Philip Mould OBE


Philip Mould OBE

Philip Mould's latest book, 'The Art Detective - Fakes, Frauds and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures', has been published in the US by Viking Penguin. A selection of true stories that reveal the extraordinary culture of detection behind art discoveries.

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The UK version, 'SLEUTH: The Amazinq Quest for Lost Art Treasures', was published by Harper Collins in 2009. First reviewed in the Sunday Telegraph, it was chosen by them as one of their Art History Books of the Year. SLEUTH can be purchased direct from the gallery or ordered from Amazon.

Philip Mould OBE is one of the country's foremost authorities on British art, and is widely consulted by galleries, private collectors and the media. He is regarded as the leading specialist in British portraiture, including Tudor and Jacobean, seventeenth and eighteenth century, and even contemporary commissions. He is also well known for his numerous discoveries in the area of early British art.

Philip is an expert valuer for the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Government's Acceptance in Lieu scheme. For 23 years, from 1988 until 2011, he was official art adviser to the House of Commons and to the House of Lords.

In recognition of his art world expertise and contribution to portrait heritage he was created OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the January 2005 New Year's Honours list.

Philip Mould Ltd is a financial supporter of The National Portrait Gallery and regularly sponsors exhibitions and appeals by public institutions including the Royal Cornwall Museum, Falmouth Art Gallery and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Philip Mould is also a trustee of the Tony Banks Memorial Trust for the acquisition of historical works for museums throughout the UK, and a Patron of the charity Fight for Sight.

Philip has published on art related subjects and is the author of the acclaimed book Sleepers: In Search of Lost Old Masters (published in paperback as The Trail of Lot 163 by 4th Estate, London). He is also a regular broadcaster, reviewer and writer for the national press. His television work includes writing and presenting the Channel 4 series, Changing Faces, co-presenting BBC2's Antiques Show, and as an expert on the Antiques Roadshow. He is currently filming a new art series for the BBC.