Published 3rd April 2009
This is the first original Beryl Cook painting we have sold and it will make an important addition to the strong group of paintings by major 20th Century British artists like Robert Lenkiewicz, Fred Yates and Dorothea Sharp, all of whom have a connection to the West Country and all of whom are represented in our forthcoming sale.
We have sold prints by Beryl Cook but, since Cook died, her work has not really ‘taken off’ and two major paintings, Rialto Bridge, Venice and The Vicars’s Tea Party, that were both offered in London, each just made their reserves at £20,000 and £25,000 respectively.
The painting offered here, Mop Heads, which is typically iconic, jolly and animated, has an estimate of £15,000-20,000 and will go under the hammer on Thursday 23 April. It is a great opportunity to buy a Beryl Cook original which, I think, would be a great addition to an ambitious private collection
Beryl Cook, original oil painting called 'Mop Heads'.
Estimate £15,000-20,000 for sale 23 April 2009.