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Statue of Eros by William Francis Longstaff (1879-1953)

Posted on Daniel Goddard's Blog

 

watercolour of the statue of eros in piccadilly circus by william francis longstaff (1879-1953)

A waterolour of the Statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus painted by the artist 
William Francis Longstaff (1879-1953)

This watercolour of the Statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus is an evocative post-WWII period image by William Francis Longstaff (1879-1953). It depicts a newspaper seller, trams and shoppers in the fading light of a damp winter day with reflections and bright lights reflected off the wet street. The pre-sale estimate is £150-£200 and the watercolour is part of our next Picture Sale on 19th November 2013 at our salerooms in Exeter.



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This article was originally published on Daniel Goddard's Blog on Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:51:41 GMT.

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Daniel Goddard BA(Hons) ASFAVDaniel Goddard BA(Hons) ASFAV

Daniel Goddard is a Director of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood. He is also Head of the Picture Department.

Daniel Goddard was educated at The Kings Grammar School, Ottery St Mary and The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He was commissioned in 1982 serving in Northern Ireland, The Falklands and Canada and in the 1990s completed an Open University degree in Art History and Humanities.

In 1988, he worked in Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand and attended The Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. On his return to East Devon, Daniel joined Lawrences in Crewkerne as a saleroom porter and progressed to valuation and rostrum work.

In 1996, Daniel joined Bearne's in Torquay to head the Works of Art Department and transferred to Head of the Picture Department in 2000. He continues to run this busy department in the merged firm of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.

Daniel Goddard has been a director of the firm since 1999 and is an experienced valuer and auctioneer with a good broad range of knowledge and specialist expertise in paintings. He was responsible for the organisation and cataloguing of the two major sales of paintings by Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), which raised in excess of £3 million.


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