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).


To discuss  a complimentary Valuation at our office, book an appointment  or arrange a home visit for larger consignments, contact us.

If you would like details on our  full Probate and Insurance Valuation service we are here to assist you:

email: valuations@catherinesouthon.co.uk 
Telephone: 0208 468 1010  
Our  office location:  Chislehurst Business Centre, Bromley BR7 6LH
Monday – Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Please note: We do not hold Valuation Days during the week of an auction.

September Valuation days:
Monday 26th  10am-1pm – Farleigh Golf Club, Warlingham, CR6 9PE

Thursday 29th 10am-2pm – Honeywood Museum Chalshalton SM5 3NX





Forthcoming Auctions

14th September 2022 

Antiques & Collectables

We are currently accepting entries for sales for our 16th November 2022 auction

Previous Auctions:

Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th May 2022

Antiques & Collectables

See our previous auction results


A full on-line version of our current catalogue can be viewed here

We also produce glossy printed catalogues. These are available to purchase at each auction or can be posted out on request. If you would like to view a PDF of our current catalogue please click below

Printed Catalogue