Paintings & Prints

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Paintings & Prints

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Fine English and Continental Paintings & Prints are offered in specialist auctions three times a year. Decorative pictures, prints and miniatures of lesser value are included in monthly Antique and Vintage Interiors Sales

Paintings at Brightwells are offered on behalf of vendors throughout the UK, with auctions attracting internet and telephone bidding from all over the world. High prices have been achieved in a number of diverse areas including Old Masters, Modern British, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Portraits; Victorian Paintings and Watercolours: they have included £74000 for a study of St. Joseph by Gaetano Gandolfi, £46000 for Storm on the Sussex Downs by Sir William Nicholson, £48000 for an Irish landscape by Paul Henry RHA, £47,000 for a rare mezzotint by Christopher Nevinson ARW; £40,000 for a London Street View by Sir Lawrence Gowing and £42000 for a work by Dorothea Sharpe. A recent highlight has been the sale of the Sam Kenrick Collection of Indian Miniatures which sold for a total of over £100,000.

Brightwells Summer Fine Art Sale on 13/14th November 2019 contains a varied selection of fine paintings, watercolours and prints, many from private collections in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire. 

Amongst the prints is a rare screen print by John Piper depicting Stokesay Castle and a colour lithograph by H.R.H. Prince Charles of a mountainous landscape titled 'Overlooking Wadi Arkam, Asir Province'. 

Watercolours include a working drawing by Walter Sickert for the south facade of St. Jacques, Dieppe. Sickert worked in Dieppe for over three decades and was intrigued with various notable buildings and streets within the town. He regularly used them for subject matter for his work. Victorian watercolours in the sale include examples by John Linnell, Richard P. Spiers, David Cox, Thomas Shotter Boys and others. 

Amongst the Victorian oil paintings is a work by the artist Richard Whitford which depicts William Crowther, a farmer from Aston Somerville, near Evesham together with horses and a whippet by a river. Modern British paintings include an oil by the Welsh artist Ivor Davies believed to have been painted in the late 1950's. 

For enquiries about buying or selling Paintings through Brightwells please contact
James Pearn Tel 01568 611122. E-mail