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Tang Dynasty

(Chinese 618-907AD)

A Large Scale Pottery Prancing Horse

c 800AD

POA

The ultimate in dressage sculpture…
Tang sculpture combines the sensuality of Indian & Persian art
and the strength of the Tang Empire itself

Sir Terry Frost RA

(b Leamington Spa 1915-2003 Newlyn)

It’s a Good Space

Six colour silkscreen, 1998

48cm x 44.5cm

White mount in an oak frame overall framed size 80.5cm x 75.5cm

Signed in pencil and numbered 38/150

£950 +ARR

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Edward Seago

(b Norfolk 1910-74 Norfolk)

A Norfolk Regatta [at Blakeney]

Oil on board, signed

16ins x 20ins

White mount in an oak frame overall framed size 80.5cm x 75.5cm

POA

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EXHIBITED
Edward Seago – The Instinctive Artist, Holt Festival 2017

PROVENANCE
Marlborough Galleries, London, 1968
Private Collection, London/Cambridge
Estate of Joan Baker Deceased, 2019

Edward Seago

(b Norfolk 1910-74 Norfolk))

The River Thurne

Oil on board, signed

10.75ins x 14ins

The River Thurne runs south-west from Hickling Broad
passing about a mile from Ludham where Edward Seago lived and painted.

POA

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PROVENANCE
Marlborough Galleries, London 1968
Private Collection UK
Estate of Joan Baker Deceased

Attributed to Franz Hoepfner

(Germany 1853-93 Liverpool)

Figure on a Country Path

Oil on card, indistinctly signed in the margin

8.25cm x 12cm overall framed size 24cm x 27cm

£290

Victor Pasmore CH, MBE

(b Chesham 1908 – 1998 Malta)

Square Development

Etching, aquatint in colours, 1975

Overall framed size 74cm x 77cm

Monogrammed, dated 5.3.75 and numbered 55/55 in pencil

£1,150 +ARR

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LITERATURE
Alan Bowness & Luigi Lambertini
VICTOR PASMORE: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings
Constructions and Graphics 1926-1979. Number G51

Dame Paula Rego

(b Portugal 1935)

Doctor Cat 1982

Lithograph

71cm x 104cm

Float mounted in origional black frame

Inscribed with title, numbered 16/50

Signed and dated

Published by Edward Totah Gallery, London

£1,580 +ARR

PROVENANCE
Collection of Henry & Jane Burke until 2004
Private collection, Norfolk

Hans Hartung

(Leipzig 1904–1989 Antibes)

Composition in Black, Yellow & Green 1959

Oil pastel

37cm x 27cm

Signed and dated

In a fine early gilt frame

POA

Hartung lived and worked in France and he contributed to a renewal of abstract painting in France and was the primary figurehead of the School of Paris, developing gestural painting as early as the 1920s and 30s (ie before Pollock and Kline in the US). However, after substantial recognition in the 60s and 70s, interest in Hartung’s work waned and his work was relatively ignored until late into the second decade of this century. In 2018, after a successful retrospective at Perrotin’s New York gallery, his works were shown at the Kunstmuseum in Bonn, at Simon Lee in London, at Nahmad Contemporary in New York and at Brame & Lorenceau Gallery in Paris. Last year, marking the 30th anniversary of his death, the Museum of Modern Art, Paris organised a Hartung retrospective, including new acquisitions. These exhibitions have brought new momentum to the market of this essential artist, several of his major works have made in excess of £1m hammer price at auction.

PROVENANCE
Exhibited with Gimpel Fils, London 1960 where bought by Mr & Mrs Lionel Fraser (Trustee of Tate Gallery) by family descent to Robert Fraser (Groovy Bob). Estate of Robert Fraser 1986 by family descent thereafter

(Sold on behalf of a charitable arts foundation to fund art scholarships at
The Royal College of Art, Royal College of Music and elsewhere)

Ellsworth Kelly

(1923-2015 New York)

Avocado 1959

Water colour

60.5cm x 45cm

Signed and dated

POA

The words below were written about the catalogue published alongside the exhibition Ellsworth Kelly – Plant Drawings, The Metropolitan Museum 2012

Kelly’s gorgeously economical plant drawings are full of tender lucidity

Though best known as a painter of scrupulous hard-edge abstractions, Ellsworth Kelly saw drawing plants as playing a central role in his art. “The drawings from plant life seems to be the bridge to the way of seeing that brought about the paintings in 1949” Kelly wrote in 1969. That way of seeing, he said, was “the basis for all my later work”. The rigorous and exacting observation of the natural world that Kelly used to make his plant drawings – a practice he continued through his whole career – helped him to refine his distinctly direct brand of minimal abstraction.

First published in 2017 and quickly going out of print, Ellsworth Kelly – Plant Drawings features more than 30 drawings made by Kelly between 1949 and 2008. Kelly made these gorgeously economical line drawings from life, sometimes barely lifting the pencil as he translated each plant’s contours to paper. Focusing on direct visual impression “nothing is changed or added”. as he put it. Kelly used the natural forms of the plants to explore some of his painterly fixations, like the effects of volume, negative space and overlapping planes. Despite the immediacy of their execution and their representational content, the most striking surprise of Kelly’s plant drawings is how much they share with his abstract paintings and sculptures.

PROVENANCE
Robert Fraser Gallery 1959/60 Estate of Robert Fraser 1986 by family descent thereafter
(Sold on behalf of a charitable arts foundation to fund art scholarships at the Royal College of Art, Royal College of Music and elsewhere)

Bruer Tidman

(b Norfolk 1939)

Clown 1984

Watercolour and pencil

73cm x 58cm

Signed and dated 1984

£695

This work is one of a series of Circus related paintings created by
Bruer Tidman in 1984.

PROVENANCE
Collection of Richard G C Draycott (1948-2020) until 1994
Private Collection, Norfolk

John Edward Croney

(1921-2007)

What is Coming?

Acrylic on board

61cm x 122cm

Signed, inscribed and dated 2001 verso

£620

John Croney trained under Victor Pasmore one
of the most significant British abstract artists.

Luigi Mayer

(1755-1803)

On the Meuse, Holland

Watercolour and gouache

27.5cm x 39cm

Signed ‘Luigi Mayer, Roma, disegna’

£1,200

Inscribed by the artist Soborgo situate alle sponde della Mosa (Meuse) in Olanda. Copiato dal disegno originala del viaggio pittoresco del Sig Cav Robert Ainslie, fatto nel 1794.

Mayer accompanied Sir Robert Ainslie (Ambassador to the Ottoman Porte from 1775-1791) on his return across Europe to Britain.

Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay (the elder)

(Caen 1653-1715 Paris)

Flowers

Oil on canvas

88cm x 70cm oval
In a fine early gilt frame overall size 106cm x 88cm

£4,350

Belin painted floral murals in several of the royal chateaux, including Fontainebleau and Versailles. His floral works are in the collections of among other places the Élysée Palace, the Fitzwilliam Museum,
the Louvre and Versailles.

PROVENANCE
From the Collection of Art Historian, Wildlife Conservator & Naval Commander David Joel RN (1928-2019)

Katherine Church

(Highgate 1910-1999 Dorset)

‘Bloomsbury’ Interior 1941

Gouache

41cm x 53.5cm
Wash-line mount and framed, overall size 64cm x 77cm

Signed and dated 1941

£780

Katherine Church studied art at Brighton, RA Schools and the Slade. On a painting holiday in Suffolk with close friend Ivon Hitchens, she invited young artists John Piper and Myfanwy Evans to join them, a meeting which resulted in their union. Married to writer Anthony West, son of Dame Rebecca West & H G Wells, others in Katherine’s interesting circle of artistic friends were Julian Trevelyan, Mary Fedden, Seven & Fiver Frances Hodgkins, and in particular the last of the ‘Bloomsberries’ Frances Partridge with whom she travelled on cultural holidays to Russia and elsewhere.

Eric Gill A R A

(Brighton 1882–1940 Middlesex)

Ruth Lowinsky

Pencil

19cm x 15cm

Signed with initials and inscribed Ruth Lowinsky/traced 3,8,1934

£2,500+ARR (for the two works)

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Eric Gill was one of England’s leading 20th century sculptors, typeface designers and printmakers.
Ruth Lowinsky (née Hirsch; 1893–1958) studied art at The Slade, London and became a society hostess and food writer. Her husband, the surrealist Thomas Esmond Lowinsky provided illustrations for her first book Lovely Food (1931), published by the Nonesuch Press. Her very successful book Food for Pleasure (1950) was dedicated to the artist Ethel Sandys. The Lowinskys were close friends of H G Wells & Dame Rebecca West (see work by Katherine Church above).

PROVENANCE
The Piccadilly Gallery, Cork St, London 1989
The Collection of Bobby & Virginia Chapman
Sold on behalf of the Estate of Virginia Chapman

Carolyn Sergeant

(1937-2018)

Primrose & Viola 1992

Oil on card

20.3cm x 29.2cm

Monogrammed and dated ‘92

Framed

£375

Carolyn Sergeant studied fine art at Wimbledon then the R A Schools. Highly regarded she had one man shows at many of London’s leading galleries including the Waterhouse and Waterman Galleries, Hazlett, Gooden & Fox, The Fine Art Society and with Sir Jack Baer at Colnaghi’s.

George Edward Lodge

(Horncastle 1860–1954 Camberley)

Peregrine at Horn Head, Co Donegal, Ireland

Oil on canvas

30cm x 44cm

Signed

Gilt Frame

£1,380 + ARR

George Edward Lodge wildlife artist, naturalist and falconer, was an accomplished taxidermist. He was also a prolific illustrator, best remembered for his superb illustrations for Dr Bannerman’s twelve volumes of The Birds of the British Isles.

PROVENANCE
From the Collection of Art Historian, Wildlife Conservator &
Naval Commander David Joel RN (1928-2019)

Albert Julius Olsson RA

(London 1864–1942 Dublin)

Seascape at Sunrise

Oil on board

35.5cm x 46cm

Signed

Original frame

£4,250

Despite having little or no formal training Julius Olsson became an important figure and teacher in St Ives, Cornwall. He and his wife Kathleen lived at St Eia with views over St Ives Harbour and Carbis Bay. His work was first accepted at the Royal Academy in 1890 and he became an Academician in 1920. His work is in the collections of The National Maritime Museum, The National Gallery of Wales, The National Trust and numerous museums throughout the UK.

PROVENANCE
From the Collection of Art Historian, Wildlife Conservator & Naval Commander David Joel RN (1928-2019)

Albert Julius Olsson RA

(London 1864–1942 Dublin)

Waves Breaking on to a Rocky Shore

Oil on canvas

36cm x 46cm

Framed, overall size 44cm x 54cm

£3,350

Despite having little or no formal training Julius Olsson became an important figure and teacher in St Ives, Cornwall. He and his wife Kathleen lived at St Eia with views over St Ives Harbour and Carbis Bay. His work was first accepted at the Royal Academy in 1890 and he became an Academician in 1920. His work is in the collections of The National Maritime Museum, The National Gallery of Wales, The National Trust and numerous museums throughout the UK.

PROVENANCE
From the Collection of Art Historian, Wildlife Conservator & Naval Commander David Joel RN (1928-2019)

Albert Julius Olsson RA

(London 1864–1942 Dublin)

Seascape in Moonlight

Oil on canvas

51cm x 61cm

Framed, overall size 66cm x 75cm

£6,450

Despite having little or no formal training Julius Olsson became an important figure and teacher in St Ives, Cornwall. He and his wife Kathleen lived at St Eia with views over St Ives Harbour and Carbis Bay. His work was first accepted at the Royal Academy in 1890 and he became an Academician in 1920. His work is in the collections of The National Maritime Museum, The National Gallery of Wales, The National Trust and numerous museums throughout the UK.

PROVENANCE
From the Collection of Art Historian, Wildlife Conservator & Naval Commander David Joel RN (1928-2019)

Myles Birket Foster R W S

(North Shields 1825-1899 Weybridge)

Whisper in my ear
What the birds and winds are singing
In your sunny atmosphere
LONGFELLOW

Watercolour

16.25cm x 13.25cm

Monogrammed

Mount inscribed with the title in an ormolu frame within a velvet lined
mahogany box frame
overall size 44cm x 41cm

£795

Birket Foster illustrated several works for Longfellow (1807-92) including Evangeline and The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Claude Muncaster

(1903-74)

Southwold 1934

Pen, ink and watercolour

26.5 x 35.5cm

Signed, inscribed and dated

£390

Richard Sorrell

(b 1948)

Meadowsweet

c 1926

Oil on board

40cm x 30cm

Signed and dated 1994

Framed

£380

Fred Dubery

(1926-2011)

The White Sunshade

Oil on canvas

19cm x 12.3cm

Unframed

£380

For sale on behalf of
East Anglia Art Fund
To raise funds to support
Great Art in the Region and
Scholarships for Art & Design students

Mary Newcomb

(1922-2008)

Off Goes the Groom without his Dog

Oil on board

75cm x 76cm

Signed and dated
Title inscribed verso

Framed

£13,800 +ARR

PROVENANCE
A gift from Mary Newcomb to her artist friends
Tom & Bod Wright (who met at Benton End)
The Estate of Bod Wright 2015
Private Collection, Norfolk

William Pye

(b 1938)

Debden Triangle

1982/3

Bronze

19cm x 14cm x 8.5cm

£1,850 +ARR

PROVENANCE
Given by the artist to his friends
Bobby & Virginia Chapman who lived at Debden Manor in Essex
Bobby having been instrumental in commissioning major sculptures
by Bill Pye where he was the architect including at Kings Cross

Edward Wadsworth

(England 1889-1949)

Slipways

c 1926

Tempera

38cm x 53cm

SOLD

Michelle Marieschi

(Venice 1710-1743)

The Grand Canal with the Churches of
San Simone Piccolo and the Scaltzi

Oil on canvas

21.8im x 32.6in

SOLD

Discovered by James Glennie & Nic Tyler on a
routine ecclesiastical valuation when insured for £1,000
Attributed by Art & Antiques Appraisals’ consultants
Sold at TEFAF for a substantial six figure sum

Sir John Lavery RA

(Belfast 1956-1941 Co Kilkenny))

Portrait of the Honourable Mrs Cunningham-Reid 1930

Oil on canvas

Signed

SOLD

Mrs Cunningham Reid (Hon Ruth Mary Clarisse Ashley) was daughter of multi-millionaire Lt-Col Wilfred Ashley (1st Baron Mount Temple) and sister of Edwina, Countess Mountbatten. She married the WWI flying ace, Captain Alec Cunningham-Reid in 1927. The couple later divorced and he sued her for half her fortune in 1930.

Born in Belfast Lavery studied at the Haldene Academy in Glasgow and in Paris at the Academie Julian. Influenced by Bastien-Lepage, he worked in the painters’ colony at Grèz-sur-Loing. On his return to Scotland he became one of the leaders of the Glasgow School. In 1912 he was commissioned to pint the Royal Family for the National Portrait Gallery. He was knighted in 1918 and became one of the great British Impressionist society portrait interior painters.

Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA FRS

(Bristol 1769 – 1830 London)

Portrait of Lady Eliza Fitzroy
half-length, seated, in a black dress

Oil on canvas

91cm x 71cm

SOLD

Self-taught, Thomas Lawrence was a brilliant draughtsman and known for his gift of capturing a likeness, as well as his virtuoso handling of paint. He became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1791, a full member in 1794, and president in 1820. In 1810 he acquired the generous patronage of the Prince Regent, was sent abroad to paint portraits of allied leaders for the Waterloo chamber at Windsor Castle, and is particularly remembered as the Romantic portraitist of the Regency. Lawrence’s love affairs were not happy (his tortuous relationships with Sally and Maria Siddons became the subject of several books) and, in spite of his success, he spent most of life deep in debt. He never married. At his death, Lawrence was the most fashionable portrait painter in Europe.

Elizabeth Blackadder

(Scotland b 1931)

Iris

1985

Watercolour

SOLD

Attrributed to Simone Bianco

(Italian 1512-53)

An idealised female portrait

Venice c 1525

Marble

12.6in x 3.35in

SOLD

Thought to be 19th century and being used as a doorstep in a country house in Essex this wonderful Renaissance relief sculpture was attributed to Simone Bianco by Art & Antiques Appraisals and sold for a six figure sum at The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht

 

Frantisek Kupka

(1871-1957)

Ēléments trop hétérogènes

c 1933

Gouache

11.5in x 11.5in

Signed lower left and inscribed as title

SOLD

Kurt Schwitters

(1887-1948)

Afrika

1925/6

Collage

6in x 5in

SOLD

Exhibited: Schwitters Travelling Exhibition Groβe Merzausstellung, from 1927
Literature: Sprengel – Catalogue Raisonné no: 06830623

Gifted to The Royal College of Art, sold on their behalf by
Art & Antiques Appraisals to raise funds for Scholarships
Sold to a Scandinavian Fine Art Foundation

Camille Pissarro

(St Thomas 1830-1903 Paris)

Effet de Niege à Osny

Oil on canvas

46cm x 36cm

Signed

SOLD

Sold in Paris to an American buyer
on behalf of an English collector

Henri Matisse

(France 1869–1954)

Femme au Chapeau

Signed and dated 1944

Pen and Indian ink

20.5in x 15.75in

SOLD

Gifted to The Royal College of Art, sold on their behalf by
Art & Antiques Appraisals to raise funds for Scholarships

Max Ernst

(England 1889-1949)

Les Oiseaux Bleus

Signed and dated 1959

Oil and panel

15.5in x 12.5in

SOLD

Gifted to The Royal College of Art, sold on their behalf by
Art & Antiques Appraisals to raise funds for Scholarships

Eric Ravilious
Caravans

Watercolour

SOLD

Sold to The Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden by whom purchased
with support from The Art Fund and others

Winifred Nicholson
Vera Brittain playing the Piano

Immortalised in her memoir
Testament of Youth

SALE NEGOTIATED