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20th Century Pictures for Auction

Daniel Goddard previews the Selected Picture Sale, which will be held in the Exeter salerooms on Tuesday, 26th February 2013. The auction has a strong selection of 20th Century pictures, including an oil by Alan Cotton, as well as works by Cedric Chater, Mary Martin and Charles Hardaker.

Crossroads on a Country Road by Alan Cotton (b 1936) (EX63/140) is one of the strong
        selection of 20th Century British pictures being offered for sale by auction in
        Exeter on Tuesday, 26th February 2013.

Crossroads on a Country Road by Alan Cotton (b 1936) (EX63/140) is one of the strong selection of 20th Century British pictures being offered for sale by auction in Exeter on Tuesday, 26th February 2013.

There are over 180 lots of Selected Pictures in the Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood sale on Tuesday, 26th February 2013 with good variety and quality to choose from and estimates that range from £50 to £800.

There is a strong selection of 20th Century British pictures, including an oil by Alan Cotton, who is one of Britain's most distinguished landscape painters. The subject is a country cross roads and the painting has an estimate of £250-£350.

Cedric Chater [1910-1978] - The Seven Sisters (EX63/72) offered in our Antiques and Collectables (including Selected Pictures) starting on 26th February 2013 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Cedric Chater [1910-1978] - The Seven Sisters (EX63/72) offered in our Antiques and Collectables (including Selected Pictures) starting on 26th February 2013 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Dating from the 1950s/60s, there is another good oil in the British tradition by Cedric Chater (1910-1978). Chater is best known for his commercial design and, in particular, the Imperial Leather advertising of the late 1940s. The view offered here is of the Seven Sisters White Cliffs with an estimate of £80-£120.

Summer Glade (EX63/82) by Mary Martin, which is being offered in our Selected Picture Auction
        at our Exeter salerooms in Devon.

Summer Glade (EX63/82) by Mary Martin, which is being offered in our Selected Picture Auction at our Exeter salerooms in Devon.

In January, the auctioneers sold two paintings by Mary Martin for £300 and £400 and in this upcoming sale there are five more paintings by Mary Martin including one titled Summer Glade at £150-£250.

An impressive, large still life entitled Autumnus by Charles Hardaker (b 1934) (EX63/87) is amongst many
       20th Century British paintings on offer in the Selected Picture Auction in February 2013.

An impressive, large still life entitled Autumnus by Charles Hardaker (b 1934) (EX63/87) is amongst many 20th Century British paintings on offer in the Selected Picture Auction in February 2013.

This Selected Pictures Auction also includes an impressive large still life by Charles Hardaker (b 1934) titled Autumnus (estimate £600-£800) and a sentimental group of Puppies and a kitten by a bowl of milk by Louis Roger (1874–1953), estimated at £200-£300.

Louis Roger (1874-1953): Puppies and a Kitten by a Bowl of Milk (EX63/64) - one of many 20th
        Century British paintings in the sale.

Louis Roger (1874-1953): Puppies and a Kitten by a Bowl of Milk (EX63/64) - one of many 20th Century British paintings in the sale.

A Westcountry view by WP Key of the South Devon Railway Landslip near the Parson and Clerk Nose cliffs at Dawlish on 29th December 1852 - reminiscent of recent
        Westcountry rail problems! (EX63/37).

A Westcountry view by WP Key of the South Devon Railway Landslip near the Parson and Clerk Nose cliffs at Dawlish on 29th December 1852 - reminiscent of recent Westcountry rail problems! (EX63/37).

Bearing in mind the recent excesses of the weather there is a Westcountry view with the added bonus of railway interest. Painted by WP Key (19th century), it depicts the South Devon Railway landslip that occurred on 29th December 1852 near the Parson and Clerk Nose, a good piece of local social history at only £80-£120.

An etching depicting the mid 20th Century demolition work on Oxford Street in London by William Robert Hay (1886-1964),
        which will be in the February 2013 Selected Picture Auction. (EX63/55).

An etching depicting the mid 20th Century demolition work on Oxford Street in London by William Robert Hay (1886-1964), which will be in the February 2013 Selected Picture Auction. (EX63/55).

Further afield, there is an etching which was exhibited at the Royal Academy by William Robert Hay (1886-1964). The subject is some mid 20th Century demolition work on Oxford Street in London, estimated at between £80 and £120.

Cattle Crossing Shaugh Bridge, Devon by Philip Mitchell (1814-1896) will cater for those with more traditional tastes. (EX63/25).

Cattle Crossing Shaugh Bridge, Devon by Philip Mitchell (1814-1896) will cater for those with more traditional tastes. (EX63/25).

Finally, for those with more traditional tastes, there are watercolours by Phillip Mitchell (1814-1896), including Cattle crossing Shaugh Bridge, Devon, estimated at £120-£180, and a view of Clovelly by Alfred Leyman (1856-1933), with an estimate of £200-£300.

A View of Clovelly by Alfred Leyman, estimated at between £200 and £300. (EX63/118).

A View of Clovelly by Alfred Leyman, estimated at between £200 and £300. (EX63/118).

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Art Auction
  • Selected Picture Auctions
  • Alan Cotton (b 1936)
  • Charles Hardaker (b 1934)
  • William Robert Hay (1886-1964)
  • Cedric Chater (1910-1978)
  • WP Key (19th Century)
  • Alfred Leyman (1856-1933)
  • Mary Marten (b 1951)
  • Philip Mitchell (1814-1896)
  • Louis Roger (1874-1953)

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