British & Continental Pictures & Prints Sale
on Wednesday 28th March 2018
Lots: 152-201 of 253
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Lot 152
KENNETH ROWELL (1922-1999)
STUDY: OIL AND COLLAGE
oil and collage
26 x 34.5cm

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 153
ENGLISH SCHOOL (20TH C.)
TWO GIRLS
oil on canvas
53 x 38cm

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 154
CLAUDE BOUSSIN (EARLY 20TH C.)
INTERIOR OF AN ARTIST'S STUDIO
oil on board
32 x 39cm


Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 155
HELEN STUART WEIR (1915-1969)
A KENSINGTON INTERIOR
signed l.l.: H. Stuart Weir
oil on board
40 cm by 50 cm

Exhibited
Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, mid 20th Century.
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 156
THOMAS BONAR LYON (1873-1955)
CARTING HAY - AUCHENCRIVE
signed l.l.: T BONAR LYON
oil on canvas
28 x 36cm

Bonar-Lyon began his studies at the Glasgow School of Art, before going on to the Royal College of Art and spending time in France and Belgium. He was closely affiliated with the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Glasgow Arts Club and the Irvine Royal Academy, where he was the art master.

Bonar-Lyon was influenced by his time in France and showed an affinity for the French Impressionists.
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £450
Lot 157
KIT GUNTON (1900-1980)
A PROVENCAL VILLAGE VIEW
Signed l.l.: Kit Gunton
oil on board
20 x 29cm



Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 158
JAMES PROUDFOOT R.A. N.E.A.C. (1908-1971)
THE BLACK HAT
Signed l.r.: J. Proudfoot '40
oil on canvas
46 x 38cm

James Proudfoot was born in Perth where he was educated at Perth Academy before going on to St Andrews University. After a short time working in his father's carpet business he moved to London to study at Heatherley's and Goldsmith's College. A dashing figure and married to the actress Ellen Pollock be became a well know painter of landscape and portraits of well known actors of stage and screen. He received a honourable mention for his portrait of Peter Ustinov in the 1956 Paris Salon. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, New English Art Club and Royal Scottish Academy.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £440
Lot 159
FRANCES WATT (1923-2014)
MOVEMENT - ICE SKATERS
sold with Figure of a Skater
Signed l.r.: Frances Watt - 1984
oil on board
22 x 32.5cm

Provenance: The artist's estate

Edith Frances Watt was born in Falkirk in 1923. In 1926 the family moved to Switzerland when her father, the Rev Thomas Meikle Watt, was appointed permanent chaplain to the Church of Scotland in Geneva. Her father died in 1938 and the family returned to Scotland where Frances continued her schooling at Aberdeen High School for Girls. Her mother moved the family to London in about 1940 and they settled in Southwood Lawn Road, Highgate. Frances attended the Hornsey School of Art were she gained a National Diploma in Design before going on to study at the Byam Shaw School in London, where she later taught. In Highgate she was a member of the Highgate Artists Group, which included Sir Kyffin Williams among its exhibiting members, and she was also an active member of the Highgate Choral Society, designing many programmes and posters for its productions in the 1950s.

(2)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 160
FRANK LEWIS EMANUEL (1865-1948)
PONT SANT MICHEL, PARIS
Signed l.r.: 1922 Frank L Emanuel
oil on panel
24.5 x 34.5cm

Emanuel was born and lived in London where studied at the Slade under Alphonse Legros before further studies at the Academie Julian, Paris. From the late 1880s he began to show at the Royal Academy and Paris Salon, also exhibiting at the New English Art Club and elsewhere. He travelled widely in Europe, Africa and Ceylon. He became chief examiner for the Royal Drawing Society and published a number of books on etching and general art criticism. He is represented in the collection of the Tate Gallery, London.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £600
Lot 161
ENGLISH SCHOOL (20TH C.)
ORANGE HONEYSUCKLE VINE
oil on canvas
65 x 30cm


Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 162
JAMES DICKSON INNES (1887-1914)
OPEN LANDSCAPE WITH ROCKS
oil on panel
32.5 x 40.5cm

Provenance:
Euphemia Lamb; thence by descent

Innes was only twenty seven years old when he succumbed to tuberculosis in August 1914. In his short life he had nevertheless already gained a reputation as one of the most important and original British landscape painters of the pre-war years, in a style that strongly responded to the work of the Post Impressionists. The best of these works include a series of visionary landscapes of the Arenig valley in North Wales many painted with ?Augustus John in 1911 and 1912. The present work has also been identified as a Welsh subject and probably dates from the same period. A recent retrospective of Innes's work was held at the National Museum of Wales in 2014.


Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 163
REGINALD MILLS (FL.1921-1938)
A CONTINENTAL COURTYARD SCENE
oil on canvas
49.4x39.4cm

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 164
NINA HILL (1877-1970)
STILL LIFE WITH ORIENTAL FIGURES
Signed: Nina Hill
oil on canvas
95 x 82cm

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 165
RONALD OSSORY DUNLOP (1894-1973)
A PORTRAIT OF A MAN
Signed lr.: Dunlop
oil on canvas
68 x 58cm


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £150
Lot 166
EDWARD BOUVERIE HOYTON (1900-1988)
A MALTESE HARBOUR
Signed l.l: E Bouverie Hoyton
oil on canvas
62.4 x 72cm

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 167
MARY MCEVOY (1870-1941)
A PORTRAIT OF A GIRL
oil on canvas
64 x 54 cm

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £200
Lot 168
TERRICK WILLIAMS, R.A. (1860-1936)
A WEST COUNTRY HARBOUR TOWN
signed and dated l.r.: Terrick Williams R.A. 1903
oil on canvas
65 x 44.5 cm

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 169
EMILY COURT (1880-1957)
A LANDSCAPE
signed l.l: E Court
oil on canvas
84 x 98cm

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 170
H. HARDY SIMPSON (BRITISH 19th-20th CENTURY)
BIRDS FLOCKING TO AN INLET
signed and dated l.l.: H. HARDY SIMPSON, 1906
oil on canvas
79 x 58cm



Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £550
Lot 171
ALFRED ROBERT HAYWARD (1875-1971)
SUNRISE OVER LAKE
signed indistinctly l.l.
oil on canvas
50.5 x 67

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 172
BEATRICE CROSBY (SOUTH AFRICAN 20th CENTURY)
SOUTH AFRICAN PLAINS
oil on canvas
34 x 50.5cm

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 173
HILARY LEIGHTON (contemporary)
FOUR ABSTRACT CANVASES
acrylic and oil on canvas
30 x 30cm

(4)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 174
GRAHAM REDGRAVE RUST (B.1942)
A PAIR OF ROMAN VIEWS
pen and red ink
Largest: 37 x 44cm

(2)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 175
JOHN SERGEANT (1937-2010)
A BOX OF SUGARED ALMONDS
charcoal on paper
38 x 46cm


Sergeant was a technically gifted draughtsman who worked in black and white. He taught at Canterbury College of Art, and at the Dover and Folkestone Art Schools. His work is characterised by attention paid to the details of mundane minutiae, imbuing everyday ephemera with a greater sense of importance.


Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £650
Lot 176
JOHN STANTON WARD R.A. CBE (1917-2007)
THE PIAZZA NAVONA
watercolour
48 x 53cm

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £500
Lot 177
ANTHONY JOHN WALTON (B.1934)
THREE COSTUME DESIGNS FOR VALMOUTH
(1) oil with collage & gold leaf (2) watercolour over pen & ink (3) gouache, pen & ink
Largest 83 x 64cm

Anthony Walton is an Oscar-winning costume designer and artist. He was the costume designer and visual consultant for May Poppins (1964), All That Jazz (1980) and was the stage set designer for Diana Ross' For One and For All concert which had an audience of 1,200,000 in Central Park.

(3)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 178
ANTHONY JOHN WALTON (B. 1934)
A SET DESIGN FOR VALMOUTH
watercolour and pen over ink
54 x 83cm

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £2200
Lot 179
MIDDLE-EUROPEAN SCHOOL (20th CENTURY)
A SEATED WOMAN AND DOG
watercolour over pencil on japan paper
34.5 x 24.5cm
unframed


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 180
WILLIAM GEAR R.A. (1915-1997)
UNTITLED - BLUE AND BLACK
ink and watercolour
38 x 28cm

As curator of the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, Gear challenged public tastes with his acquisition programme which included a number of contemporary artists, including Alan Davie, Peter Lanyon and Edward Wadsworth. However his actions laid the foundation for a collection now recognised for its calibre.

His own artwork was purchased by the Tate and the National Gallery of Scotland. Following the War he joined the group known as the 'Monuments Men'. He moved to Paris after this and became an influential member of the 'CoBrA' art movement. He continued to paint throughout his life, and these works were commissioned from the artist by the present owner.

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 181
WILLIAM GEAR R.A. (1915-1997)
UNTITLED - RED, BLUE AND BLACK
ink and watercolour
39 x 29cm

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 182
WILLIAM GEAR R.A. (1915-1997)
A FOLIO OF WATERCOLOURS
watercolour
Largest: 49.5 x 35cm
unframed

(3)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 183
HARRY BLOOMFIELD (1883-1940)
MOULIN ROUGE DANCER
watercolour, ink and pencil on paper
23.5 X 14.5cm

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £250
Lot 184
NICO JUNGMANN (1872-1935)
BRITTANY
signed with the artist's monogram l.r. and inscribed with title u.l.
gouache, watercolour, and ink
9 cm by 7.5 cm

Born in Holland and apprenticed to a church painter, Jungmann studied at the Rijksacademie before coming to London on a scholarship and settling as a British subject. His figurative work is highly decorative, frequently Art Nouveau in character and often executed on trips back to the continent to Holland (where he painted regularly in Volendam), and to Brittany and Normandy. He illustrated some highly acclaimed topographical works from these travels including Holland (1904), Norway (1905), and Normandy (1905). His wife Beatrix Mackay also wrote the text for the book on Norway.
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 185
ADRIAN HILL (1895-1977)
A SELECTION OF WATERCOLOURS
Signed variously l.r. & l.l. Adrian Hill
watercolour, pencil, pen and ink collage
Largest: 42 x 29cm
unframed

Adrian Keith Graham Hill was born in Charlton, London and educated at Dulwich College. He studied art at the St John's Wood School of Art and at the Royal College of Art. During World War I he joined the Scouting and Sniping Section of the Honourable Artillery Company but by 1917 he was appointed an official war artist and many of his paintings and sketches of the Western Front are now in the collection of the Imperial War Museum. After the war he took up painting professionally and also taught at Hornsey School of Art and Westminster School of Art. His work combined elements of impressionism and surrealism as well as more conventional representations. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists, Paris Salon and elsewhere.

In 1938, while convalescing from tuberculosis at the King Edward VII sanatorium in Midhurst, he passed his time by drawing nearby objects from his hospital bed, and found the process helpful in aiding his own recovery. In the following year occupational therapy was introduced into the sanatorium and he was invited back to teach drawing and painting to the other patients, many being the first injured soldiers returning from the war. Hill found that the practice of art not only helped take the patient's mind off their illness or injuries but also helped to release their mental distress by expressing their anxieties and the scenes they had witnessed during the war. In 1942 Hill first used the term Art Therapy and in 1945 published his ideas in the book Art Versus Illness. He later became president of the British Association of Art Therapists.

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Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 186
THEYRE LEE-ELLIOT (1903-1988)
COMPOSITION OF THREE DANCERS
Signed l.r.: Lee Elliot '40
gouache
32.5 x 23cm

Lee-Elliott was born as David Lee Theyre Elliott in Lewes, Sussex. After Winchester he read Theology at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he was high-jump champion, played lawn tennis for the University and table tennis for England. After Cambridge he moved to London and attended the Central School of Arts and Crafts (1925-27) before going on to the Slade School of Art.

He was a noted graphic designer, particularly of posters for such companies as Imperial Airways, Southern Railways and the General Post Office. For Imperial Airways he designed the Speedbird logo in 1932 and they continued to use the emblem, throughout it's reforming as BOAC and eventually as British Airways, until 1985. For the General Post Office he famously designed the Airmail Wings.

Before the war he became involved painting the scenery and backdrops at Sadler's Wells, painting the dancers in his spare time and in 1937 held his first exhibition at Sadlers Wells Theatre in aid of the Ballet Benevolent Fund. It was followed by similar exhibitions in San Francisco and Hollywood. In 1947 he published Paintings of the Ballet. He had several one-man exhibitions both abroad and in London at the Redfern Gallery and Thackery Gallery. After a serious illness in the mid fifties he painted a series of powerfully Expressionist religious pictures and in 1965 he was chosen to contribute three works to the British section at Musee de'Art Modern, Paris, International Exhibition of Religious Art. In later life he became a recluse, living his last years in Sloane Avenue, Chelsea. After his death a retrospective exhibition was held at the Chelsea Arts Club.


Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 187
REGINALD BRILL (1902-1974)
IRELAND
Signed l.r.: Reginald Brill
watercolour
25.5 x 40cm

Provenance: The artist's studio

Brill was born in London. From the age of 13 he was taking night classes at St Martin's School of Art and in 1921 he won a scholarship to The Slade where he studied under Tonks, 1921-24. In 1927 he won the Prix de Rome for Decorative Painting and was at the British School in Rome 1927-9. He taught at Blackheath School of Art before spending 3 months painting in Egypt in 1930. In 1934 he took up an appointment at The School of Art, Kingston upon Thames. His energy and enthusiasm revolutionized the department and within 5 years a purpose built School of Art was opened. He became principal of the school at the age of only 30 and had transformed it into one of the most respected art schools in England. Brill published two books; Modern Painting in 1946 and Art as a Career in 1962. He valued drawing as the solid base for his work and his narrative and social realist paintings reflect his interest in people and every day events. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Leicester Galleries and in East Anglia, where he lived, at Lavenham.

This work was executed in 1933. In her biography of Brill, Judith Bumpus commented on the artist's painting trip to Ireland: "In 1933 he visited Donegal, where the lochs and mountains, particularly in the area around Muckish, inspired some of Brill's most spontaneous and purely painterly watercolours. Nowhere else did he take such obvious pleasure in capturing the richness of the landscape: the vivid, moist colours, the patterns made by the vegetation and cloudy skies, and the swiftly changing light so characteristic of this area." (Bumpus, Reginald Brill, 1999, p.18).

Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 188
REGINALD BRILL (1902-1974)
IRISH LANDSCAPE
watercolour
29.5 x 46.5cm

Provenance: The artist's estate

Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 189
ROLAND VIVIAN PITCHFORTH R.A. (1895-1982)
ZULU SHOPPERS AT A MARKET STALL, SOUTH AFRICA
Signed l.r.: Pitchforth '46
coloured chalks
43 x 35.5cm

Provenance:
Gerald Pitchforth, the artist's brother
Bonhams, Vivian Pitchforth Studio Sale 15.3.1990, lot 58
Private Collection

Exhibited: Wakefield Art Gallery & Museum, Pitchforth Exhibition

Pitchforth was born in Wakefield, North Yorkshire. He studied at Wakefield School of Art 1912-14, Leeds School of Art 1914-15 and 1919-20 (served in the Wakefield Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery 1915-19), and the Royal College of Art 1920-5, also visiting Paris. He was a member of the London Artists' Association 1928-32 and the London Group from 1929. His first one-man exhibition at the London Artists' Association was held in 1928 and thereafter he held further shows at the Lefevre, Redfern, Collings and Leicester galleries. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1941, becoming a full member in 1953. A retrospective exhibition was held at Wakefield Art Gallery in 1943. At the war's end, Pitchforth acquired a lung infection and spent 1945-46 convalescing in South Africa before returning to London in 1948. From this period he took to working exclusively in watercolours. Visited Ceylon and Burma 1945 and worked in South Africa 1945-8, exhibiting at Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. An influential teacher, he taught at Camberwell from 1926, St Martin's School of Art from 1930 and the Chelsea Polytechnic from 1948; also teaching for a time at Clapham 1926-39 and the Royal College of Art 1937-9. Works by him are in many public collections both in this country and abroad.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 190
HAROLD HOPE READ (1881-1959)
THE LOVERS
pen and ink
32 x 28cm

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 191
OLIVER MESSEL (1904-1978)
A PAIR OF COSTUME DESIGNS FOR CLEOPATRA
watercolour
67 x 54cm

(2)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 192
OLIVER MESSEL (1904-1978)
A PAIR OF COSTUME DESIGNS FOR CLEOPATRA
watercolour
67 x 54cm

(2)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 193
EDWARD WEBB (1805-1854)
A MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE WITH A LAKE AND A FIGURE
watercolour
14 x 20.5cm

Provenance:
The Manning Gallery

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 194
WILLIAM WYLD (1806-1889)
A LANDSCAPE IN NORTHERN FRANCE
watercolour
8.5 x 23.5cm

Provenance:
Anthony Reed


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 195
ARTHUR REGINALD SMITH (1873-1935)
WINTER IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES
signed l.l.: A.R. Smith
watercolour
18.5 x 37cm

Provenance:
Anthony Reed

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £200
Lot 196
GEORGE BUTLER, R.W.S. (1904-1999)
A LINCOLNSHIRE LANDSCAPE (sold together with a pencil portrait of a woman leaning on a chair by the same hand, signed and dated 1964)
watercolour over pen and ink
23.5 x 34cm

Provenance:
The artist's niece

(2)

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 197
ALAN DAVIE R.A. (1920-2014)
DANTES
signed and dated l.r.: Alan Davie 70 and inscribed with title u.r.
with dedication on reverse of frame
watercolour with brush and ink
25.5 cm by 17.5 cm; 10 in by 7 in
framed

(1)
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 198
ALFRED KINGSLEY LAWRENCE R.A. (1893-1975)
LARGE FOLIO OF PORTRAIT DRAWINGS
various media
various sizes
unframed

Kingsley Lawrence studied at the King Edward VII School of Art in Newcastle upon Tyne under Richard Hatton, and then at the Royal College of Art under Sir William Rothenstein. The Nationl Portrait Gallery purchased his portrait of Rothenstein for its collection. He won the Prix de Rome and worked in Italy in 1923. He was elected Royal Academician in 1938 and was a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. His murals are in the Palace of Westminster, the Bank of England and the Laing Art Gallery and Museum in Newcastle.

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Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £220
Lot 199
SIR THOMAS MONNINGTON P.R.A. (1902-1976)
STUDIES FOR THE BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL MURALS
various media, incl. pencil on tracing paper
various sizes

Monnington studied at the Slade, and won a three year scholarship to the British School in Rome. Upon return to England Monnington taught at the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. He worked alongside Sir William Rothenstein and Sir George Clausen. Monnington became President of the Royal Academy in 1966 and was knighted a year later.

(4)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 200
A FOLIO OF DRAWINGS
Including a pencil drawing of a house by Clare Leighton, a pair of life drawings by William S. Taylor, head of a boy by Alfred Kingsley Lawrence and other drawings
Mostly pencil, one lithograph with hand colouring
various sizes
unframed

(9)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 201
HARRY EPWORTH ALLEN (1894-1958)
A FOLIO OF DRAWINGS
various media
various sizes
unframed / loose

Allen was a member of several artistic societies including the Pastel Society, Sheffield Society of Artists and the Heeley Art Club. The British Museum, The Hepworth Wakefield and the Derby Art Gallery are among the institutions which hold his works.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £80
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