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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 artists.

Frederick John Widgery (1861-1942): Tintagel, Cornwall.

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 gothic.

Attributed to Sarah Louisa Kilpack (Exh. 1880 - 1909): St Michaels Mount, Cornwall.

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 (Cornwall) fishing fleet at anchor.

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. Estimate: £200-£300.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

J Carmichael: Dockworkers on a quay, signed JR? Carmichael bottom right, watercolour heightened, 21.5cm x 15.5cm. Estimate: £150-£250.

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Selected Pictures Sale
  • Honiton Auctioneers
  • Norman Wilkinson
  • Frederick Widgery
  • Tom Rowden
  • Noel Ellis
  • Carmicael
  • Edward Duncan
  • John Bulloch Souter
  • St Michael's Mount, Cornwall
  • St Ives, Cornwall
  • Dartmoor Devon

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