Modern & Contemporary Art Sale: Saturday 24 February 2018 10:30AM

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William John Bertram Newcombe CSGA, CWCS (1907-1969) Canadian
"Unrestricted"
Signed, signed inscribed and dated (19)59 on stretcher verso, oil on canvas with applied elements, 34cm by 90cm

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

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Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £150
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Lot 2103

William John Bertram Newcombe CSGA, CWCS (1907-1969) Canadian
"Approach to Life"
Signed, signed inscribed and dated 1959 on stretcher verso, oil on canvas with applied elements, 74cm by 89.5cm

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

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Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £500
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Lot 2104

William John Bertram Newcombe CSGA, CWCS (1907-1969) Canadian
Abstract in black, white and red
Signed, signed and inscribed "New Vision" on stretcher verso, oil on canvas with applied elements, together with a further companion painting by the same artist, 59.5cm by 44cm (2)

Exhibited: New Vision Gallery, London

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

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Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £550
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Lot 2105

William John Bertram Newcombe CSGA, CWCS (1907-1969) Canadian
"Nocturne No.20"
Signed, watercolour, together with a further abstract watercolour example by the same hand, 53cm by 40.5cm and 48cm by 68cm (2)

Exhibited: New Vision Gallery, London, 1956

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

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Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £180
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Lot 2106

William John Bertram Newcombe CSGA, CWCS (1907-1969) Canadian
"Cedar Swamp"
Signed, gouache, 44.5cm by 64cm

Probably exhibited at New Vision Gallery, London

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

Estimate: £90-150

Sold: £180
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Lot 2107

Marie Walker Last (1917-2017)
"Fragment of a Dream"
Signed, inscribed and dated Jan. (19)63, with original artist's original label verso, oil on canvas, 65cm by 100cm

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

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During her childhood in West Yorkshire, Marie Walker Last showed an early inclination towards art encouraged by her father, a successful textiles manufacturer and keen art enthusiast. After a spell in the Land Army during WWII, Marie's early artistic inclinations leant towards capturing the landscape of West Yorkshire.

In the mid-1950s she became a member of the Northern Federation of Artists, and whilst attending their summer painting schools she met leading artists such as Robert Medley and Terry Frost. Here she was encouraged to move beyond representational depictions of landscape towards more abstract, personal expressions of her surroundings.

In 1956 Marie was accepted into the Chelsea School of Art, where she produced bold abstract work often inspired by her fascination with the Universe and space exploration. Whilst in London, Marie threw herself into the vibrant art scene, working for the Molton Gallery, Annely Juda and New Vision Gallery. Her first solo show in 1959 was at University Gallery, Newcastle, an offshoot of the New Vision Gallery focusing on contemporary abstract art. This was followed by a solo show in the New Vision Gallery in London.

In 1961 Marie married lawyer Tom Last and moved to his home town of Ilkley, where she established a studio in nearby Menston. Here she gravitated back to her early fascination with the Yorkshire landscape, which once more became a strong focus for her work. Marie exhibited both locally and nationally, with her first major retrospective held at Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax in 1991.

Estimate: £350-500

Sold: £950
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Lot 2108

Marie Walker Last (1917-2017)
Abstract forms
Signed, gouache, together with a further two comparable works by the same hand, 14cm by 36cm, 22cm by 31cm and 26cm by 37cm (3)

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £250
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Lot 2109

Marie Walker Last (1917-2017)
"Moonscape" (1969)
Signed, gouache, together with a further gouache example by the same artist "Behind the Clouds", 68.5cm by 100cm and 65.5cm by 99cm respectively (2)

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £480
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Lot 2110

Marie Walker Last (1917-2017)
"Movement in Space"
Signed, signed and inscribed verso, gouache, together with a further 1974 gouache example by the same artist "Tranquil Landscape" 53cm by 73cm and 70cm by 101cm respectively (2)

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £300
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Lot 2111

Marie Walker Last (1917-2017)
"Sun Sinking" (1978)
Signed and dated (19)78, mixed media, together with two further abstract examples by the same artist, 55cm by 40cm, 41.5cm by 47cm and 72.5cm by 52.5cm (3)

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £480
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Lot 2112

Marie Walker Last (1917-2017)
"Winter Quarry"
Signed and dated (19)92, signed, inscribed and dated verso, oil on canvas, 99cm by 112cm

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

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Estimate: £250-400

Sold: £2000
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Lot 2113

Clifford Hall (1904-1973)
"Moonlight Blackout"
Signed, inscribed and dated 1939 verso, oil on board, 22cm by 38cm

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Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £800
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Lot 2114

Roy Perry (1935-1993)
"Downstream from Greenwich"
Signed, inscribed verso, oil on canvas, 63.5cm by 76cm (unframed)

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Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £400
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Lot 2115

Martin John Aynscomb-Harris (b.1937)
Shipping on the Thames by Tower Bridge
Signed, oil on board
90cm by 120cm

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Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £100
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Lot 2116

Robert Lee (Contemporary)
"Winter Sun Over the Sea"
Signed and dated (19)98, oil on board, 29.5cm by 29cm

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

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Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £110
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Lot 2117

Howard J Burgess (b.1954)
"Aldeburgh Beach June 2004"
Initialled, oil on board, 16cm by 23cm

Provenance: Thompsons, Aldeburgh

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Estimate: £250-400

Sold: £480
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Lot 2118

J M Pook (20th/21st century)
"Newquay Bay"
Signed, acrylic on board, 42.5cm by 57cm

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Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £120
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Lot 2119

Simeon Stafford (b.1956)
"Newlyn"
Signed, inscribed verso, oil on canvas, 76cm by 102cm

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Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £900
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Lot 2120

Simeon Stafford (b.1956)
"A Day at St Michael's Mount"
Signed, inscribed verso, oil on canvas, 61cm by 81cm

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Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £1300
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Lot 2121

Derek Nice (b.1933)
Fishing boat
Signed and dated 1997, driftwood, 47cm high

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Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £120
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Lot 2122

Sue Atkinson (b.1949)
"A Day at the Coast"
Signed, oil on board, 15.5cm by 29cm

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Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £200
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Lot 2123

Cecil Rochfort D'Oyly John (1906-1993)
"Portofino, Italian Riviera"
Signed, inscribed verso, oil on canvas, 29.5cm by 49.5cm

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Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £600
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Lot 2124

Rudolf Paul Hirschenhauser (b.1882-?) Austrian
"Mittenwald"
Signed, signed and inscribed verso, oil on board, 29cm by 34.5cm

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Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £180
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Lot 2125

Jean-Louis Vergne (b,1929) French
"Moulin des Closeaux"
"Environs de Chateau-Thierry"
Signed and inscribed verso, oil on canvas, 36.5cm by 53cm (2)

Provenance: Windsor and Eton Fine Arts Co. Ltd, Berkshire

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Estimate: £400-600

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Lot 2126

Colette Pope Heldner (1902-1990) American
"Swamp Idyll' (Louisiana Bayou Country)
Signed, inscribed verso, oil on canvas, 50cm by 90cm

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Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £200
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Lot 2127

Glynn Williams (b.1955)
Deer in a snowy woodland
Signed, oil on board, 39.5cm by 24cm

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Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £280
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Lot 2128

Colin Moss (b.1948)
Sheep in a snowy landscape
Signed, oil on canvas, 99.5cm by 150.5cm

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Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £400
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Lot 2129

Malcolm Whittaker (b.1937)
"White Horse Near Pewsey"
Inscribed verso, oil and wax? on panel, together with a further mixed media work by the same artist "Ritual Hill Series No.8" and another example by Maureen Collier depicting a modelled ceramic leaf on handmade paper, 18cm by 15cm, 36cm by 33cm (overall) and 11.5cm by 11.5cm respectively (3)

Provenance: From the Estate of Marie Walker Last

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Estimate: £150-250

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Lot 2130

Susan Foord (b.1945)
Abstract landscape
Signed, mixed media on paper laid onto board, 33cm by 35cm

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Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £90
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Lot 2131

Eric James Mellon (1925-2014)
"Amberley Wild Brooks, West Sussex"
Signed, inscribed verso, oil on canvas, 40cm by 50cm

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £220
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Lot 2132

Eric James Mellon (1925-2014)
"View of the South Downs from Houghton, West Sussex"
Signed, inscribed and dated (19)93 verso, oil on board, 61cm by 76cm

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £400
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Lot 2133

Eric James Mellon (1925-2014)
"Bridge over River Arun at Coldwaltham, W. Sussex"
Signed and dated 1971, inscribed verso, oil on board, 51cm by 61cm

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £420
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Lot 2134

David Jan Curtis ROI (b.1948)
Church nestled in an extensive landscape
Signed, oil on board, 23.5cm by 33.5cm

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Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £70
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Lot 2135

Ian MacInnes (b.1922) Scottish
"East Nueck"
Signed, oil on canvas, 33.5cm by 43.5cm

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Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £140
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Lot 2136

Martin Kane (b.1958) Scottish
Lone figure on a Glasgow Street
Signed, oil on canvas, 59cm by 75cm

Provenance: Thumb Gallery Limited, London

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Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £400
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Lot 2137

Martin Kane (b.1958) Scottish
"Still Water"
Signed verso, oil on canvas, 90cm by 121cm

Provenance: Jill George Gallery, London

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Estimate: £400-600

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Lot 2138

Norman Stansfield Cornish (1919-2014)
"Spennymoor Street in 1950"
Signed, oil on board, 86.5cm by 118.5cm

Exhibited: University of Northumbria
Provenance: Private Collection, North East of England

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Born in 1919 in Oxford Street, Spennymoor Norman Cornish began working in the mines on Boxing day in 1933 and not long after he was accepted as a member of the Spennymoor Settlement, at just the age of 15. It was here that he met the author Sid Chaplin and later fellow mining artist Tom McGuinness. The resident warden of the Settlement Bill Farrell encouraged Cornish to "paint the life he knew".

The artists of the Settlement exhibited regularly at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle and directly after the war Cornish held his first solo exhibition at the People's Theatre in Newcastle. The sale of five of his works at the exhibition resulted in him being asked to curate an exhibition on Oxford Street in London "Art by the Miner". The exhibition was organised to create awareness of the newly nationalised coal mines and resulted in Cornish being interviewed on television, it transpired that he was a natural speaker and he continued to converse with the media throughout his career.

Cornish exhibited throughout the North East and nationally and in 1959 he first exhibited at the acclaimed Stone Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne. The gallery prided itself on representing artists with local connections such as Sheila Fell and L.S Lowry in addition to many of the internationally acclaimed historical and old master artists. Cornish established a long standing relationship with the gallery which lasted for over twenty years.

In 1962 he was recognised as the painter of the mining communities and was commissioned to paint a 30 foot mural depicting a mining gala as a celebration of life in County Durham for the new County Hall in Durham.

After thirty three years in the mines and due to a back complaint Cornish left the pits in 1966, encouraged by his wife Sarah he took up painting full time. He obtained a lectureship at Sunderland University one day a week and in 1974 he was awarded with an Honorary Master of Arts Degree from Newcastle University. In 1989 and 1992 he held major exhibitions of his works at the University of Northumbria Gallery and in 1995 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from the University of Northumbria to whom he dedicated a large number of his works in 1997.

Cornish's paintings offer an insight into everyday life in Spennymoor and the mines, capturing scenes of places and an industry that no longer remain. The characters he painted are real people he knew and who belonged to the mining heritage. There was a time when Sid Chaplin expressed concerns over Norman's unvarying subject matter stating "I've often been irritated by his seeming lack of enterprise, his lack of interest in anything but Spennymoor". However this unerring dedication to his subject reveals and provides an intimate rendition of the industrial and social history of the North East.

Estimate: £12000-18000

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Lot 2139

Louis Teeman (20th century)
"Byron Street, Leeds circa 1900"
Signed, inscribed verso, oil on board, 38.5cm by 49cm

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Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £100
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Lot 2140

Malcolm Scott (Contemporary)
"After the Snow Bradford Saltaire"
Signed, inscribed and dated (19)68, inscribed verso, oil on board, 59cm by 49cm

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Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £160
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Lot 2141

Steven Scholes (b.1952)
"Manchester from Long Mill Gate" (1958)
Signed, inscribed and dated 1958 verso, oil on canvas, 49cm by 39cm

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Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £200
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Lot 2142

Steven Scholes (b.1952)
"Albert Dock, Liverpool"
Signed, inscribed, dated 1958 and numbered 97108 verso, oil on canvas, 28cm by 38.5cm

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Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £180
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Lot 2143

Steven Scholes (b.1952)
"Todmorden, West Yorkshire"
Signed, inscribed, dated 1962 and numbered 97125 verso, oil on board, 34.5cm by 26.5cm

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Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £250
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Lot 2144

Steven Scholes (b.1952)
"Hulme, Manchester"
Signed, inscribed, dated 1962 and numbered 97124 verso, oil on board, 24.5cm by 29.5cm

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Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £250
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Lot 2145

Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971)
Power station with corn stoops in the foreground
Signed, indistinctly inscribed verso No.1 NAT, oil on canvas, 76cm by 76cm (unframed)

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Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £2200
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Lot 2146

Herbert Whone (1925-2011)
"Wintry Sky, Outlane, Nr Huddersfield"
Signed and dated (19)65, inscribed verso, oil on canvas, 67cm by 100cm

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Estimate: £250-400

Sold: £700
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Lot 2147

Peter Brook (1927-2009)
"Neighbours"
Signed and inscribed, oil on canvas, 61cm by 51cm

Provenance: Thos Agnew & Sons, London

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Estimate: £1200-1800

Sold: £1200
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Lot 2148

Ernest Burnett Hood (1932-1988)
Steam train
Signed, oil on board, 51cm by 94cm

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Estimate: £300-500

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Lot 2149

Constance-Anne Parker (1921-2016)
Gordale Scar
Signed and dated 1955, oil on canvas, with a further landscape oil painting to the reverse 101cm by 126cm

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Estimate: £300-500

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Lot 2150

John Ridgewell (1937-2004)
Meandering stream
Signed, oil on canvas, 51cm by 40cm (unframed)

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Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £160
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Lot 2151

Piers Browne (b.1949)
"Spring Birds in Flood Water, Wensleydale"
Signed verso, inscribed verso and dated 2006, oil on board, 28.5cm by 38.5cm

Provenance: Blake Galley, Haxby, York

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Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £280
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