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Auctioneer's Preview of Fine Picture Section of January 2013 Fine Sale

A number of fine art paintings in the three day fine day sale at the end of January 2013 have already generated considerable interest from buyers who have viewed the catalogue online.

A 19th century English School Portrait of a young lady, estimated at between £250
        and £350, which is attracting a lot of pre-sale attention. (FS17/363).

A 19th century English School Portrait of a young lady, estimated at between £250 and £350, which is attracting a lot of pre-sale attention. (FS17/363).

The catalogue for our next major three-day Fine Art Sale, which begins on 29th January 2013, was posted on the Internet before Christmas, providing a great opportunity for it to be viewed online over the holiday period.

There has been huge interest in the Tryhorn Collection of early English European and Oriental Porcelain. However, the picture section of the sale, which comes-up on Wednesday, 30th January 2013, also includes several lots that have caught the eye online.

We have had a number of enquires about a portrait (FS17/363), which has a modest estimate of just £250-350. The calm and gentile pose of this young lady is no doubt much of the attraction and no doubt the obvious interest will ensure it sells.

A reclining nude, probably by Laurie Taylor, which is being offered in the Picture section of the 
        forthcoming Fine Art Sale in January 2013 in Exeter, Devon. (FS17/351).

A reclining nude, probably by Laurie Taylor, which is being offered in the Picture section of the forthcoming Fine Art Sale in January 2013 in Exeter, Devon. (FS17/351).

One of my favourite paintings in the sale is the Reclining Nude (Lot FS17/351) by a little known artist who I believe to be a Laurie Taylor. The quality of the work is very good and for anyone inclined to own a tasteful nude, then I think this is an excellent opportunity.

An image from Colonel Hallewell's photograph album (FS17/380), with Sir George Brown
        and a portion of the Light Division Staff, a nine-man group portrait in civilian
        attire.

An image from Colonel Hallewood's photograph album (FS17/380), with Sir George Brown and a portion of the Light Division Staff, a nine-man group portrait in civilian attire.

Colonel Hallewell's photograph album (FS17/380) is included alongside some topographical watercolours by the Colonel and also his fascinating hand written diaries from 1857-1865. The Colonel's friendship with the photographer Roger Fenton, which is referred to within the diaries, is strong evidence that the views of Bolton Abbey within the album are Fenton's own, and together with some fine topographical photographs including Malta, Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and Crimea along with 200 cartes de visite of British and European royalty and aristocracy, the album is a fascinating view of Britain and Europe in the 1850s and 60s.

Lot FS17/404 is an interesting watercolour of Greenwich, circa 1860, with a busy quayside in the foreground and familiar buildings beyond, it is estimated at £400-£600. We also offer a collection of drawings of Cornish and Plymouth harbours attributed to Nicholas Matthew Condy. The drawings include views of Looe (FS17/407), Polperro (FS17/408), Stonehouse (FS17/409), Eddystone (FS17/411) and Mount Edgcombe (FS17/412).

The Grand Harbour, Malta (FS17/423) by Girolamo Gianni (1837-1895), which will be auctioned
        in our salerooms in Exeter at the end of January 2013. Bidders unable to attend
        in person will be able to bid online over the Internet during the sale.

The Grand Harbour, Malta (FS17/423) by Girolamo Gianni (1837-1895), which will be auctioned in our salerooms in Exeter at the end of January 2013. Bidders unable to attend in person will be able to bid online over the Internet during the sale.

There are Maltese views (FS17/422-423) and one of Alexandria (FS17/424) by Galea and Gianni and also a strong sporting study of a cockerel, Circle of Henry Alken, estimated at just £250-£350.

A sporting study of a cockerel from the circle of Henry Alken, estimated at between £250 and £350 (FS17/432).

A sporting study of a cockerel from the circle of Henry Alken, estimated at between £250 and £350 (FS17/432).

Alfred Leyman is one of the better traditional westcountry artists and there two watercolours, both in good condition, which are views of Gittisham and Cathedral Close, Exeter (FS17/435 and FS17/436), both are estimated at £300-£500.

Mary Martin [b 1951] - The Lane From Metherell in Sun and Shade - May (FS17/465) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 29th January 2013 at our salerooms in Exeter.

Mary Martin [b 1951] - The Lane From Metherell in Sun and Shade - May (FS17/465) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 29th January 2013 at our salerooms in Exeter.

Among the more contemporary pictures is a bright and cheerful group by Mary Martin and Keith Stuart Barnes. Barnes was a member of the circle around the art critic Roger Fry and was influenced by French Post-Impressionism (FS/464-469).

Keith Stuart Baynes [1887-1977] - The Tagus From Cacilhas (FS17/468).

Keith Stuart Baynes [1887-1977] - The Tagus From Cacilhas (FS17/468).

And again, we have a strong collection of paintings by Robert Lenkiewicz which include portrait of Anna (FS17/485), estimated at £6,000-£8,000, a study of The Bishop (FS17/484), estimated at £8,000-£12,000 and a nude estimated at £8,000-£12,000.

Robert Lenkiewicz: Anna at the Comption Studio (FS17/485); estimated at between
        £6,000 and £8,000. The January 2013 Fine Art Sale once again has a strong collection
        of painting by Lenkiewicz.

Robert Lenkiewicz: Anna at the Comption Studio (FS17/485); estimated at between £6,000 and £8,000. The January 2013 Fine Art Sale once again has a strong collection of paintings by Lenkiewicz.

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study/Girl with Blonde Hair (FS17/480).

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study/Girl with Blonde Hair (FS17/480).

 Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Leather Shoes and Calipers (FS17/481).

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Leather Shoes and Calipers (FS17/481).

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Art Auction
  • Laurie Taylor
  • Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell (1822-1869)
  • Nicholas Matthew Condy (1816-1851)
  • Luigi M Galea (1847-1914)
  • Girolamo Gianni (1837-1895)
  • Alfred Leyman
  • Henry Alken
  • Mary Martin
  • Roger Fry
  • Keith Stuart Barnes
  • Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)

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