Not Just Landscapes
Of course being in such a nation of wonderful landscapes, there are plenty of landscape paintings in this Saturday's Welsh Sale, but there is much more besides....portraits, animal studies, abstract, graphic art and much more....there really is something for every art collector. Here is a selection of ten non-landscapes!
EDGAR HOLLOWAY limited edition (12/50) etching, 1994 - entitled verso, 'Self Portrait No.25, Goodbye To All That', signed, 23 x 17cms Provenance: private collection, consigned via our Mid-Wales office Auctioneer's Note: this picture had strong overtones to Robert Graves’ autobiography Good-Bye to All That with its themes of saying farewell to both war and the time of youth. For followers of the artist, the image was quite well known, having featured as the cover image for Robert Meyrick’s 1996 catalogue raisonnée The Etchings and Engravings of Edgar Holloway
JOHN PIPER 1962 expansive screenprinted Sanderson fabric in two sections - entitled, 'Stones of Bath', 5.18 x 1.22 metres and 2.44 x 1.22 metres Auctioneer's Note: one of 5 John Piper designs commissioned by and as part of the Arthur Sanderson and Company centenary celebrations in 1960, and manufactured from 1962. Using 19 colours, far more than conventional screenprints on paper, the semi-abstract design was based on the architectural features of the City of Bath. Whilst we have auctioned sections previously, we do not believe such a large expanse has been offered at any auction before. As seen in the V&A collection.
DAVID CARPANINI watercolour and pencil - entitled verso, 'A Routine Whisper of Silences' on Attic Gallery label, signed, 48 x 56cms
ANEURIN JONES oil on board - Welsh cobs with handlers amongst crowds of people, signed verso, 22 x 31cms
CAREY MORRIS oil on canvas - portrait of Mrs Evans, a Llangwm fisherwoman, wearing wide-brimmed hat, skirt, apron and shawl signed in full, 47 x 39cms Provenance: private collection Conwy, consigned via our Colwyn Bay office, a wedding present in 1961, from the artist to the vendor’s mother who was originally from Llandeilo, now a resident of Porthaethwy, Ynys Mon and of whom the artist produced a portrait. Auctioneer's Note: this newly discovered portrait is a version of a larger portrait which we sold at The Welsh Sale in 2017, the larger portrait is illustrated in 'A Celtic Canvas - The Life, Work and Times of Carey Morris Artist, 1882-1968' by Glyn Rhys (Y Lolfa, 2013). The larger painting was titled 'A Welsh Fisherwoman' and the sitter is described in Glyn Rhys' book as a Mrs Evans of Llangwm, who would '...get up at four in the morning to walk the 35 miles each way, if necessary, to Carmarthen, to sell fish she had caught the day before'. The larger version was exhibited at the Royal Academy.
NEALE HOWELLS mixed media on wooden panel - entitled verso, 'Remember When I Was Popular', signed and dated '23 verso, 150 x 100cms
CLAUDIA WILLIAMS oil on canvas - entitled verso, 'What Have You Found?', signed with initials, dated verso October 2005, 32 x 23cms
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS RBA circular oil on canvas - young woman sewing baby's clothes before a landscape with cherubs, entitled verso 'First Garments' and signed verso, 76cms diam Provenance: private collection mid-Wales, with Phillips auction house at the artist's studio auction on behalf of the Williams family, catalogued by Phillips as 'The Seamstress' (Lot 9, 1986) Auctioneer's Note: Christopher Williams’ mother died shortly after his birth, and he was christened on her coffin, consequently motherhood and babes in arms were an enduring theme in his paintings
KEITH BOWEN large oil on canvas - half portrait of a countryman, entitled verso 'The Stable Lad - 'Billy Wilson'', signed recto and verso with date 2005, 140 x 100cms
KEVIN SINNOTT oil on panel - entitled verso, 'Come On' on Martin Tinney Gallery label, signed with initials in pencil, dated 2014 verso, 19 x 14cms
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