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John Arthur Lomax (1857-1923)

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John Arthur Lomax (1857-1923)

The Debate

Oil on Panel, 29 x 44cm / 42 x 57cm

POA

Born in Manchester in 1857, Lomax studied at the Munich Academy in Stuttgart before returning to Manchester and finally to London. His paintings are mainly historical genre subjects with particular interest in the Civil War period, often with dramatic and sentimental quality. He is much noted for his ability to render in great detail individual expression and differences in quality of textures. This is a small and exquisite painting that keeps the viewer entranced with its clever composition, drama and detail. A fine example that great paintings come in all sizes. Lomax exhibited at The Royal Society of British Artists, Birmingham, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Manchester City Art Gallery, The Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. 

Japanese Imari Charger Circa 1900.

Japanese Imari Charger Plate circa. 1900

D 30cm

Imari porcelain is the name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyūshū. They were exported to Europe extensively from the port of Imari, Saga, between the second half of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. Imari or Arita porcelain has been continuously produced up through the present day.

Typically the colours used are cobalt blue with red and gold. While subject matter is varied with foliage and flowers, people, genre scenes and pattern.  Most designs are uniquely Japanese owing to the rich Japanese tradition of paintings and costume design. The porcelain has a gritty texture on the bases, where it is not covered by glaze. There is also blue and white Imari. 

Benjamin Williams Leader (1831-1923)

Benjamin Williams Leader (1831-1923) 

On the River Llugwy

Oil on Canvas, 60 x 42cm / 88 x 68cm

Benjamin Williams Leader was born in Worcester, his father was a keen amateur artist - a friend of Constables, and studied art at Worcester School of Design and later at the Royal Academy. The surrounding countryside to where he lived served as his early inspiration, the picturesque villages and churches, the fields and rivers. His work proved very popular and he sold successfully. He was a regular exhibitor at the RA. 1859 proved to be his most successful year yet, exhibiting his 'A Quiet Pool in Glen Falloch',  following a trip to Scotland, Leader' s work was bought by Agnew's and was now going to private galleries rather than being exhibited publicly.

He painted the landscapes and scenes between the Severn Valley, Worcestershire, and Wales, in particular, exhibited to much acclaim at the RA 1865, was 'Autumn's Last Gleam' and later in 1881 'February Fill Dyke', following which he became an associate (ARA) and then a Royal Academician (RA) in 1898.

His works are represented in many museum and private collections. 

 

 

Arthur H Rigg (1868-1947)

Arthur H Rigg (1868-1947)

A Scottish Landscape

Oil on Canvas, 112 x 76cm / 146 x 110cm

Arthur H Rigg was a British painter well known for his beautiful landscapes. This work sits within a gilt period frame and would make a lovely statement piece for any room. 

  

Arthur A Davis (1877-1905)

Arthur A Davis, (British fl 1877-1905),

'Resting' 

Framed watercolour, signed, 59 x 47cm / 36 x 26cm

Arthur A Davis was well known for his dogs, his name is synonymous with Victorian sporting art. As a set of four, these paintings make a beautiful group, signed and dated by the artist. 

George F Papperitz (1846-1918)

George F Pappertiz (1846-1918)

Portrait of a Beautiful Lady 

70 x 58cm / 93 x 82cm

George F Papperitz was a well known German artist whose skill and technique is exemplified in this beautiful and sensitive work. 

William Banks Fortescue (1850-1924)

William Banks Fortescue (1850-1924)

Sold to  private Collector UK 

Oil on Canvas 

Like several of his fellow Newlyners, William Banks Fortescue hailed from Birmingham. Although he is very much recognised as a Newlyn School painter, he spent the majority of his painting career living and working in the rival art colony some seven miles away at St Ives. 

 

 

 

 

Alberto Morrocco (1917-1998)

Alberto Morocco (1917-1998)

Merendero at Nerja 'Open-air Cafe' in Nerja 1977

Signed and dated, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30cm

Alberto Morrocco was born in Aberdeen, the son of immigrant Italians. He is famous for his Scottish landscapes and his precocious talent as a draughtsman. Heavily influenced by Picasso and Braques, prodigiously productive, Morocco spent the majority of his career as Head of Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. Without doubt the greatest portraitist of his generation, well known for his portrait of The Queen Mother as Chancellor of The University of Dundee. Awarded the San Vita Romano Prize and the Guthrie and Carnegie Awards of the Royal Scottish Academy, he served on sth Scottish Arts Council and the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland, he was awarded an OBE in 1993 and elected an Honorary Fellow of the Society in 1995. 

His works are sought after and well collected, well represented in museums and private collections and his work is known particularly for its other worldliness and skill of execution. 

Arthur A Davis (Fl 1877-1905)

Arthur A Davis, (British fl 1877-1905),

'Uncertain' 

Framed watercolour, signed, 59 x 47cm / 36 x 26cm

Arthur A Davis was well known for his dogs, his name is synonymous with Victorian sporting art. As a set of four, these paintings make a beautiful group, signed and dated by the artist. 

Gilt & Turquoise Sevres Vase Circa.1940-1950

Gilt & Turquoise Sevres Vase circa. 1940-1950

Height 121cm / Width 45cm 

Sevres porcelain has been made in Sevres, France, since 1769. Many copies of the famous ware have been made. The name originally referred to the works of the Royal Porcelain factory. The name now includes any of the wares made in the town of Sevres, France. Sevres porcelains are known for their quality, design, and enamel decorations in colors like royal blue, turquoise, rose, and gold. 

This large vase shows two beautiful hand painted illustrations on either side of typical genre scenes. Stunning colours and gilt detail in excellent condition. 

Arthur A Davis (1877-1905)

Arthur A Davis, (British fl 1877-1905),

'A Clinking Double'' 

Framed watercolour, signed, 59 x 47cm / 36 x 26cm

£2,950 (Set of Four)

Arthur A Davis was well known for his dogs, his name is synonymous with Victorian sporting art. As a set of four, these paintings make a beautiful group, signed and dated by the artist. 

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) 

Partridge in Flight 

Acquired on behalf of a Private collector.

Watercolour 

Renown for his birds, Thorburn is widely sought after by sporting enthusiasts from around the world. He established his reputation following a commission to illustrate Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Isles, by Lord Lilford in 1887. His paintings were exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy until he became disillusioned with the institution and moved to A. Baird, 70 Jermyn Street. In particular his works depicting grouse, partridge and pheasant hold particular interest for collectors of Sporting Art today. 

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

Grouse in Flight 1926 

Sold to Private Collector, UK 

Watercolour, 33 x 55cm Signed: A. Thorburn

Archibald Thorburn is one of the most well known names in British Sporting Art. Famous for his detailed and accurate paintings of wild birds and of Deer. His original works are hard to come by and sought after by collectors around the world. A great many of his paintings have been reproduced as prints. 

Thorburn was a Scottish illustrator and painter, working primarily in watercolour. He was the fifth son of Robert Thorburn (1818-1885), portrait miniaturist to Queen Victoria. In 1887 Archibald Thorburn was commissioned to illustrate Lord Lilford's 'Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Isles' and this firmly established his reputation as a painter of birds. He illustrated numerous natural history, wildlife and sporting books, including his own, and regularly scoured the Scottish Highlands sketching and painting wild birds against the evocative and dramatic landscapes. 

 

 

 

Sir Alfred J Munnings (1878-1959)

Sir Alfred J Munnings

Winter at Flatford

Oil on canvas

Acquired on behalf of a Private Collector, UK 

A beautiful landscape by Munnings, whose work is increasingly in demand and is established in numerous National and International private and public collections and museums. 

 

Edwin Henry Holder (1864-1917)

Edwin Henry Holder (1864-1917)

A Pair of Landscapes

Oil on Canvas, 16.5 x 26.5cm / 30cm x 39.5cm

SOLD

The Yorkshire artist Edwin Henry Holder was born in Scarborough and exhibited his work from 1864 to 1893 at Suffolk street and at the Royal Academy from 1872 to 1873. Primarily a landscape artist, Holder mostly painted scenes from Yorkshire. He travelled widely and in 1917 exhibited a view of Victoria Falls. His works are well represented in National Museum Collections. 

Henrietta Rae (1859-1928)

Henrietta Rae (1859-1928) 

Lady Winifred Renshaw and her eldest child Thomas Renshaw 

Oil on Canvas, Signed and Dated 1903

Provenance: Estate of Captain Thomas A Renshaw and Mrs Anne Renshaw

Exhibited: Royal Academy 1903, No 193, Illustrated: Royal Academy Pictures, 1903, p. 37.

Lady Winifred Edith Renshaw was born Lady Winifred Edith Clements in 1875, th eldest daughter of Robert Bermingham Clements, 4th Earl of Leitrim and Lady Winifred Coke. 

Sold to Private Collector, UK 

Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803-1902)

Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803-1902)

A Mountain Group - Evening 1896

Oil on Canvas, 41 x 51cm, Signed

SOLD

Thomas Sidney Cooper was born in Canterbury. Showing an early talent for drawing he was employed as a painter with a local coach builder before being accepted to the Royal Academy Schools in 1823. In 1827 he moved to Brussels where he shared a studio with Eugene Verboekhoven (1799-1881). 

On his return to England in 1831, Cooper became the country's foremost painter of cattle and his work proved so popular he received many commissions and exhibited widely. His funeral in Canterbury Cathedral was attend by Edward Poynter, President of the Royal Academy.  

Ferdinand Roybet (1840-1920)

Ferdinand Roybet (1840-1920)

A Cavalier

Oil on Board 79 x 63cm

An artist of international standing in his own lifetime, Roybet excelled in the representation of musketeers and people of the Court from the eighteenth century. His technical virtusoity and skill in the rendering of silks and rich garments relate him to Rubens and the Flemish school.  Roybet was renowned amongst the French and American bourgeoisie, among his most famous portraits are: Comte Potocki, Jules Lefebvre, Cormon and Madame Olympe Heriot (1891). Such important works as Propos gallants 1893, La Main Chaude 1894, La Saraband 1895, L'Astronome, Les Savants 1901 and Le Refus des impots 1909, were all successfully exhibited at Salon. 

Well represented in many National and International collections, in particular the Musee Roybet Fould, Coubevoie, France houses a large selection of his works. 

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Charles Simpson (1885-1971)

Charles Simpson (1885-1971)

Greylag

52 x 71cm / 69.5 x 89cm

Charles Simpson was born in Camberley, Surrey. Having failed to get in to the army due to health reasons Simpson went on to study painting. He studied under the famous animal and genre artist Lucy Kemp-Welch and then at the Atelier Julian in Paris (1910). Drawn to painting horses, Simpson studied under Sir Alfred J Munnings in the early 1900's. Under Munnings' suggestion Simpson went to Cornwall where he eventually settled with the artist Ruth Alison. With Alison, Simpson set up and ran Piazza Studios until 1924. Following a brief sojourn in London, then Lamorna, they finally settled near Penzance. 

Simpson was particularly known for his paintings of birds and animals, which were both exhibited (including at the Royal Academy) and used as illustrations for books and for magazines such as ‘Country Life’.

 

Francis Bacon (1909-1992)

Francis Bacon (1909-1992)

George Dyer Accroupi

1996 November, DLM No 62, Deluxe Edition of 150, signed Francis Bacon

37 x 27cm / 63 x 53cm 

SOLD

Francis Bacon, one of Britain's most famous and infamous artists of the 20th Century, prolific and renowned for his engaging, charismatic and perhaps volatile character. He was extremely articulate and well read, and today his work is collected and sought after. 

This image showing his lover George Dyer crouching, is important, bearing in mind the tragic death of Dyer, Bacon's lover, in 1971. As from this point on Bacon and his art became darker,  more introspective and preoccupied with the passage of time and death.