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The Michael Snow Art Collection

14 Lot Collection

The Michael Snow Art Collection comprises 14 lots from the estate of the late Michael Seward Snow, which is the property of his son Justin Snow. This small collection was formed by exchanges of work between artists.

Alixe Jean Shearer Armstrong [1894-1983] - Quarry

Alixe Jean Shearer Armstrong [1894-1983] - Quarry

This collection comprises 14 lots from the estate of the late Michael Seward Snow, the property of Justin Snow.

As with an earlier sale of works (see Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, Fine Sale FS9, 27th January 2011), this small collection was formed by exchanges of work between artists.

"Over forty years, during which I occupied studios in St Ives, or nearby, my closest friends were Ben Nicholson, Terry Frost, Dennis Mitchell and the poet WS Graham. The little collections artists make from groups or exchanges, sometimes provide interesting evidence of experiments from which the later and better known works of art have developed."

Michael Seward Snow, January 2011.

Sale Information

FS18: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Wednesday, 24th April 2013
Thursday, 25th April 2013

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Lots from the Collection

Lot FS18/317

Lot FS18/317: Ben Nicholson [1894-1982] - Columns, Possible Preparatory To Aquieia

Ben Nicholson [1894-1982] - Columns, possible preparatory to Aquieia; etching, signed and dated '65in pencil in the bottom right border; blindstamp bottom left corner of sheet; plate size 23.5 x 14cm, sheet size 37.5 x 28cm.

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
Realised: £1,000
Lot FS18/318

Lot FS18/318: Ben Nicholson [1894-1982] - Cion de Arquitectos-Barcelona

Ben Nicholson [1894-1982] - Cion de Arquitectos-Barcelona inscribed on the reverse in ink biro 'This drawing is to be left mounted on the blue board which has become a part of its colour scheme, B N.' further inscribed Ben Nicholson May 60 for Michael Snow pencil and watercolour drawing (shaped) 30 x 14cm minimum, 19cm maximum.

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000
Lot FS18/320

Lot FS18/320: John Clayworth Spencer Wells [1907-2000] - Landfall 1949

John Clayworth Spencer Wells [1907-2000] - Landfall 1949 signed, inscribed and dated on the reverse oil and pencil sketch on board 25.5 x 365cm.

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
Realised: £3,000
Lot FS18/321

Lot FS18/321: Wilhelmina Barns Graham [1912-2004] - White Relief 1954

Wilhelmina Barns Graham [1912-2004] - White Relief 1954 signed and inscribed in pencil on the reverse White Relief 1954 W Barns Graham carved and painted wood panel laid down on hardboard relief size 10 x 14cm overall 15.5 x 20cm.

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
Realised: £4,000
Lot FS18/322

Lot FS18/322: Patrick Heron [1920-1999] - Heron/Monet

Patrick Heron [1920-1999] - Heron/Monet inscribed as titled on the reverse further inscribed in pencil on the reverse of the mount board 'drawing by Patrick Heron, signed by him 'Heron/Monet' - done in course of a discussion about Monet with Michael Snow, in whose collection it remained', black line drawing 19.5 x 24.5cm, unframed.

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
Realised: £1,800
Lot FS18/323

Lot FS18/323: Roger Hilton [1911-1975] - Drawing 1971-74

Roger Hilton [1911-1975] - Drawing 1971-74 conte crayon on paper 25 x 20cm.

Estimate: £600 - £900
Realised: £2,400
Lot FS18/325

Lot FS18/325: Alixe Jean Shearer Armstrong [1894-1983] - 'Sylvan', A Landscape

Alixe Jean Shearer Armstrong [1894-1983] - 'Sylvan', a landscape faint signature Shearer Armstrong and address 9 Porthmeor Studios on reverse of board further inscribed with title and 9 Guineas on reverse oil on board 26.5 x 125cm.

Estimate: £150 - £250
Realised: £120
Lot FS18/326

Lot FS18/326: Alixe Jean Shearer Armstrong [1894-1983] - Roman Forum

Alixe Jean Shearer Armstrong [1894-1983] - Roman Forum signed, inscribed and dated 1959 on the reverse oil on board 22.5 x 625cm.

Estimate: £150 - £250
Realised: £120
Lot FS18/327

Lot FS18/327: Alixe Jean Shearer Armstrong [1894-1983] - Quarry

Alixe Jean Shearer Armstrong [1894-1983] - Quarry signed and dated 1953 bottom right pastel 29 x 43cm.

Estimate: £150 - £250
Realised: £120
Lot FS18/328

Lot FS18/328: Robert Adams [1917-1984] - Forms

Robert Adams [1917-1984] - Forms etching, signed and dated R Adams '55 and numbered 5 of 55in pencil in the margin sight size 29.75 x 975cm.

Estimate: £150 - £250
Realised: £380
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