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Charles Goode. A late 18th century gold, repousse pair cased open face pocket watch, the fusee verge movement with backplate inscribed Chas Goode, London, the circular white enamel dial, 37mm ...
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Charles Robertson (1844-1891) the Faithful at Prayer, signed and dated bottom right.
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A Chinese hardstone-inlaid lacquer and hardwood screen and stand the black lacquer rectangular panel inlaid with a double gourd vase, a peach spray, a duck, two hanging plaques and a ...
Fine Westcountry Pictures for Auction
An impressive single owner collection of pictures comes under the hammer in Honiton
on 19th June 2012, with the emphasis very much on the west country and west country
Frederick John Widgery (1861 - 1942): Tintagel, Cornwall, signed and inscribed with
title bottom left, bodycolour, 53cm x 35cm. Estimate: £300-400.
The collection includes maritime, coastal, landmark and moorland subjects by artists
working in the 19th and 20th centuries. A number of views of St Michael's Mount
in Cornwall emphasise the endearing attraction and the intrigue of this landmark
which is rendered adrift at the whim of the tide and vary from jolly holiday outings
to darker interpretations where the island resembles a foreboding monument to the
Attributed to Sarah Louisa Kilpack (Exh. 1880 - 1909): St Michaels Mount figures
crossing the Estuary, oil on board, 11cm x 25cm. Estimate: £80-£120.
Will Cox (19th/20th Century, British): St Michaels Mouth fishing fleet at anchor
in the foreground, signed bottom left, oil on canvas, 50.5cm x 60.5cm unframed.
A collection of maritime and sky studies by Norman Wilkinson are much lighter in
treatment and depict familiar coastal and estuary views as does a watercolour by
Moulton Foweraker looking across St Ives Bay to the Godrevy Lighthouse with a cottage
and figure in the foreground.
A Moulton Foweraker (1873 - 1942): St Ives Bay with the Godrevy Lighthouse in the
distance signed bottom left and inscribed with title on reverse, watercolour, 35cm
x 52cm. Estimate: £600-£800.
There are three paintings by Frederick Widgery in the sale including an impressive
view of Tintagel and another of the North Cornish Coast and also watercolour by
Tom Rowden of Dartmoor ponies and Highland cattle.
Tom Rowden (1842 - 1926): Cattle grazing on a cliff coastal landscape beyond, signed
and dated 1903 bottom right, watercolour, 17.5cm x 47cm. Estimate: £80-£120.
The activity of fishermen and sailors around the coast is recorded in works like
The Racing Yachts by Noel Ellis, Dockworkers on a Quay by J Carmichael, Fishermen
mending Nets by Edward Duncan or the charming still life of Marker Buoys & Fishing
Nets by John Bulloch Souter.
Attributed to Noel Ellis (20th Century): Yachts racing in an estuary, oil on canvas,
50cm x 60cm. Estimate: £100-£200.
John Bulloch Souter (1890 - 1972): Marker Buoys and fishing nets on a sea wall,
signed bottom left, oil on board, 39.5cm x 30cm. Estimate: £100-£150.
In all, there are 150 pictures in total including continental and travel pictures,
contemporary works, views of London, an Art Deco study of a fashionable lady by
Rene Vincent, miniatures and portraits.
J Carmichael: Dockworkers on a quay, signed J R? Carmichael bottom right, watercolour
heightened, 21.5cm x 15.5cm. Estimate: £150-£250.
- Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
- Selected Pictures Sale
- Honiton Auctioneers
- Norman Wilkinson
- Frederick Widgery
- Tom Rowden
- Noel Ellis
- Edward Duncan
- John Bulloch Souter
- St Michael's Mount, Cornwall
- St Ives, Cornwall
- Dartmoor Devon
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