Published 22nd June 2011
There was a very positive and enthusiastic response to the variety of pictures in the 7th June 2011 Selected Picture sale in Honiton and by all accounts the salerooms looked fantastic with a wide range of Modern British rubbing shoulders with minor Dutch Old Masters.
The dramatic Patrick Heron screenprint, Winchester Four I, was the leading lot selling to a collector for a very impressive £3,850 and an equally striking but more figurative painting of a Fashionable Lady on a White Thoroughbred by Anna Zinkeisen, which was in need of restoration, nevertheless made £850.
The more tradition 19th century Samuel Phillip Jackson watercolour of Clovelly was bought by a specialist watercolour dealer for £1,500.
Within the continental and topographical section, two particular lots caused great interest. The beautifully executed grand villa interior by Gabriel Carelli (1820-1900, Italian) was bought by an overseas bidder on the telephone for £1,450 and is now en route to Italy and a pair of very decorative and busy Neapolitan coastal views by an unidentified hand made £1,700.
There was also an excellent section of portraits and miniatures, some dating back to the early 18th century. Among the 19th century group was a miniature of Samuel York Martin in Lieutenants uniform of the 65th Regiment of Foot, which was attributed to John James Masquerier (1778-1855) and following interest form America this was bought for £1,000.
The Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Selected Picture sales include works which are estimated in the range £100-2,000 and have proved popular with buyers and collectors who enjoy the fun and pleasure in buying and owning high quality original art at prices which are affordable.
The next sale of Selected Pictures will be in Exeter on 6th September 2011. In the meantime, the 13th July 2011 Fine Sale Picture catalogue has just gone to the printers and will be online shortly.
The sale includes works by Mary Feddon, Bryan Pearce, Alex Mackenzie, David Shepherd, Archibald Thorburn, Lenkiewicz, Doris Clare Zinkeisen, James Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Dimitrius Galanis (1882-1966 French/Greek), Shayer, Traies, photographs by James Ravillious and much much more
For advice about consigning pictures to upcoming sales, please contact Daniel Goddard on (01392) 413100.