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 Spring Fine Art Sale on 20th/21st March 2019 contains a varied selection of fine paintings. these include three works by the Iranian artist Anoush Rahnarvardkar (1924-1983).

Modern British artists represented in the March auction include John Houston RSA, Elliott Seabrooke and Michael Ayrton. Twentieth century works also include a fine 'Still Life of Red Tulips' by Alfred Aaron Wolmark (1877-1961). 

Amongst the earlier paintings in the auction are a wooded river landscape with figures by a follower of Meindert Hobbema.

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