Sale FS12; Lot: 0185: An 18ct gold presentation snuff box, inscribed 'The Cumberland Coal Association ...', Maker Edward Smith, Birmingham 1862, 177 gms.

Sale: FS12 (19 Oct 2011)
Auction Lot: 0185
Estimate: £5,000-£7,000
Realised: £4,500
An 18ct gold presentation snuff box, inscribed 'The Cumberland Coal Association ...', Maker Edward Smith, Birmingham 1862, 177 gms.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0171: Rolex. A gentleman's stainless steel 'Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner 660ft = 200m Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified' wristwatch, the black dial with luminescent markers, red 'Submariner', 'Mercedes' hands, centre seconds and magnified date aperture, the case numbered 3302008, design no 1680, together with certificate guarantee dated 23/12/75, booklet and translation, in fitted Rolex case.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0171
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £6,100
Rolex. A gentleman's stainless steel 'Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner 660ft = 200m Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified' wristwatch, the black dial with luminescent markers, red 'Submariner', 'Mercedes' hands, centre seconds and ...

Sale SC14; Lot: 0106: A 19th century flintlock blunderbuss with brass three stage belled barrel signed East Smithfield, London.

Sale: SC14 (29 Feb 2012)
Auction Lot: 0106
Estimate: £300-£500
Realised: £2,100
A 19th century flintlock blunderbuss with brass three stage belled barrel signed East Smithfield, London.

Robert Oscar Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)

Biography of the painter Robert Oscar Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)

Born in London in 1941, Robert Lenkiewicz was the son of Jewish refugees and spent his childhood in his parent's hotel in Cricklewood. The hotel was largely inhabited by refugees and survivors of the concentration camps.

From an early age, Lenkiewicz painted with great confidence on a large scale and was inspired by seeing Charles Laughtons' portrayal of Rembrandt in Korda's film and the equestrian paintings of George Stubbs. Early subjects were portraits of the hotel residents and horses.

At 16, he was accepted into St Martin's College of Art and Design and later attended The Royal Academy but his energy and passion was always generated by the freedom of working independently.

Having established a studio by 1964, which he threw open to all comers and anyone who needed a roof, the result was a steady and growing stream of colourful characters from the fringes of society: homeless, addicts, mentally ill and criminals all gathered and Lenkiewicz was soon forced to leave.

Lenkiewicz moved to a remote cottage near Lanreath in Cornwall, earned money by teaching and was offered studio space in Plymouth. The new home and studio of Lenkiewicz soon became a popular magnet for the vagrants and street alcoholics of the City and these characters became the subjects of many paintings of the period.

Throughout his life Lenkiewicz worked on a number of themed Projects based around 'sociological enquires examining human physiology in a state of crisis' and these Projects now include some of the most extraordinary paintings, interpretations and ideas.

Forthright, honest and challenging examinations of contemporary perceptions and attitudes towards subjects like Death, Handicap, Sexual Behaviour, Suicide and Addiction have produced many quite exceptional images.

Our work alongside the Executor of the estate of Robert Lenkiewicz has helped to make us the leading Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers for this charismatic painter.

Instructed to conduct two huge studio sales, we have handled thousands of paintings, drawings and unusual artefacts from the Lenkiewicz studios and we will continue to be in the forefront of the market for Lenkiewicz.

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Lot FS24/239: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Painter with Alison

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Painter with Alison - signed, inscribed and dated '88 on the reverse oil on canvas 106.5 x 69cm.

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
Realised: £1,400

Lot FS24/242: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Death and the Maiden

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Death and the Maiden - signed bottom right watercolour 41 x 29cm.

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Realised: £1,100

Lot FS24/241: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Portrait of Wilfred Townsend MBE, MC, Circa 1970, Chairman of the Printing Company James Townsend & Sons Exeter Signed Oil on Canvas 80 X 59cm, Together with A Set of Nine Miniature WWI and Later Dress Medals

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Portrait of Wilfred Townsend MBE, MC, circa 1970, Chairman of the printing company James Townsend & Sons Exeter signed oil on canvas 80 x 59cm, together with a set of nine miniature WWI and later dress medals.

Estimate: £500 - £700
Realised: £780

Lot FS23/300: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study of Anna Navas with Water Bottle

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study of Anna Navas with water bottle - signed twice and inscribed with title on the reverse oil on board 31.5 x 24cm.

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
Realised: £3,200

Lot FS23/298: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Bianca Ciambriello

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Bianca Ciambriello - signed twice on the reverse and inscribed Study/Bianca Ciambriello oil on board 20.5 x 155cm.

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
Realised: £2,000

Lot FS23/296: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - But Greenie.... Its My Hand - My Hand on Your Breast-

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - But Greenie.... its my hand - my hand on your breast-- signed, inscribed with artist's and sitter's notes watercolour 25 x 325cm But Greenie.... its my hand - my hand on your breast - its me, me; you know...that old man...my hand on your beautiful - beautiful breasts - not a thought in your head?...about my hand, you know that old man; my hand on your breast - The so slight, slight curvature, I can sense on my palm. How comes if such a timid half-accidental gesture can wake earthquakes. Monday 1st November. A frustrating and complicated man sits in my shadow - both encouraging [A lovely sexy image] and dismissive - asking me to write my feelings or thoughts - impossible with my need for privacy-----.

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
Realised: £950

Lot FS23/295: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Lisa Stokes, 3.20pm Wed. 17th May 2000

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Lisa Stokes, 3.20pm Wed. 17th May 2000- signed and inscribed as titled watercolour and bodycolour 25 x 29cm.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £2,300

Lot FS23/307: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Self-Portrait

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Self-Portrait - signed and inscribed pencil drawing 27.5 x 29cm.

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £480

Lot FS23/308: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Diogenes with Belle Project 5. Love & Mediocrity

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Diogenes with Belle Project 5. Love & Mediocrity bears signature bottom right signed and inscribed on the backboard pencil drawing 41.5 x 34cm.

Estimate: £300 - £500
Realised: £350

Lot FS23/310: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Warren Woods

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Warren Woods - silkscreen print signed, inscribed and numbered 288 x 375 sheet size 50 x 120cm.

Estimate: £300 - £500
Realised: £500

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