‘A Box of Delights’

Frederick James Porter

Our winter selection ‘A Box of Delights’ is now available online This eclectic selection of drawings and paintings has been especially put together for winter 2018. Including everything from portraits to interiors, spanning late eighteenth century Italy to early twentieth century Britain via late nineteenth century India, it is a real box of delights, with…

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J Ward

John Ward, R.A. (British 1917-2007) £2500 KT 187 Still Life with Marigolds Signed and dated l.r.: John Ward/1995, watercolour over pencil with white chalk on grey paper 18.5 x 27.2 cm Exhibited Mall Galleries, ‘The Discerning Eye’, 1990 This charming drawing is a fine example of Ward at his fluent best. The artist’s work can…

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Circle of Samuel Shelley

Attributed to Samuel Shelley A lady wearing a mob cap sewing £750 Grey wash over pencil with pen and brown ink, on laid paper with a partial Strasburg Lily watermark, indistinctly  inscribed verso: .amk(?)/.-.-., mounted, unframed 18.9 x 12 cm The lady in this drawing appears to be using an embroidery frame. Return to Winter Selection

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English School late18th Century

English School late 18th Century On the Tiber about 4 or 5 miles above Ponte Molle, Rome £2500 KT 148 Watercolour over traces of graphite, inscribed in pencil verso: On the Tiber about/4 or 5 miles above/Ponte Mole-/…. 27.5 x 37.5 cm Provenance Possibly Sir William Forbes, 6th Bt. of Moneymusk and from 1781 that…

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Mrs Augusta Innes Withers

Mrs Augusta Innes Withers (British, 1792–1877) A white hen with her chicks £1800 Signed and inscribed on pink ribbon: Mrs Withers 26 Grove Place. Delt., watercolour with gum arabic 12 x 23.9 cm The artist was the daughter of a chaplain to the Prince Regent and became Botanical Painter to Queen Adelaide. Henry Rogers Broughton…

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Attributed to Frederick James Porter

Attributed to Frederick James Porter A snowy square £3600 Oil on canvas, in an early 20th century gold painted wood frame  46 x 30.5 cm; 60 x 45 cm framed  This most probably depicts either the west side of Russell Square or Brunswick Square, which was demolished in the 1960’s to make way for the Brunswick Shopping Centre and the north…

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Oscar Schafft German (fl. early 20th Century)

Oscar Schafft German (fl. early 20th Century) Bison in a landscape £2500 Signed and inscribed l.r.: O. Schafft/Berlin, pencil, in original wood frame with original exhibition labels attached verso 42.3 x 60 cm; 59 x 77.5 cm framed Exhibited Grosse Berlin Kunstausstellung 1905, 1033a Schafft would appear to have been a talented illustrator active in…

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Patna School, Musicians and Dancers

Patna School, early 19th century Dancing girls and Musicians £2200 the pair Two, bodycolour, one on paper watermarked: SMITH & ALLNUTT 1815 Each 20.5 x 33.5 cm Provenance: Mrs Baldock The Company School artists of the Patna School specialised in the depiction of everyday activities for their British patrons. The name Company School describes the…

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William Payne (1760-1833)

William Payne (British 1760-1833) £2400 each painting   KT197A Rustics by a ruined church at the water’s edge Signed verso in pen and brown ink: W. Payne, watercolour over pencil 21.8 x 30.9 cm Provenance Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland KT197B William Payne (British 1760-1833) A ruined castle on a hill in a river landscape…

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John Linnell (1792-1882)

John Linnell (1792-1882) Portrait of Fanny Sheppard playing the guitar £1200 KT240 Signed and inscribed l.r.: Miss Fanny Sheppard/J.Linnell fo./The Ridge Isley/Glostershr../Miss Fanny Sheppard, pencil and white and red chalks on grey paper 27.8 x 38.3 cm Provenance A gift from the artist to the sitter Exhibited ‘John Linnell, Truth to Nature: A Centennial Exhibition’,…

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