• Oil on Canvas, 43x52cm. Charles William Wyllie ROI, RBA 1853 - 1923 Charles Wyllie was the younger brother of William Lionel Wyllie and in his youth showed such promise that he had his first painting hung in the Royal Academy at the age of thirteen. He worked both in oil and watercolour and his subjects, though of a shipping nature, tended to be mainly of harbour, river or canal scenes. During World War I he worked as a naval camouflage expert. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, New Watercolour Society, Suffolk Street and the Grosvenor Gallery and was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters. The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, has two examples of his work and the Tate Gallery has 'Digging for Bait' which was bought by the Chantrey Bequest.
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    Oil on Board, 10x7cm. Charles Wellington Furse A.R.A., N.E.A.C., I.S. 1868 - 1904 An exceptional talent, Furse tragically died in his thirties. Responsible for the iconic Edwardian painting 'Diana of the Uplands' which resulted in his being elected an associate of the Royal Academy when it was exhibited at the Academy in 1904. He studied at the Slade under Legros, in Paris at the Academie Julien and then at the Westminster School of Art under Fred Brown. During 1899 - 1901 he worked on the decorative spandrels in Liverpool Town Hall. He visited Italy on two occasions, in 1893 and 1903. Sir Alfred Munnings admired him, saying 'He was a fine painter - he finished just as I began to paint'.
  • Watercolour, 77x100cm. Charles Branwhite A.O.W.S. 1817 - 1880 Painted in 1876, this is possibly an exhibition painting by the Bristol painter Charles Branwhite. He was the son of N.C. Branwhite, the painter, and began his career as a sculptor. He studied painting first with his father and then with the celebrated W.J. Muller. A resident of Bristol all his life, he was to become a good friend of two of Bristol's best know painters - Samuel Jackson and Francis Danby. A number of important public collections hold his work, including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Bristol City Art Gallery.
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    Pastel, 53x63cm. Bernard Dunstan R.A., N.E.A.C., R.W.A. b.1920 Born in Middlesex, he is married to the painter Diana Armfield. He studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and then at the Slade.His reputation has owed much to his intimate interiors and nude studies reminiscent of the Degas and Sickert tradition. A much respected painter he has justifiably an enthusiastic following. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1968 and his work is held in important public collections.
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    Watercolour, 10x7cm. Bartram (Frederick John) Hiles R.W.A. 1872 - 1927 Born in Bristol, the artist lost both his arms at the age of eight in a tram accident. Despite this incredible disability he taught himself to draw and paint holding the brush in his mouth. He attended art classes at the Merchant Venture's Technical college in Bristol and later won a scholarship to the National Art Training School. At the Institution he won several prizes and subsequently visited Paris, returning to London where he worked in decoration and exhibited regularly with the R.B.A. Bartram Hiles had a very successful career in spite of his disability and exhibited at many leading London and provincial galleries. He was elected a member of the Royal West of England Academy and his work was purchased by Queen Victoria.
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    Oil on Canvas, 28x22cm. Mason b.1947 Barry Mason specialises in painting historical naval subjects and deep sea sailing ships. He studied at the Exeter College of Art for three years. Exhibited at the R.S.M.A. from 1973.
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    Oil on Canvas, 11x8cm. Austin Winterbottom exh. 1887 - 1908 An excellent work by the Sheffield landscape painter Austin Winterbottom. Rarely on the market, this little-known artist was a highly imaginative and skilled painter. He worked almost exclusively in the north of England but exhibited on a number of occasions at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Manchester City Art Gallery.
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    Oil on Canvas, 60x49cm. Augustus William Enness R.B.A. b.1876 An interesting and original painter principally in oils he was born in Whitby in Yorkshire. He moved to London and had a studio in St. John's Wood from 1915. His work was much admired and he exhibited at numerous important galleries including the Royal Academy, Royal Institute and the Royal Society of British Artists. In addition he also exhibited in Scotland at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Glasgow Institute.
  • Watercolour, 94x70cm. Augustus Walford Weedon R.I., R.B.A. 1838-1908 Augustus Walford Weedon was born in London and painting in watercolour specialised in landscape subjects, depicting views in England, Scotland and Wales. He is also known to have travelled to Holland where he produced views mostly of canals and waterways. He exhibited extensively in London and provincial galleries, where his works were well received. He was elected to the Society of British Artists in 1883, and to the Royal Institue of Painters in Watercolours in 1887. An Exhibition of his works was held at the Fine Art Society in London in June 1908, and two of his paintings are recorded as hanging in the Melbourne and Sydney Art Galleries in Australia.
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    Watercolour, 24x15cm. Arthur Wilde Parsons R.W.A. 1854 - 1931 A well known Bristol landscape and marine painter, he worked in both oil and watercolour. Much of his subject matter was taken from the West Country and Cornwall where he was a regular visitor. He was a regular exhibitor at the London galleries, including the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute, the Royal Society of British Artists etc. He was elected a member of the R.W.A. and lived for much of his life in Rodgate, Bristol.
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    Oil on Canvas, 11x17cm. Arthur White 1865 - 1953 An early member of the St. Ives School, he was born in Sheffield and studied art at the Sheffield School of Art under Henry Archer and J. T. Cook from 1880. He exhibited in London, including at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and in the provinces. Much of his working life was spent in St. Ives and St. Ives itself was the inspiration for much of his work. He was a member of the St. Ives Society of Artists.
  • Oil on Board, 48x41cm. Arthur Spooner 1873-1962 Provenance: Available on purchase. Arthur Spooner taught landscape and figurative painting at the Nottingham College of Art in the early to mid 1900's. A member of the Royal Society of Artists, he was feted during his lifetime and is one of Nottingham's most famous painters. His earlier work included landscapes, portraits, and figure subjects, but few have survived. Today portraits by Arthur Spooner may sell for five figure sums, but the Goose Fair was bought for much more. In 2004, after a bidding war, Sir Harry Djanogly purchased the painting for £218,050.
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    Oil on Canvas, 55x45cm. Hornby N.E.A.C. 1914-1996 Anna Hornby was born on the 6th of April 1914 and was educated at the independent Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire. She went on to study art in Florence with landscape and flower painter Aubrey Waterfield in 1934, and later that year enrolled at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London where she studied under Francis Ernest Jackson, graduating in 1940. Apart from painting, calligraphy was Anna's other great passion - in 1952 she was appointed Honorary Secretary of the Society for Italic Handwriting, a post she held until 1962. Through her interest in calligraphy and her association with the Society, she became acquainted with Alfred John Fairbank, whose portrait Anna painted (exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1961). Anna was also a member of the Art Works' Guild and was elected a member of the New English Art Club in 1971. She exhibited widely with no fewer than 13 pictures at the Royal Academy, additionally she exhibited at the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Royal Society of British Artists. Anna Hornby died in 1996, bequeathing paintings by Peter Greenham and Francis Ernest Jackson to the Ashmolean Museum of Art, Oxford. Many of her papers and letters, including correspondence with Alfred John Fairbank are held in the national archives of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford and the National Art Library, London.
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    Oil on Canvas, 16x19cm. Newton Sutherland exh. 1908 - 1915 A painting in the true Scottish tradition and wonderfully atmospheric. Allan Sutherland lived in Glasgow and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water-Colours. With a talented artist such as Sutherland it is interesting that he ceased to exhibit after 1915 but this was in fact very common as World War I claimed the lives of many promising painters.
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    Oil on Canvas, 57x50cm. 1902 - 1990 Alice Khon was a student of Madeleine Planty. She later studied at the L'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon. At about this period she befriended Rene Dumas, Pierre Pelloux, Antoine Chartres and Henri Vielly. These artists exhibited together as 'Les Nouveaux'. In 1936 Khon met Pierre Bonnard and Foujita. She became friends with the artist Salvado who was Picasso's model for the painting 'L'Arlequin' Khon also modelled for Picasso. In 1941 she exhibited at 'Galerie Roger' in Lyon. In 1941 Khon became a member of the French Resistance during World War II changing her name to Marie Claude and became the secretary for the Regional State Major of Combat.
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    Oil on Canvas, 68x79cm. Donkin exh. 1880 - 1909 Signed with a monogram and dated 1882. A stunning example of 'Staithes School' painting, painted before the formation of the Newlyn School in Cornwall. This type of subject matter has become very rare, painted at a time when this type of subject matter was in the main romanticised in the typical manner. Little is known of the early life of Alice Donkin although she is recorded as living at various times in Berkshire and London. She obviously had considerable success during her lifetime as she exhibited at numerous important leading London galleries exhibiting with the Dudley Gallery, London Salon, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Society of Women Artists, Royal Academy etc.