Press Coverage

"One of the three London auction houses that bid for Russian art, MacDougall's will hold its traditional auction this difficult year"
Art Newspaper Russia, 11 May 2020

"MacDougall's is my favorite British auction house specialising in Russian painting."
Polish Art Corner, 7 May 2020

"LONDON.- MacDougall’s online only auction, 30 April – 16 May, offers an Exceptional Collection of Russian Art of a European Gentleman, plus other properties.", 4 May 2020

"On sale are the masterpieces of classical masters of the 19th and 20th centuries, such as Shishkin, Korovin, Sudeikin, Sokolov-Skalya, Annenkov, Vereshchagin, Khrutsky and many others."
Rutage, 3 May 2020

"This auction includes some exceptional works, priced very attractively."
USA Art News and Russia Art News 2 May 2020

“MacDougall's results for non-conformist art were very impressive and, if this market does make its long-awaited comeback, it is to the Macky D’s to whom we should doff our caps.”
RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE, 29 November 2019

“MacDougall's...catalogues are excellent and they present themselves and the work well. Their PR is the best, and there is a buzz about their new headquarters in Asia House. Whilst I was there the place was heaving with potential buyers and, for the first time in many years, I tried to buy twin gouaches at their sale.”
James Butterwick for RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE, 29 November 2019

“The total revenue of MacDougall’s from the auction of contemporary Russian art, which took place in London on Monday, exceeded £1 million. Ivan Chuikov’s paintings were the top lots of the sale.”
TASS, 25 November 2019

“In an unprecedented and exciting development within the Russian market, MacDougall’s is thrilled to announce that it will be holding an auction devoted to Russian Contemporary Art in London on November 25. This important sale will be the first in London to feature such a carefully curated selection of works by such a particularly wide variety of Contemporary and Non-Conformist artists…”
USA Art News, 21 November 2019

“MacDougall’s will present a highly significant example of Natalia Goncharova’s “Spanish Ladies”, one of the most celebrated themes within her entire œuvre.
Impressive in scale, standing life-size, the subject of L’Espagnole exhibits some of the most distinctive of Goncharova’s painterly skills, including her tendency to monumentality and sophisticated decoration.”
Art Daily, 17 November 2019

Autumn. Student’s Farewell by Boris Kustodiev from the collection of Nobel laureate Peter Kapitsa, who was friends with the artist, will be the top lot in the November sale at MacDougall's. The estimate of the painting ... is 1.5-2 million pounds. Another expected lot will be L’Espagnole by Natalia Goncharova, put up for sale with an estimate of 800 thousand - 1.2 million pounds.”
RIA Novosti, 8 November 2019

“Co-founders William and Catherine MacDougall previously worked in investment banking, but left their jobs in 2004 to establish the Piccadilly, London-based business, which still remains the only fine-art auction house to specialise in Russian art.”
The Telegraph, 8 November 2019

“For the reporting period [15 years] an ambitious couple of financiers from the City of London, William and Catherine MacDougall succeeded in what seemed impossible: MacDougall's finally established itself in the top three among auctions of Russian art in London.”
The Art Newspaper Russia, 7 November 2019

“The impressive results in the section of contemporary Russian art at MacDougall’s and Sotheby’s allow us to carefully talk about the trend towards a return to pre-crisis prices.”
The Art Newspaper Russia, 6 June 2019

“MacDougall's total result was £5.3 million. The most expensive item was Boris Kustodiev’s Bakhchisaray ... The canvas was sold for £1.6 million, and by Portrait of Alexander Bozheryanov by Yuri Annenkov was hammered at £305 thousand.”
TASS, 5 June 2019

“MacDougall’s is the only auction house specializing exclusively in Russian art and holding a quarter of the world market in this sector. The auction house also holds several world prices records for some artists including Ilya Repin, Zinaida Serebryakova and, until recently, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin.”, 4 June 2019

“On June 5th, 2019 leading Russian art auction house MacDougall’s is hosting their next auction in London and offering rare masterpieces of Russian artists and survived part of the Imperial service with outstandingprovenance.”
Holistic Auction, June 2019

“Not too many auction houses in the UK can put together auctions with such high presale values but MacDougall’s have managed to carve out a significant niche in a lucrative sector of the art market.”
Antiques Trade Gazette, 24 May 2019

“The most highly estimated 20th-century painting of the week was “The Game of Billiards,” … by Petr Konchalovsky, offered by MacDougall’s … It was bid to £1.6 million, a new high for the artist at auction.”
The New York Times, 30 November 2018

“Alexander Deineka (1888-1965) was the go-to man [this week]. Only Christie’s, of the four London firms, weren’t selling him. MacDougall’s and Sotheby’s each had a Deineka touted at around £3m. MacDougall’s sold theirs, Sotheby’s didn’t.”
RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE, 14 December 2017

“MacDougall’s...had the most grounds for satisfaction – snaffling one-quarter of the market, posting their lowest-ever buy-in rate, and consolidating their status as number two for Fine Art.”
RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE, 1 December 2017

“The MacDougall’s Russian art sale in London has not yet ended, but an important price record has already been set: Alexander Deineka’s Heroes of the First Five Year Plan sold for £2.8 million.”
The Art Newspaper Russia, 29 November 2017

“The head of the MacDougall’s auction house, Catherine MacDougall, and her team managed to get for their sale an outstanding American collection of Soviet art from the 1930s and 1940s.”
The Art Newspaper Russia, 2 November 2017

“Paintings by Ivan Shishkin, Konstantin Korovin, Svyatoslav Roerich, Natalia Goncharova and other artists were sold at the Russian art sale at MacDougall's auction house in London, revenue from the Fine Art part of the auction reached 4.5 million pounds.”
Interfaks, 7 June 2017

“MacDougall’s Russian Art Auction 7 June is an exciting mini-anthology of Russian Art, and so includes all periods from icons to contemporary."

“Two works by Alexander Deineka will be offered at the sale ... - the sculptural group Football Players £60,000 - 90,000 and Portrait of Paula Freiberg (£80,000 - 120,000). The Russian classics are also well represented, ... - Roerich’s painting Holy Mercury Smolensky (£350,000 - 500,000), ... and other masters.”
Forbes, 28 November 2016

“I predicted that the London auction-houses might soon be looking at changes in approach... MacDougall’s...foray into Photography...on Saturday May 21, is partly down to lateral thinking, partly down to opportunism.”
RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE, 25 April 2016

“MacDougall’s, having obtained a large collection of figures of Russian porcelain factories, decided to take a chance and not wait for the traditional Russian week, but to sell it earlier. The auction ... included two hundred lots and brought in £530 thousand. More than 70% of lots were sold.”
The Art Newspaper Russia, 30 March 2015

“The painting by Soviet artist Alexander Deineka Behind the Curtain was sold at London-based MacDougall's auction for 2 million 248 thousand pounds. This is one of the [highest prices] ever paid for a painting by a famous master of socialist realism.”
BBC Russia, 13 October 2015

“Since 2004 … MacDougall’s has risen to become one of the three world leaders in Russian art... This was the first international auction house with a representative in Moscow and still is the only one with a representative in Kiev. The auction house has developed an extensive client base … nurturing close relationships with collectors and cooperating tightly with leading Russian art experts, institutions and artists. For the last three years MacDougall’s annual sales have totalled over 20 million British pounds. Moreover, the house has established several new world records … for … Ilya Repin, Zinaida Serebryakova and Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin.”
TASS, 26 November 2014

“Sale, which took place on 4th June, brought to MacDougall’s, an auction house specializing on Russian art, over 10 million pounds. The top lot ... was Eastern City. Bukhara by Pavel Kuznetsov, sold for 2.36 million pounds.”
RIA Novosti, 6 June 2013

“MacDougall’s – one of the leaders of the Russian art market, conducted the press-conference on the upcoming sale in Kiev on 4 November 2013. The pre-sale estimate for the coming auction is approximately 20 million US dollars.”
ART NEWS, 8 November 2013

“By 2010, the MacDougall’s had managed to triumph over both Sotheby’s and Christie’s. That year, half the earnings of all the participants in London’s Russian Art Week went to MacDougall’s.”
Russia Beyond, 1 August 2013

“MacDougall’s auction house made the unmistakable choice of headliner for its spring pre-auction exhibition this year. The show of the Mikhail Nesterov’s work, that had been obscure for many years, successfully coincided with the opening of a large exhibition of this artist in the Tretyakov Gallery.”
Radio“Ekho Moskvy”, 27 April 2013

“Mikhail Nesterov’s unique painting Wanderers. Beyond the Volga - the last painting from the famous cycle ...“Travellers” which still remains in private collection, will be shown at MacDougall's pre-auction exhibition ... in Moscow.”
RIA Novosti, 16 April 2013

“In terms of picture sales only, MacDougall’s, with a premium-inclusive total of £8.1m, just outsold Christie’s for the second time running, thanks partly to a group of 122 erotic ink drawings by Konstantin Somov that sold … for £960,000 hammer.”
Antique Trade Gazette, 1 December 2008

“A second Shishkin forest scene topped the first of MacDougall's two picture sales, a £7.2m offering held last Thursday, when the artist's Merikula - at the Dacha realised £900,000.”
Antique Trade Gazette, 18 June 2008

“A new auction house has opened in London’s West End focusing on Russian art, one of the fastest growing sectors of the world art market.
MacDougall's, who have established offices in both St James's and Moscow, is the brainchild of two long-term Russian art collectors and former City analysts, Catherine and William MacDougall.”
Antique Trade Gazette, 24 November 200