phocomelia and was born without hands, arms or feet.

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Philip Mould makes his divine intervention with Ambrose McEvoy exhibition

18 November 2019

A portrait of a mystery sitter by Ambrose McEvoy (1877-1927) sold at auction nearly four years ago led dealer Philip Mould to uncover a forgotten stash of works by the neglected British artist in a lock-up.

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Viewers of BBC show Fake or Fortune? wait a year to discover Giacometti sculpture knocked over by a cat is the real thing at £500,000

22 August 2019

The verification of a Giacometti sculpture once knocked over by a cat was delayed by months leaving viewers of BBC art show ‘Fake or Fortune?’ waiting a year to find out if it was worth £500,000.

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Truth behind mystery Venetian view investigated by Fake or Fortune? revealed by art dealer Charles Beddington

15 August 2019

A painting thought to be by well-known Venetian painters Francesco Guardi (1712-93) or Michele Marieschi (1710-43) has emerged as an English copy, worth a fraction of its supposed value.

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The web shop window: Portrait miniature by William Wood

12 August 2019

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Fake or Fortune? investigation reveals possible Giorgio de Chirico painting is “worthless”

08 August 2019

A painting thought to be by Surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) has been rejected by experts after an investigation by art dealer Philip Mould, Fiona Bruce and the Fake or Fortune? team.

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Lost portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence discovered by dealer Philip Mould in latest episode of Fake or Fortune?

01 August 2019

A lost portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) has been uncovered in the latest episode of the BBC’s ‘Fake or Fortune?’.

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Fake or Fortune? art sleuths investigate whether Sir Thomas Lawrence or Maria Cosway painted mystery portrait

01 August 2019

Art programme Fake or Fortune? is returning tonight (August 1) for the second episode of its eighth series with a mystery portrait that art dealer Philip Mould believes could be by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830).

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Fake or Fortune? Gainsborough mystery revealed as Philip Mould’s TV show returns to screens

26 July 2019

Art programme ‘Fake or Fortune?’ returned to TV screens last night for its eighth series with a mystery surrounding a possible Thomas Gainsborough painting.

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Fake or Fortune? returns to TV screens with Gainsborough mystery

25 July 2019

Art programme 'Fake or Fortune?' is returning tonight for its eighth series with the first episode dedicated to a Thomas Gainsborough painting.

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Charles Dickens 'lost portrait' saved for the nation

23 July 2019

A fundraising campaign has helped save a portrait of Charles Dickens (1812-70) rediscovered by dealer Philip Mould.

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Mahatma Gandhi sculpture more than doubles Antiques Roadshow valuation at Salisbury auction

05 June 2019

A maquette for the famous statue of Mahatma Gandhi in London’s Tavistock Square that was valued at £20,000 six years ago on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow by dealer Philip Mould drew a lengthy bidding battle at auction today.

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Gandhi bronze valued on Antiques Roadshow by Philip Mould to be sold at auction next month

23 May 2019

A maquette for the famous statue of Mahatma Gandhi in London’s Tavistock Square that was valued at around £20,000 on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow will come up for sale next month.

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Fake or Fortune? to return to TV screens this year for eighth series with art sleuths Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce

21 March 2019

Filming is underway for the latest episodes of the BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' which is scheduled to return to TV screens later this year.

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Philip Mould holds miniature exhibition in London gallery

25 February 2019

Dealer Philip Mould stages 'Jewel in the Hand: Early Portrait Miniatures from Noble and Private Collections' at its Pall Mall gallery from March 12-April 18.

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Prof David Starkey: ‘Flair more important than great art scholarship to be a highly successful art dealer’

12 February 2019

Prof David Starkey has said the most successful art dealers, such as his friend Philip Mould, do not necessarily have the greatest knowledge of art history but rather possess 'a flair for discoveries'.

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Charles Dickens 'lost portrait' purchase for the nation fundraising hits £60,000

21 January 2019

A public fund-raising effort to purchase the ‘lost’ portrait of Charles Dickens for the nation from dealership Philip Mould & Company has reached £60,000, a third of the asking price.

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