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Lot 2000

After Jacques Villon (1875-1963) French
"Tete d'homme"
Hand coloured lithograph, numbered 151/400, 50cm by 40.5cm, unframed

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £40
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Lot 2001

After Edward Weston (1886-1958) American
"Pepper No. 30"
After the silver point reproduction, 23.5cm by 18cm together with "Shell 1927" and "Cabbage leaf" and a further black and white reproduction after Imogen Cunningham depicting Magnolia blossom, 23.5cm by 18cm, 23cm by 18cm, 17.5cm by 23cm and 22.5cm by 17.5cm respectively (4) (unframed)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £80
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Lot 2002

After Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) American
"Can't wait"
Signed in pencil and inscribed AP, bears blindstamp, lithograph in colours, 72cm by 58.5cm

Sold together with the certificate of authenticity for Fine Art Wholesalers, Florida

Estimate: £250-400

NOT SOLD
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Lot 2003

Henry Moore OM, CH, FBA (1898-1986)
"Sheep Standing"
Signed and numbered III/X, a black and white reproduction, 33cm by 43.5cm

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Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £600
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Lot 2004

Henry Moore OM, CH, FBA (1898-1986)
"Sheep Heads"
Signed and numbered 42/50, a black and white reproduction, 22.5cm by 21.5cm

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £1000
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Lot 2005

After Helen Layfield Bradley MBE (1900-1979)
"Blackpool Sands"
Signed in pencil, with the Fine Art Trade Guild blindstamp, from an edition of 850, a colour reproduction, together with three further prints after the artist "Our Christmas Ducks" and two prints entitled "Evening on the Promenade" 47.5cm by 62cm, 41.5cm by 50.5cm, 46.5cm by 61cm and 46.5cm by 61cm respectively (4) (unframed)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £90
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Lot 2006

After Helen Layfield Bradley MBE (1900-1979)
"It was a beautiful place"
Signed in pencil, with the Fine Art Trade Guild blindstamp, a colour reproduction, together with three further prints after the artist "Promenade at Blackpool", "Blackpool South Shore Railway Station", "Waterloo Road" and "Hot pies now ready" 49cm by 71cm, 47.5cm by 60.5cm, 39.5cm by 56.5cm and 28.5cm by 38.5cm respectively (4)

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £50
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Lot 2007

John Tunnard ARA (1900-1971)
"Holiday"
Colour lithograph, 1947, from an edition of unknown size, printed by Baynard Press, published by School Prints Ltd, London, 48.5cm by 75cm

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £50
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Lot 2008

John Piper CH (1903-1992)
"San Moisè, Venice"
Signed in pencil, numbered 21/50, lithograph, 73cm by 53.5cm

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £400
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Lot 2009

Robert Tavener (1920-2004)
"Hedgerows & Downs (no.2)"
Signed and inscribed, a colour artist's proof, together with a further limited edition "Chanctonbury Ring, Sussex (no 3)", numbered 22/50, 41cm by 64cm and 41cm by 61cm respectively (2)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £280
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Lot 2010

After Peter Brook (1927-2009)
Shepherd and sheep before a country lane
Signed in pencil, inscribed "Artist's Proof", a colour reproduction, together with a limited edition black and white reproduction of a tram after the same artist, 77cm by 56cm and 49cm by 59.5cm respectively (2)

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £100
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Lot 2011

After Geoffrey W. Birks YWS (1929-1993)
"Three of the Best"
Signed inscribed and numbered 374/375, artist's proof, bearing the artist's blindstamp, coloured reproduction, together with six further artist's proof colour reproductions entitled "In Trouble with the Law" numbered 228/375, "School Doctor Next!", "School Dentist" numbered 231/375,
"Fish and Chips 30 Times" numbered 374/375, "Time Gentlemen Please" and a further coloured reproduction entitled "Rug Tabing" numbered 375/375, each 30.5cm by 21.5cm, unframed (7)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £110
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Lot 2012

Roger Silvester (1939-2016)
"Medway Industrial"
Signed in pencil, inscribed and dated (19)61, lithograph, together with a coloured lithograph entitled "Brick Kiln", a drawing of a still life with pigeon and a further lithograph of an industrial scene by the same artist 40cm by 55cm, 42cm by 54cm, 36cm by 49cm and 54cm by 76cm respectively (4)

Exhibited: Pigeon II and Brick Kilns exhibited with Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £200
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Lot 2013

Roger Silvester (1939-2016)
"Song of Solomon"
Signed, inscribed in pencil and dated (19)74, numbered 7/7, together with three further prints by the same artist including "Song of Solomon" and "My Beloved is Mine & I am his" and three other prints by various artists, 101.5cm by 71.5cm, 101cm by 71cm, 74.5cm by 53cm and various other sizes (7) (unframed)

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £160
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Lot 2014

After Jack Vettriano (b.1951) Scottish
"Game On"
Signed in pencil, numbered 174/495, a colour reproduction, 54cm by 42cm

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £550
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Lot 2015

After Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)
"Daemon Series/Project 18" - Portrait of a female sitter from behind, seated on a stool wearing a purple slip
Signed, inscribed and numbered 22/375, a colour reproduction, 88cm by 56.5cm

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £280
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Lot 2016

After Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)
"Esther - Rear view"
Signed, inscribed and numbered 98/250, a colour reproduction, 42cm by 53.5cm

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £220
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Lot 2017

After Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)
"Anna with black shawl"
Signed, inscribed and numbered, a colour reproduction, 73.5cm by 35cm

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £300
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Lot 2018

After Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)
"Esther/ rear view - St Anthony theme - Project 18"
Signed, inscribed and numbered 14/25, artist's proof, a colour reproduction, 76.5cm by 64cm

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £300
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Lot 2019

After Mackenzie Thorpe (b.1956)
"Vale over Yorkshire"
Signed in pencil, inscribed and numbered 34/850, with Washington Green blindstamp, a colour reproduction, 42.5cm by 49.5cm

Provenance: Castle Galleries, Birmingham

Sold together with the certificate of authenticity

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £180
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Lot 2020

After Mackenzie Thorpe (b.1956)
"You Only Need Love"
Signed in pencil, inscribed and numbered 21/850, with Washington Green blindstamp, a colour reproduction, 40cm by 42cm

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £130
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Lot 2021

After Mackenzie Thorpe (b.1956)
"Three Dogs and a Bee"
Signed in pencil, inscribed and numbered 412/750, with Washington Green blindstamp, a colour reproduction, 40cm by 47cm

Sold together with the certificate of authenticity

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £140
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Lot 2022

After Mackenzie Thorpe (b.1956)
"Wonka Land"
Signed, inscribed and numbered 781/850, with Washington Green blindstamp, a colour reproduction, 50.5cm by 33cm

Estimate: £80-100

Sold: £170
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Lot 2023

After Mackenzie Thorpe (b.1956)
"Out of the Sun"
Signed, inscribed and numbered 236/300, a colour reproduction, 49cm by 56cm

Estimate: £150-250

NOT SOLD
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Lot 2024

After Mackenzie Thorpe (b.1956)
"The love of my life"
Signed in pencil, inscribed and numbered AP12/85, with Washington Green blindstamp, a colour reproduction, 46cm by 34.5cm

Provenance: Castle Galleries, Birmingham

Sold together with the certificate of authenticity

Estimate: £90-150

Sold: £140
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Lot 2025

After Mackenzie Thorpe (b.1956)
"Out of the sun"
Signed in pencil, inscribed and numbered 272/300, with Washington Green blindstamp, a colour reproduction, 49.5cm by 56cm

Provenance: Castle Galleries, Birmingham

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £130
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Lot 2026

Edith Lawrence (1890-1973)
"The Mill, Langholm, Scotland"
Signed, inscribed and dated 1930 verso, pencil and watercolour, together with four further watercolours by the same hand including a view from an aeroplane window, a study of a congregation of people, possibly depicting the open air assembly "Landsgemeinde at Glarus, Switzerland" and a study of cattle at a gate, 50.5cm by 35cm, 23cm by 30cm, 48.5cm by 34cm, 35cm by 50cm respectively (4) (unframed)

Provenance: From the Estate of Edith Lawrence

Born in Surrey in 1890. Lawrence was a painter, designer, printmaker and teacher. She attended the Slade School of Art from 1910-14, where she was a prizewinning student. She went on the spend a period of time in St. Ives and returned to the Slade in 1916 where she studied under the Canadian born artist Percyval Tudor Hart and also began exhibiting at the Royal Academy and New English Art Club. In 1917 she took up a teaching position at Runston Hill School and in 1920 she met Claude Flight, the founder of the Grosvenor School of Modern Art. In 1925 she moved into Claude Flight's studio and the two shared an exhibition of textiles and linocuts at the Redfern Gallery in 1926. In 1927 they set up an interior decorating business trying out different methods of linocut, wallpaper, wall hangings and textiles.

Edith spent many summers with Claude at his Neolithic chalk cave in the banks of the Seine at Chantemesle, that he had purchased for 300 francs after his time in France during WW1. Here he taught the art of the linocut at informal summer schools.

During WWII Claude and Edith lived in London working from their studio off Baker Street. Later fleeing from the blitz they moved to a cottage in Donhead St Andrew. She spent much of her later life at Worth Matravers, the surrounding area becoming a source of inspiration for many of her paintings.

In 1973, the year of her death Edith held a solo exhibition at the University of Hull, which was later followed by a memorial exhibition in the same year at the Parkin Gallery dedicated to both Edith and Claude.

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £420
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Lot 2027

Edith Lawrence (1890-1973)
"Suburbia" 1973
Signed in pencil, inscribed verso, pencil and watercolour, together with four further landscape watercolours by the artist including "Sussex" and "Spring in Surrey", each approximately 40cm by 59cm (5)

Provenance: From the Estate of Edith Lawrence

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £650
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Lot 2028

Edith Lawrence (1890-1973)
"Cherence, Normandy"
Signed, signed and inscribed verso, pencil and watercolour, together with three further watercolour examples by the same hand including "Seine at Vernon", "N. France", "Madame Jeromes at Chantemesle" 35cm by 50cm, 49.5cm by 34.5cm (4) (unframed)

Provenance: From the Estate of Edith Lawrence

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £550
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Lot 2029

Edith Lawrence (1890-1973)
"Near Lands End"
Signed, inscribed and priced £10.10.0, pencil and watercolour, together with four further examples by the same hand including "At Arne", "Outside Grappli", "Tarras Moss" and "Farmyard Renscombe", 35cm by 50.5cm, (5) (unframed)

Provenance: From the Estate of Edith Lawrence

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £650
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Lot 2030

Edith Lawrence (1890-1973)
Portrait of a man, head and shoulders, in profile
Pencil, together with two further head and shoulders portrait studies of a gentlemen smoking a pipe and wearing spectacles and a lady wearing a pearl necklace, each lightly squared for transfer, together with a sheet of vignette landscape studies and two pencil and watercolour sketches, one inscribed "Eye ward" the other depicting nurses on a hospital ward, 44cm by 36.5cm, 40.5cm by 30cm, 37.5cm by 51cm and 35cm by 50cm respectively (6) (unframed)

Provenance: From the Estate of Edith Lawrence

See Illustration - part lot

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £180
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Lot 2031

Attributed to Edith Lawrence (1890-1973)
Houses and Trees
A linocut printed in colours, together with two further versions of the same design in different colour palettes and a collection of linocut prints by C. Deedes including "Junipers", "Mountain Stronghold", Tree in a landscape, a further landscape study with vegetation and a copse of trees, and an example of what is believed to be "Winter Sleep", including the pencil sketch and cartoon on tracing paper for this example, 23cm by 28cm various other sizes (10) (unframed)

Provenance: From the Estate of Edith Lawrence

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £480
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Lot 2032

Lill Tschudi (1911-2004) Swiss
"Venetian Rhythms III"
Signed in pencil, inscribed and numbered 6/50, linocut printed in colours, 51.5cm by 25cm, mounted, unframed

Provenance: From the Estate of Edith Lawrence

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £280
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Lot 2033

Lill Tschudi (1911-2004) Swiss
"Kites"
Signed in pencil and inscribed, linocut printed in colours, 45.5cm by 26cm, mounted, unframed

Provenance: From the Estate of Edith Lawrence

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £380
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Lot 2034

Grosvenor School (early 20th century)
Boxing Match
Linocut printed in colours, 28cm by 37cm

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £450
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Lot 2035

Dame Laura Knight RA, RWS, RE, RWA, PSWA, DBE (1877-1970)
Circus horse
Horse rearing
Signed, pencil, 27cm by 18.5cm (2)

Dame Laura Knight was a figure and landscape painter in oil and watercolour, draughtsman and etcher. She was born in Long Eaton in Derbyshire and later studied at Nottingham School of Art, where she met her husband Harold Knight. They both became members of the Staithes Group of artists on the North East Yorkshire Coast, and from 1908-18 lived in Cornwall. In 1903 Laura exhibited her first work at the Royal Academy.

Dame Laura Knight produced a number of sketches and drawings of the circus showing figures and animals performing. Her interest in the circus began after WW1, circa 1920, with the Swallow Circus in Islington, where Walter Sickert is also known to have visited and drawn inspiration. In 1927 she met Bertram Mills and travelled with Mill's outfit between 1927-1929.

Respective exhibitions were held at the Upper Galleries in 1969 & Nottingham Castle Museum in 1970.

Estimate: £250-400

Sold: £650
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Lot 2036

Dame Laura Knight RA, RWS, RE, RWA, PSWA, DBE (1877-1970)
Study of an elephant in a circus ring
Signed, pencil and watercolour, 15.5cm by 24.5cm

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £650
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Lot 2037

Circle of Dame Laura Knight RA, RWS, RE, RWA, PSWA, DBE (1877-1970)
Study of a clown
Charcoal on buff paper, 33.5cm by 23.5cm

For comparable see Bonhams Knightsbridge, British and European Art, Clowns at Circus June 28, 2016, lot 18

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £300
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Lot 2038

John Bellany (1842-2013)
Figures drinking sangria
Signed and inscribed, pencil, 28cm by 22cm

Sold with an accompanying book "John Bellany" by John McEwen, and a letter dated 7th January 1965 to Mr G Paterson from the artist.

Provenance: Given by the artist to Mr G Paterson, thence by descent

See Illustration

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £320
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Lot 2039

Circle of David Bomberg (1890-1957)
Study of a female nude
Bears signature, watercolour, 35cm by 24cm

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £20
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Lot 2040

Harry Epworth Allen (1894-1958)
A study of derelict quarry buildings
Signed, pencil, together with a pencil and watercolour study of figures before a triumphal arch by another artist 30cm by 43.5cm and 36.5cm and 49cm (2)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £110
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Lot 2041

Attributed to John Piper CH (1903-1992)
View of the Alexander column and the Hermitage, St Petersburg
Bears signature verso, pen and ink and watercolour, 10cm by 6.5cm

Estimate: £180-220

Sold: £180
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Lot 2042

John Stanton Ward RA (1917-2007)
A village green with church spire beyond
Signed and dated 1953, pen and ink and watercolour, 23cm by 32cm

Estimate: £150-250

NOT SOLD
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Lot 2043

John Stanton Ward (1917-2007)
Study of a reclining nude
Signed and dated 1959, 21.5cm by 25.5cm

Estimate: £200-300

NOT SOLD
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Lot 2044

Norman Stansfield Cornish (1919-2014)
"St. Paul's Church as seen from St. Paul's Street, Winter, Spennymoor"
Signed, black felt tip, 14cm by 19.5cm

Sold together with a Christmas card featuring the sketch to the front inscribed as follows :

"Dear George, wishing you and family a happy Christmas and a good and prosperous New Year, All the best, Norman and Sarah (Cornish)

Provenance: Acquired from George Teasdale

Estimate: £2000-3000

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Lot 2045

Kenneth Rowell (1920-1999)
"Bluebeard, Guests at Court"
Signed with initials and inscribed, mixed media and collage, together with ten further works by the same artist including "Bluebeard Wedding Guest Act III", "Bluebeard Wedding Guest - Act III", "Bluebeard Guest at the Wedding Act III", "Bluebeard Act III Wedding Guest (Dancer)", "Bluebeard Wedding Guest - Act III", "Bluebeard Bohemian - Act III", "Bluebeard, (Nabob?) Wedding Guest, Act III", "Bluebeard Act III, Wedding guest Eccentric", "Bluebeard - Queen Clementina? - Act III", "Bluebeard Wedding Guest - Act III" and a further illustration by another artist approx 21cm by 15cm and 29cm by 20cm respectively (12)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £500
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Lot 2046

William G Bell (b.1928)
"Ship Street, Barrow"
Signed, signed and inscribed verso, mixed media, together with a further charcoal study by the same hand "Underground at Solway Colliery" and another pastel "Old friends, Barrow Island" 28cm by 41cm, 29cm by 34cm and 34cm by 48cm respectively (3)

Estimate: £60-90

Sold: £170
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Lot 2047

Jose Royo (b.1941) Spanish
Study of a girl looking down
Signed, pencil and coloured crayon, 37.5cm by 37.5cm together with a bound book entitled `Royo Pasión' (2)

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £140
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Lot 2048

Kathleen Barbara Russell (b.1940)
"Sands I"
Signed, mixed media, together with two further examples by the same hand "West Coast" and "Rhum and Eigg" 39.5cm by 49cm, 28.5cm by 40cm and 25.5cm by 38cm respectively (3)

Born in 1940, educated at Mary Erskine School for girls Edinburgh, Russell studied at the Edinburgh College of Art from 1858-63, after which she became a lecturer in drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art. Russell exhibited at a number of galleries including Gallery Paton, Edinburgh, Woodlands Gallery, Greenwich, King's College, London, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh among others.


Further biographical details relating to the artist are sold with this lot

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £350
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Lot 2049

Neil Forster (b.1940)
Study of a kneeling female nude from behind
Signed, pastel, 37.5cm by 27.5cm

Exhibited: Petley Fine Art, London

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £250
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