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July 2013 Selected Pictures Auction Preview

Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, previews the upcoming July 2013 Selected Pictures Auction that has a good mix of pictures ranging from 18th century engravings through to some more modern art.

The catalogue of our next Selected Pictures Sale in Honiton, which takes place on Tuesday, 23rd July 2013 at our salerooms in Honiton, is now available online and the doors are open for viewing from 9:00am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, 20th July 2013 and from 9:00am until 7:00pm on Monday, 21st July 2013.

Rod Pearce's 20th Century Rooms with a View (HO73/66) is being offered in our July
        2013 Selected Picture Auction being held on 23rd July 2013 at our salerooms in Honiton,
        Devon. This amusing view of St Ives in Cornwall carries a pre-sale estimate of £80-£120.

Rod Pearce's 20th Century Rooms with a View (HO73/66) is being offered in our July 2013 Selected Picture Auction being held on 23rd July 2013 at our salerooms in Honiton, Devon. This amusing view of St Ives in Cornwall carries a pre-sale estimate of £80-£120.

There is a good mixture of pictures that start with 18th century engravings including William Hogarth's Credulity, Superstition & Fanticism, A Medley (HO73/2), which is jam-packed with political satire and social observation and a more sensual and erotic engraving by James Watson after Caspar Netscher titled Vertumus and Pomona (HO73/1).

An 18th century engraving of William Hogarth's Credulity, Superstition & Fanticism,
        A Medley (HO73/2), which is being offered in the Selected Pictures Auction.

An 18th century engraving of William Hogarth's Credulity, Superstition & Fanticism, A Medley (HO73/2), which is being offered in the Selected Pictures Auction.

This engraving of Vertumus and Pomona by James Watson after Caspar Netshcher (HO73/1)
        is also being offered in the Selected Pictures Auction.

This engraving of Vertumus and Pomona by James Watson after Caspar Netshcher (HO73/1) is also being offered in the Selected Pictures Auction.

There are several 19th and 20th century miniatures including lot 19 and lot 20, both including three portraits, with estimates of £60-90 each.

Portrait of Gillian Dahl painted by the artist Anthony Victor Rosewarne (1917-2004) (HO73/22).

Portrait of Gillian Dahl painted by Anthony Victor Rosewarne (1917-2004) (HO73/22).

The Merchant Seaman painted by the artist Sidney Percy Kendrick (1955-1974) (HO73/29).

The Merchant Seaman painted by the artist Sidney Percy Kendrick (1955-1974) (HO73/29).

We have included a section of decorative portraits from the 19th century and later and three that I think stand-out are the Portrait of Gillian Dahl by Anthony Victor Rosewarne (HO73/22), the merchant seaman by Sidney Percy Kendrick (HO73/29) (which is estimated at £200-£300) and the portrait of The Boy by Gordon Arnold (HO73/45).

The Boy painted by Gordon Arnold (1910-2005) (HO73/45).

The Boy painted by Gordon Arnold (1910-2005) (HO73/45).

There are several amusing works: the Sailor Holding a Duck (HO73/49) being a nice example as is Rod Pearce's view of the rather cramped cottages in St Ives (HO73/66).

Guinea Fowl painted by the mardered Tanzanian artist Edward Saidi Tingatinga (1932-1972) (HO73/69).

Guinea Fowl painted by the mardered Tanzanian artist Edward Saidi Tingatinga (1932-1972) (HO73/69).

Two paintings by the Tanzanian artist Edward Saidi Tingatinga stand out. Tingatinga's name has been adopted by a school of late 20th Century African painting and, though Edward Tingatinga was murdered in 1972, his popular and recognisable style of painting continues today as exemplified by Guinea Fowl (HO73/69) and Turkey (HO73/70).

Turkey also painted by Edward Saidi Tingatinga (1932-1972) (HO73/70).

Turkey also painted by Edward Saidi Tingatinga (1932-1972) (HO73/70).

For the more traditional taste, there are a number of watercolours of Dartmoor by Frederick John Widgery, the Moorland Scene with a Rocky Pool in the Foreground (HO73/85), estimated at £200-£300, being a nice example.

A watercolour by Frederick John Widgery (1861-1942) of a moorland scene with a rocky pool in the foreground
        carries a pre-sale estimate of between £200 and £300 (HO73/85).

A watercolour by Frederick John Widgery (1861-1942) of a moorland scene with a rocky pool in the foreground carries a pre-sale estimate of between £200 and £300 (HO73/85).

A watercolour view of the Himalayas with Kang Teg and Thamserku peaks in the distance is interesting (HO73/105). It is likely to have been painted by an amateur artist on an expedition, or from a photograph, and while of nice quality and signed BELL, it has been difficult to trace the painter (though there was an acclaimed mountaineer call Gordon Irving Bell, but I am informed by his family that he did not paint).

A watercolour view of the Himalayas with Kang Teg and Thamserku peaks in the distance, but the identity of the artist who painted
        it has proved elusive, other than they signed the picture 'BELL'.

A watercolour view of the Himalayas with Kang Teg and Thamserku peaks in the distance, but the identity of the artist who painted it has proved elusive, other than they signed the picture 'BELL'.

Many of the lots are illustrated in our online catalogue but if you can't see one which you are interested in, by all means email me and I will send the details to you. With a section of marine and maritime painting too, the sale is well worth a visit.

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Selected Pictures Auction
  • Rod Pearce
  • William Holgarth
  • James Watson
  • Caspar Netshcher
  • Anthony Victor Rosewarne (1917-2004)
  • Percy Kendrick (1955-1974)
  • Gordon Arnold (1910-2005)

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