Our picture sales have grown stronger and stronger in recent years, and we have successfully sold a diverse range from 17th century Old Master oils through to Contemporary prints.
Our sales of British 20th century pictures by well established artists are commanding high prices at auction. In July 2015 a small oil by Dod Proctor entitled ‘Oxalis and Almond’ fetched £3,800 (plus premium) whilst an oil of a rugged landscape by Welsh artist Kyffin Williams sold for £4,000 (plus premium). However perhaps one of our most exciting finds to date was a Venetian scene entitled ‘San Giorgio Maggiore’, by Peruvian artist Federico del Capo which sold for an incredible £23,000 (plus premium) – a current house record.
Limited edition Lowry prints are selling extremely well at the moment. We have been privileged to handle a number in recent months including a private collection selling for over £15,500 (plus premium). However our house record for a single Lowry lithograph, was for ‘The Hillside” in February 2016 which sold for £8,500 (plus premium).
On a slightly lighter note, we have sold humorous sketches by cartoonist Giles which each fetched £1,600 (plus premium) in May 2013, and more recently we have sold an exclusive private collection of Playboy and other artwork by Cartoonist Francis Wilford Smith (Smilby) from the 1970s and 1980s, which attracted interest from bidders around the world.
Joseph Farquharson RA (Scottish 1846 – 1935). ‘A river in Spate’. Sold for £4,500 (plus premium).
Federico del Campo (Peruvian 1837-1927). ‘San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice’. Sold for £23,000 (plus premium).
Edmund George Warren (British 1834-1909). ‘Picnic in a woody glade’, watercolour. Sold for £2,500 (plus premium).
An extremely rare and important collection of watercolours depicting the 1847 voyage on the migrant ship The Harpley.
Sold for £12,500 (plus premium).