The picture department is at Carter House, 6-10 Salt Lane, Salisbury, SP1 1EE 

PLEASE NOTE w/c 12/2/18 the picture department will be moving to: 
Unit 1B, Castlegate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6QX
which is ten minutes drive from the Castle Street salerooms, 
click for map.

Payment and sales will still be 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 Salt Lane 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 September Old Masters, British & European Paintings sale include a Continental portrait (£26,000 hammer price), an icon from a large collection (£39,000), a watercolour by Louise Rayner (£11,000), a pair of Maltese scenes (£8,200) and a painting by Paul Sandby (£9,000).

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)


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


Forthcoming Sales

7th March 2018 - Old Masters, British & European Paintings - Closing date 17th January 2018

June 2018 - Modern British & 20th Century Art - Entries are now invited

‡  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
*  May be subject to VAT on the hammer price.

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  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • ‡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
  • ‡Craigie Aitchison CBE
    Sold For £ 17,000
  • ‡Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
    Sold For £ 13,000
  • ‡Henry Scott Tuke RA (1858-1929)
    Sold For £ 24,000
  • Forthcoming Sales
  • Previous Sales
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Jo Butler
Tel: +44 (0)1722 424592 Fax: +44 (0)1722 424508
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