British & Continental Pictures & Prints Sale
on Wednesday 28th March 2018
Lots: 202-251 of 253
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Lot 202
CHARLES ERNEST CUNDALL, R.A. R.W.S (1890-1971)
PAIR OF VIEWS OF WINDSOR
watercolour on paper
mounted as one
unframed

Cundall was a member of the New English Art Club, the Royal Watercolour Society, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy, being elected an Academician in 1944. His works are held in various collections including the Tate and the Imperial War Museum.


Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 203
ALAN SORRELL (1904-1974)
A FOLIO OF DRAWINGS:
various media
various sizes
unframed / loose

Sorrell was a Senior Assistant Instructor of Drawing at the Royal College of Art and in 1937 was elected a member of the Royal Watercolour Society. In 1928 he nwon the Prix de Rome in mural painting and spent three years at the British School in Rome. Today he is best remembered for his archaeological illustrations, sketches of which are included in this folio.

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Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 204
VICTOR HUME MOODY R.B.S.A (1896-1990)
PAIR OF DRAWINGS OF FOXGLOVES
unframed

Moody studied under Sir William Rothenstein at the Royal College of Art and later became Headmaster of Malvern School of Art. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Royal Society of British Artists.

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Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 205
JOHN CHARLES MOODY (1884-1962)
FOLIO & SKETCH BOOK: various subjects including studies of horses, architectural studies and figure studies
various sizes
watercolour and pencil

Moody was at one point President of the Society of Graphic Art. He produced posters for several travel companies.

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Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 206
ALFRED KINGSLEY LAWRENCE R.A. (1893-1975)
LARGE FOLIO OF PORTRAIT DRAWINGS
various media
various sizes
unframed

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Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 207
AMERICAN SCHOOL (EARLY 20th CENTURY)
A SHIPPING SCENE WITH DISTANT VIEW OF MILWAUKEE CITY HALL
signed indistinctly l.l.
watercolour
50.5 x 67.5cm
unframed, mounted

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 208
TALITA M. FONTANA (1904-1985)
A PASTORAL SCENE
signed with monogram and dated l.r.: 1929
watercolour
30.5 x 21.7cm

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 209
ANTHONY BAYNES (1921-2003)
A GROUP OF OIL PAINTINGS
including 'The Grecian Mask', a landscape on the Greek coast, English landscape, a view from the artist's studio and still life with white flowers
including several oil on paper, two oil on canvas (unstretched) and an oil on canvas

Provenance:
Neil Campbell Wilson

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Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 210
S. COALBANK (19th-20th CENTURY)
DIAMOND HEAD, HAWAII
inscribed l.m.: S. COALBANK
watercolour on paper
29 x 22.3cm
unframed, mounted

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 211
PHILLIP WILSON STEER, O.M. (1860-1942)
ROSYTH 1917
watercolour
20.5 x 33 cm

Provenance:
Acquired by the current owner from Spink and Son, October 1974


Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 212
BERNARD MENINSKY (1891-1950)
A STANDING FEMALE NUDE
signed l.r.: Meninsky
coloured chalks
58.5 x 20.5cm

Provenance:
Wyndham T Vint
Bill Thomson (Albany Gallery)

Exhibited:
The Arts Council of Great Britain, Wyndham Vint Collection, no. 13


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £850
Lot 213
CECIL ARTHUR HUNT (1873-1965)
LOCH MAREE
signed l.r.: C.A. Hunt
watercolour over pencil
22.5 x 35.5cm

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 214
RICHARD BARRETT TALBOT KELLY (1896-1971)
STILT, SPAIN
watercolour
22 x 22cm

Provenance:
The Fine Art Society, New Bond Street
Bill Thomson (Albany Gallery)


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 215
LESLIE MOFFAT WARD (1888-1978)
OFF THE RATION: OLD HASTINGS
signed l.r.: LESLIE WARD
watercolour
28 x 21.5cm


Provenance:
Bill Thomson (Albany Gallery)

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £600
Lot 216
DERWENT LEES (1885-1931)
CUMBERLAND HILLS
watercolour
25.5 x 35.5cm

Provenance:
Wyndham T. Vint Collection
Bill Thomson (Albany Gallery)

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 217
VINCENT LINES, R.W.S. (1909-1968)
A WINTER LANDSCAPE
sold together with another work by the same hand
signed and dated l.r.: Vincent Lines / 1942
watercolour
28 x 36.5cm

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Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £250
Lot 218
FRANK ARCHER, R.W.S. (1912-1995)
A SCENE IN WEST SUSSEX
watercolour and gouache
33 x 37cm

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 219
WILLIAM WALCOT, R.B.A. (1874-1943)
CAPRI
signed and inscribed l.r.: W. Walcot / Capri
watercolour
31.5 x 47.5cm

Provenance:
Fine Art Society, New Bond Street (October 1974)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 220
GILBERT AND GEORGE (B.1942 & 1943)
DIRTY WORDS PICTURES POSTER
signed lr & l.l
screenprint
99 x 68cm

A promotional poster for the exhibition of the same name.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 221
GILBERT AND GEORGE (B.1942 & 1943)
DIRTY WORDS PICTURES POSTER - ARE YOU ANGRY OR ARE YOU BORING
signed lr & l.l
screenprint
99 x 68cm

A promotional poster for the exhibition of the same name.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 222
SIR PETER BLAKE, R.A. (B. 1932)
Q IS FOR QUARTERS (1991)
signed l.l. in pencil
screenprint
Edition of 95
80 x 60cm


Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £460
Lot 223
ROBERT TAVENER (1920-2004)
CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
lithograph
Edition of 75
50 x 70cm

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 224
ROBERT TAVENER (1920-2004)
HORSEGUARDS 2
lithograph
Edition of 25
60 x 70cm


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £320
Lot 225
CIRCLE OF JOHN ARMSTRONG (1893-1973)
ABSTRACT INTERIOR
gouache on paper
18 x 24cm

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £80
Lot 226
CARL TOMS (1927-1999)
THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
lithograph
64 x 43cm

Carl Toms studied under the great Oliver Messel as an apprentice. Following this he went on to design sets for a number of prominent theatrical companies and groups. He designed the world premiere of Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream in 1960 at the Aldeburgh Festival. He won a CBE for his work as consultant for the Investiture of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. He also worked in American theatres, and worked on, among other films, One Million Years B.C., designing Raquel Welch's iconic costume.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £280
Lot 227
ROLAND BATCHELOR R.W.S. (1889-1990)
THE GOURMET IN SEARCH OF FRESH DELIGHTS
signed l.l.: Roland Batchelor
watercolour over pencil heightened with white
16 x 22cm

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £320
Lot 228
LUKE PIPER (B. 1966)
THE THAMES BARRIER
signed l.r.: Luke Piper
watercolour
58 cm by 78 cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £180
Lot 229
LUKE PIPER (B. 1966)
BRIGHTON SEA FRONT
signed l.l.: Luke Piper
watercolour
37 cm by 55 cm

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £180
Lot 230
BRITISH SCHOOL (20th CENTURY)
A STANDING NUDE (INCLUDING ANOTHER STANDING NUDE AND A STUDY OF BALLERINAS)
various media, including pastel and chalk
all signed by the same hand (indecipherable)
76 x 24.2cm
framed

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Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 231
DAVID HOCKNEY (B.1937)
HE ENQUIRED AFTER THE QUALITY (1966) - FROM 'FOURTEEN POEMS FROM C.P. CAVAFY'
etching
numbered 63/75, signed l.r.: david hockney '66
69 x 51.6cm



Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 232
TOBIAS R. PHILBIN III (CONTEMPORARY)
FIRST SCOUTING GROUP, IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY 1917 (including EVIL AT REST, SCHARNHORST 1943)
oil on canvas
Largest: 121 x 90cm

Exhibited at the Mall Galleries, RSMA Exhibition 2006

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Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 233
TOBIAS R. PHILBIN III (CONTEMPORARY)
HMS CENTURION CHASING A GALLEON
oil on canvas
90 x 120cm

Exhibited at the Mall Galleries, RSMA Exhibition 2006

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 234
TOBIAS R. PHILBIN III (CONTEMPORARY)
HMS ROYAL GEORGE
oil on canvas
90 x 122cm

Exhibited at the Mall Galleries, RSMA Exhibition 2006



Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 235
SARAH TOMBS (b. 1961)
BIRD MAN
Mild Steel
81cm x 87cm

Provenance:
Originally sold through Christopher Hull Gallery.

Sarah Tombs' sculpture work is held in a number of collections and sites, including Hammersmith Hospital, the National Botanic Garden of Wales and the Government Art Collection.

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Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £550
Lot 236
JUAN LAURENT (1816-1886)
A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS
photograph
31 x 17cm
mounted and framed

(incl. no. 972, 268, 2310, 424, 307, 96, 100, 40, 242)

Juan Laurent is now one of the best-known and highest regarded figures in the history of photography in Spain. He emmigrated from France to Madrid in his late twenties and remained there for the rest of his life. He began his career as a luxury paper manufacturer and won plaudits for his work. In 1856 he opened a portrait photography studio, quickly becoming 'Fotografo de Su Majestad la Reina' until her deposition 1868.

Laurent was given a number of lengthy commissions, including photographing the construction of the railway line from Madrid to Alicante and numerous Spanish public works. He embarked, at his own personal expense, on a project to complete a survey of Spanish and Portugese architecture, taking more than 6,000 negatives of the two countries' buildings.

His firm was commissioned to photograph the Prado museum collection of art, the Royal Armoury's collection and the Academy of San Fernando.

A major exhibition of his work was held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in late 2011, which helped to bring his name to a wider public. His works are held in collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Prado Museum, Madrid.

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Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 237
DIANE ARBUS (1923-1971)
MAN AND A BOY ON A BENCH IN CENTRAL PARK, 1962
gelatin silver print, printed later by Neil Selkirk
stamped 'A Diane Arbus photograph', signed, titled and dated by Doon Arbus, Executor, in ink, reproduction limitation stamp on verso
39.5 x 37cm
mounted and framed

Provenance:
Christie's, London, Photographs Sale 31.5.2007, Lot 14

Literature:
Diane Arbus, Revelations, Random House, 2003, p.76.

Diane Arbus is one of the best-known photographers of the 20th century. She is best remembered for her photography of people on the fringes of society.

Arbus was born into a wealthy Jewish family who owned Russek's, a famous Fifth Avenue department store. Her brother, Howard Nemerov, would go on to become United States Poet Laureate (and father of the Art Historian Alexander Nemerov). Arbus attended an elite prep school in New York and became a photographer almost immediately upon leaving. She married the actor and photographer Allan Franklin Arbus, and together they started a commercial advertising business whose work appeared in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and other titles.

Arbus tired of the commercial photography world and took to wandering New York to find subjects to photograph. She enrolled at The New School and studied under Lisette Model, who was a great influence on her work.

Her first major exhibition came in 1967 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where her photographs of those ostracized from mainstream society won her both praise and criticism. She continued to photograph similar subjects in her documentary work right up until her death.


Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 238
Brassa´ (1899-1984)
PICASSO'S HAND (c.1940)
gelatin silver print, 'rue de Faubourg St Jacques' credit stamp on verso

Provenance:
Christie's South Kensington, 19th & 20th Century Photography, 16.11.2004, Lot 226

Brassa´ and Picasso were close friends, and their relationship resulted in the former's book Conversations with Picasso. In the preface to the work, Henry Miller said of the photographer's account, "Brassa´ has not only given us Picasso in all his varying moods, he has given us a picture of the world he inhabited".

Picasso preferred Brassa´ to all other photographers of his work. The two developed new techniques together, borrowing each from the other's medium. One such example came after their first meeting: Brassa´ left behind a blank glass photographic plate; Picasso gouged out emulsion on one side and coloured the reverse, creating a striking silhouette that foreshadowed Woman in Front of a Mirror (MOMA, New York).

These photographs are among the most intimate of those taken: Picasso lighting a cigarette after a long lunch, evoking the amiability of the pair's relationship, the close-up of the artist's hand, and the ephemera around the studio all indicate the trust between the two masters.



Estimate:  £1000 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 239
JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (1815-1879)
CONVERSATION PIECE (MARY RYAN AND YOUNG MAN AT FENCE, c.1870)
albumen print
34.5 x28.4cm
framed and mounted

Provenance:
Christie's South Kensington, Cameras, Photographs and Optical Toys, 22.11.2006, Lot 28



Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1200
Lot 240
CHARLES MARVILLE (1813-1879)
FONTAINEBLEAU, 1852
salt print from a wax paper negative
19 x 25.5cm
framed and mounted


Marville was one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, as his position as Official Photographer for the City of Paris reflected. His photographs of Paris are a memorial to the old city, lost to modernity.

He produced several photographs of the forests at Fontainebleu, and this depicts the interior of the Chateau de Fontainebleau, specifically the Ballroom completed by King Henry II. The frescoes depicted were designed by Primaticcio, carried out by Nicollo dell'Abbate and date from the 1550's.


Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 241
CANDIDA HÍFER (b. 1944)

Fundaciˇn Marcelino Botin Santander V, 200chromogenic print
29.6 x 22.1cm
signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered 76/100 on printed label verso

Provenance:
Christie's South Kensington, Photographs Sale, 31.10.2012, Lot 121

Candida H÷fer's best known photographs are large colour images of abandoned or empty interior spaces. She focuses primarily on cultural or institutional buildings and spaces. The absence of human habitation or presence lends her works an uncanny and otherworldly dimension.

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 242
WEEGEE (1899-1968)
BOBBY SOXERS, 1950'S
vintage silver print
32 x 26.6cm
Stamped with "Please Credit Weegee from Photo Representatives" verso, negative number 3745 inscribed in pencil verso, probably by Wilma Wilcox (Weegee's companion and archivist)

Weegee was prolific in his work as, in today's terms, an 'ambulance chaser'. He worked as a press photographer in New York in the 1930's and 1940's, documenting the widespread war between rival Cosa Nostra families during that period. Using a specially tuned radio, he was able to follow the city's emergency service first responders and police and took graphic photographs of crime scenes. The name Weegee, coined as a phonetic rendering of Ouija, was given to him because of the eerily swift arrival at crime scenes following their reports.

He also collaborated with directors such as Jack Donohue and Stanley Kubrick, working with the latter as the still photographer for Dr Strangelove.

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £750
Lot 243
WOLFGANG SUSCHITZKY (1912-2016)
FOYLES, CHARING CROSS ROAD, LONDON 1937 & CHARING CROSS ROAD, 1936
silver gelatin print
30.5 X 40.6
framed and mounted

Provenance:
The Photographers' Gallery

(2)

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 244
Brassa´ (1899-1984)
L'ATELIER DE M. PICASSO
gelatin silver print
titled in ink on verso, 'rue de Fauborg St Jacques' credit stamp on verso, 'Haut-Comissariat a la Propagande' and date stamp (22 Juil. 1940) on verso

Provenance:
Christie's South Kensington, 19th & 20th Century Photography, 16.11.2004, Lot 226

Estimate:  £1000 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 245
Brassa´ (1899-1984)
PICASSO LIGHTING A PIPE (c.1940)
gelatin silver print
'rue de Fauborg St Jacques' credit stamp on verso,

Provenance:
Christie's South Kensington, 19th & 20th Century Photography, 16.11.2004, Lot 226

Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 246
Brassa´ (1899-1984)
PICASSO'S STUDIO - NEWSPAPERS AND PAINTING
gelatin silver print
'rue de Fauborg St Jacques' credit stamp on verso,

Provenance:
Christie's South Kensington, 19th & 20th Century Photography, 16.11.2004, Lot 226
Estimate:  £1000 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 247
Brassa´ (1899-1984)
ATELIER DE M. PICASSO
gelatin silver print
titled in ink on verso, 'rue de Fauborg St Jacques' credit stamp on verso, 'Haut-Comissariat a la Propagande' and date stamp (22 Juil. 1940) on verso

Provenance:
Christie's South Kensington, 19th & 20th Century Photography, 16.11.2004, Lot 226
Estimate:  £1000 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 248
YAYOI KUSAMA (B. 1929)
PUMPKIN 2000 - RED

Signed and titled in pencil l.r., numbered 67/100
screenprint in colours, on Colorplan paper with full margins; no tape or hinges on the reverse
framed

Edition of 100, published by the Serpentine Gallery




Estimate:  £6000 - 8000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £11000
Lot 249
YAYOI KUSAMA (B. 1929)
PUMPKIN 2000 - GREEN
signed and titled in pencil, numbered 40/100
screenprint in colours, on Colorplan paper, with full margins; no tape or hinges on the reverse
framed

Edition of 100, published by the Serpentine Gallery


Estimate:  £6000 - 8000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £11500
Lot 250
ANTONI TAPIES (1923-2012)
UNTITLED - OFF-WHITE & UMBER
signed l.r.
etching, printed with tone in colours
inscribed and numbered l.l: I.A.T. 44/80
24.6 X 17.4cm
framed

Provenance:
Purchased from the Artist's Daughter in Law

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 251
ANTONI TAPIES (1923-2012)
UNTITLED - BROWN AND BLACK
signed in pencil l.r.
numbered l.l.: 44/75
lithograph printed in black on sawdust ground
53.3 x 70cm

Provenance:
Purchased from the Artist's Daughter in Law


Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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