Dreweatts Fine Art sale held on 5 December saw competitive bidding for works across the spectrum of old master, 18th, 19th and 20th works offered for sale.
Amongst the more traditional pictures, a stunning portrait of William Leyborne attributed to Mather Brown, left, had until 1985 resided at Littlecote House, near Hungerford; it performed particularly well realising an aggregate price of £15,000 against pre-sale estimates of £7,000-10,000.
A sympathetic and declicate late 17th century / early 18th century Dutch School oil, Portrait of a lady with pearls, above, achieved £1,875.
Landscape with a Waterfall, Cottage and Bridge by Dutch artist Jacob van Ruisdael (1628-1682), right, also sold successfully at £62,500.
Country road with cottage and figures by Frederick Waters Watts (British 1800-1862), left, sold for £3,750 well above its estimates of £1,000-1,500.
This beautiful work, right, by French artist Emile Antoine Bayard (1837-1891) of a nude draped in blue cloth, The Blue Lady, reached £10,000 versus pre-sale estimates of £4,000-6,000.
From the modern section a group of five paintings by Scottish artist, Jack Vettriano, proved very popular and were heavily contested with the works collectively achieving £208,750.
Notable prices were also achieved for a compelling sculpture in bronze, right, by Sir Jacob Epstein (American/British 1880-1959) of Indian poet and musician, Rabindranath Tagore, the work was conceived in 1926; enthusiastically contested, it sold for £16,250.
An intricately worked oil on panel by Maxwell Ashby Armfield (British 1882-1972), All Washed and Ready, also saw competitive bidding, to £4,375, with pre-sale estimates of £1,500-2,000.
The impressive oil, Still life with lemons and wool, above, by Italian artist, Oscar Ghiglia (Italian 1876-1945) sold for £20,000.
We are now accepting consignments for our series of Spring sales taking place next year:
3rd April 2019 – Old Master, British & European Art including Sporting Pictures
3rd April 2019 – Modern & Contemporary Art
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