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.

Our June 6th Modern British & 20th Century Art auction followed the huge success of our February single-owner Modern sale with another large private collection, this time of works largely associated with L'Ecole de Paris and several other smaller private collections.  Overall the sale made a buoyant £527,000 total and had a strong sale rate of over 77%.  Highlights included a view of Hastings by Lucien Pissarro (£34,000), a Still life of flowers by Sir Matthew Smith CBE (£23,000), a small drawing of a cat by Gwen John (£10,000) and a view of Charleston by Vanessa Bell (14,000)

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)

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

11th September 2018 - Old Masters, British & European Paintings - this sale will include miniatures, prints, oil paintings and watercolours - closing date for entries 17th July

4th December 2018 - Modern British & 20th Century Art - closing date for entries 17th October

‡  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
  • Lucien Pissarro (French 1863-1944)
    Sold For £ 34,000
  • ‡Sir Matthew Smith CBE (1879-1959)
    Sold For £ 23,000
  • ‡Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
    Sold For £ 14,000
  • Gwen John (1876-1939)
    Sold For £ 10,000
  • ‡Francis Picabia (French 1879-1973)
    Sold For £ 6,000
  • ‡Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
    Sold For £ 14,500
  • 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
  • Henry Moore R.A. R.W.S (1831-1895)
    Sold For £ 32,000
  • Forthcoming Sales
  • Previous Sales
Contact Department
Jo Butler
Tel: +44 (0)1722 446962 Fax: +44 (0)1722 424508
Hollie Grubb Paintings Administrator
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