Paintings

Our department is based at Unit 1B, Castlegate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6QX, which is ten minutes drive from the Castle Street salerooms, click for map. Payments are still taken at the Castle Street salerooms.

The sales are held at Castle Street.

The department holds four annual international auctions of oil paintings, watercolours, prints, miniatures and sculpture, ranging from the 16th to 21st Centuries.  In June and November/December we hold specialist Modern British and 20th Century Art sales including prints, watercolours, oils and sculpture.  In September and March we hold specialist Old Masters, British and European Paintings sales including fine miniatures, prints and paintings.  We can sell studio collections and private collections as well as single works of art, and offer free sale valuations at our Castlegate offices or we are happy to discuss items and give advice. A department highlight was the sale of a hunting scene by Sir Alfred Munnings KCVO, PRA, in 2014 which sold for £200,000.

Recent highlights from our 7th March Old Masters, British & European Paintings sale include a large seascape by Henry Moore RA (£32,000), a study by Thomas Couture (£17,500), a good private group of mainly sporting paintings including a Follower of George Stubbs (£16,000).  Also a watercolour view of Tivoli by Jean Achille Benouville (11,000), a watercolour view of Wookiey Hole by John Webber (£13,000) and a view of Paris by Edouard Cortes (£17,000)

On 7th February we held a sale of the Corsham antiques dealer, Geoffrey Harley's private picture collection.  This one-owner auction of 190 lots was an exceptional sale for the department with fabulous prices and a 95% sale rate.  The sale included many paintings from Scottish and Cornish artists and this appealed particularly to buyers from both.  Highlights included the cover lot by William Scott (£102,000), a Patrick Heron (£55,000), a Keith Vaughan (£29,000), a Henry Scott Tuke (£24,000), a Paul Feiler (£18,000) and a Craigie Aitchison (£17,000) and a Duncan Grant (£13,000) among others.  Sculpture prices were also strong with a Michael Ayrton sculpture selling for £38,000 and a sculpture by Lynn Chadwick for £29,000)

Ivory - Recent legislation on the sale of ivory allows the sale of Miniature portraits over 100 years old so we are still very happy to date and value these for possible sale in our September auction.

If you would like to discuss a sale or valuation please contact the specialist Victor Fauvelle or his assistant Jo Butler.

Forthcoming Sales

6th June 2018 - Modern British & 20th Century Art -Closing date for entries 17th April

11th September 2018 - Old Masters, British & European Paintings - Entries are now invited - this sale will include miniatures, prints, oil paintings and watercolours

‡  May be subject to Artist's Resale Right / Droit de Suite click here for details
λ  May be subject to Cites regulations when exported see www.gov.uk/cites
*  May be subject to VAT on the hammer price.

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  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • Henry Moore R.A. R.W.S (1831-1895)
    Sold For £ 32,000
  • Thomas Couture (French 1815-1879)
    Sold For £ 17,500
  • Follower of George Stubbs
    Sold For £ 16,000
  • ‡Laurence Stephen Lowry RA (1887-1976)
    Sold For £ 98,000
  • ‡William Scott CBE
    Sold For £ 102,000
  • ‡Michael Ayrton (1921-1975)
    Sold For £ 38,000
  • ‡Paul Feiler (Cornish 1918-2013)
    Sold For £ 18,000
  • ‡Ray Richardson (b.1964)
    Sold For £ 2,100
  • Paul Nash (1889-1946)
    Sold For £ 48,000
  • ‡Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903-1980)
    Sold For £ 19,000
  • Previous Sales
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Jo Butler
Tel: +44 (0)1722 424592 Fax: +44 (0)1722 424508
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