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


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.

Our Modern British & 20th Century Art auction in November was extremely strong and included several private collections which caught the interest of buyers.  We had highlights with a small oil by L. S. Lowry (£98,000), a great example of the work of Paul Nash (£48,000) and some strong prices for Keith Vaughan, Graham Sutherland, David Bomberg, William Roberts and Harold Speed among others.

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).


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


Forthcoming Sales


7th February 2018 - Modern British Art from the Collection of the late Geoffrey Harley - a single owner sale

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
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  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • ‡Laurence Stephen Lowry RA (1887-1976)
    Sold For £ 98,000
  • Paul Nash (1889-1946)
    Sold For £ 48,000
  • ‡Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903-1980)
    Sold For £ 19,000
  • ‡William Roberts RA (1895-1980)
    Sold For £ 28,000
  • ‡Dorothea Sharp ROI RBA (1874-1955)
    Sold For £ 16,000
  • ‡Keith Vaughan (1912-1977)
    Sold For £ 12,000
  • Louise Rayner (1832-1924)
    Sold For £ 11,000
  • Northern European School 18th Century
    Sold For £ 26,000
  • Girolamo Gianni (Italian 1837-1895)
    Sold For £ 8,200
  • Ladislaus Bakalowicz (Polish 1833-1904)
    Sold For £ 7,000
  • Previous Sales
Contact Department
Jo Butler
Tel: +44 (0)1722 424592 Fax: +44 (0)1722 424508
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