• Oil on Canvas, 75x63cm. Leonard Richmond R.B.A., R.I., R.O.I., P.S. d.1965 Leonard Richmond studied at the Taunton School of Art and Chelsea Polytechnic. He was a prolific exhibitor at the Fine Art Society, Royal Academy, Cooling and Walker's Galleries and also showed widely overseas winning a number of awards. These included the Tuthill prize at the Chicago International Watercolour Exhibition in 1928 and in 1947 a silver medal at the Paris Salon.
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    Oil on Board, 34x27cm. Algernon Mayow Talmage R.A., R.O.I., R.W.A., A.R.E. 1871-1939 Talmage studied at the Herkomer School and in St. Ives, staying on in the town to assist Julius Olsson at his painting school. He went on to exhibit internationally, winning medals in America and in Paris and he was elected a full Royal Academician in 1929. Like many of his St. Ives colleagues he favoured moonlit subjects painted in a restrained impressionist manner intending to convey atmosphere and mood.
  • Oil on Board, 57x47cm. Algernon Mayow Talmage R.A., R.O.I., R.W.A., A.R.E. 1871-1939 Talmage studied at the Herkomer School and in St. Ives, staying on in the town to assist Julius Olsson at his painting school. He went on to exhibit internationally, winning medals in America and in Paris and he was elected a full Royal Academician in 1929. Like many of his St. Ives colleagues he favoured moonlit subjects painted in a restrained impressionist manner intending to convey atmosphere and mood.
  • 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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    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 Board, 42x36cm. Ronald Ossory Dunlop R.A., R.B.A., N.E.A.C., L.G. 1896-1973 Provenance: Ex private collection. Born in Dublin, a painter of figure subjects, landscapes, portraits and still life. He was educated at Saffron Walden in Essex and worked for an advertising agency from the age of nineteen and after the First World War abandoned this for painting. He attended evening classes at the Wimbledon School of Art, and also studied in Manchester and Paris. In 1923 he founded the Emotionist Group of Writers and Artists. He held his first one-man show in 1928 at the Redfern Gallery. His work is represented in numerous public collections.
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    Oil on Canvas, 63x52cm. Freda Marston R.B.A., R.O.I. 1895-1949 Freda Marston, nee Culow was born in Hampstead, and studied at the very first polytechnic - Regent Street Polytechnic, founded in 1838 - followed by four years in Italy with John Terrick Williams R.A. Williams was a landscapist working in oils, watercolour and pastels, and his luminescent style greatly influenced his pupil. In 1922 she married another landscape painter, Reginald St. Clair Marston (1886-1943). She was a prolific artist, exhibiting at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, the Royal Society of Artists Birmingham, the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Manchester City Art Gallery, and the Royal Society of Women Artists. She was elected to the R.B.A. in 1924 and the R.O.I. in 1925. She was also the only female artist commissioned by British Rail, the London, Midland and Scottish, and the London and North Eastern Railways to produce prosters and the shallow horizontal paintings used for artwork in the railways carriages. Works in public collections include Flood the Amberley (Towner Art Gallery); Duncombe Park, Yorkshire and Lastingham, Yorkshire, both original British Railway carriage prints (National Railway Musuem).
  • Oil on Board, 30x38cm. Clifford Frith b.1924 A well executed portrait probably painted in the early 1850's by one of Australia's leading artists. Clifford Frith was born in London in 1924 where he studied at the Camberwell and St. Martin's School of Art. He emigrated to Australia in 1977. Over the past fifty years he has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Canada and the UK. He is principally known for his sculptures and has received many public commissions. However, he was no slouch with a brush being a finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize for his portrait of Robyn Archer. Clifford Frith's work is featured in numerous public, corporate and private collections nationally and internationally including the Tate Gallery, London; South London Gallery; Hull Art Gallery; Tel Aviv Art Gallery, Israel; Contemporary Art Society, London; Sussex University; United National Gallery of Australia; Art Gallery of South Australia; Parliament House, Canberra; Fliners University of South Australia; Adelaide Festival Centre; South Australian College of Advanced Education and Adelaide University.
  • Oil on Canvas, 58x48cm. McCrossan 1863-1934 One of the most respected of the early St. Ives painters this exceptional example dates from circa 1910. Mary McCrossan was born in Liverpool and studied at the Liverpool School of Art before progressing on to the Academie Delecluse in Paris. On leaving Paris she then studied under Julius Olsson in St. Ives. She held several one-man shows at the Ballie and Beaux Arts galleries between 1909 and 1928. Lived in 126 Cheyne Walk and travelled extensively until 1929 when she moved to St. Ives permanently. Exhibited at the Royal Academy and the R.B.A.
  • Oil on Canvas, 52x42cm. Murray R.A., P.R.I., R.S.A. 1849-1933 One of the most influential and respected painters of his period, David Murray was born in Glasgow. After spending eleven years with a mercantile firm he was to become an artist and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. In his early years he painted almost exclusively in Scotland before moving to London in 1883. Following this period he travelled extensively on the continent in particular Italy. He was knighted in 1918.
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    Oil on Canvas, 50x42cm. William Dacre Adams N.P.S. 1864-1951 William Dacre Adams was educated at Radley College and Exeter College, Oxford. He studied art under Herkomer at Bushey in Hertfordshire and later in Munich. He exhibited at many of the principal London galleries including the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute and in particular the Fine Art Society. He was elected a member of the Royal Portrait Society and was Associate Societie Nationale de Beaux Arts. He lived for a time at Lechdale, Gloucestershire; London, and finally at Lewes, Sussex.
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    Oil on Board, 42x35cm. Mathy 1897-1978 A belgian artist, he was born in Landen and studied art at the Academy of Verviers before furthering his education in Antwerp. His studies were cut short by the outbreak of World War I with the young artist joining the army as a volunteer. His next four years would be spent in the trenches. It was during this period that he met, and was befriended by the great landscape painter Henri Houben, a chance meeting that was to pave the way for his later success as an artist. Unlike many of his contemporaries who by now were embracing expressionism, stylistically Heni Mathy still remained in the 19th Century tradition concerned with the accurate depiction of rural life. His work is renowned for its highly atmospheric quality. its subtle yet evocative colouring and technical mastery. A frequent exhibitor at numerous exhibitions throughout Belguim, he also showed in France and Germany during the 1920's. Henri Mathy died in Brussels in 1978 but his paintings can be seen today in the provincial museums of Brabant and Hainaut as well as the city museums of Charletroi, Mons and Verviers in Belgium.
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    Watercolour, 43x54cm. Clifford Fishwick 1923-1997 Provenance : Ex private collection. Painter in oil watercolour and gouache, lithographer and mural painter. Fishwick was born on June 21st 1923 at Rising Bridge near Accrington in Lancashire. He studied at Liverpool College of Art from 1940-1942, 1946-1947 and in New York. Fishwick held his first solo exhibition in 1957 at St. George's Gallery, Lancashire and subsequently exhibited widely, including shows at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Artists and the R.W.A. He was a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and his work is represented in a number of private and public collections. From 1958 to 1984 he was Principal of Exeter College of Art. Most of his works originated from sensations aroused by coast and landscapes and as well as a painter, was an accomplished rock climber and yachtsman.
  • Oil on Board, 38x48cm. Connard R.A., R.W.S., N.E.A.C., N.P.S., I.S. 1875-1958 Born in Southport, Lancashire, he worked first as a house painter at the same time taking evening classes which resulted in him recieving a scholarship to the Royal College of Art to study textile design. His training as a painter began in 1898 when with the aid of a British Institution travelling scholarship he enrolled at the Atelier Julian in Paris. On his return he worked as an illustrator for Bodley Head. From 1909 he became a regular visitor with the New English Art Club and as a result developed a close relationship with Philip Wilson Street, often accompanying him on painting excursions. He quickly established himself as both a fine landscape and portrait painter and was a founder member of the National Portrait Society. He was invalided out of the army after the battle of the Somme and became an official war artist in the Royal Navy until 1918. Connard had a long and distingushed career, being elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1925.
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    Oil on Canvas, 90x64cmcm. Alexander C Koolman R.P., R.B.A. 1907-1998 Alex Koolman was a noted painter in oil and pastel of portraits and figures, often in interiors. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Society of British Artists, being elected a member in 1948, and also with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. An example of his work is held by Kirklees Muesums & Galleries. He lived in London for many years.
  • Oil on Canvas, 52x59cm. Edward Burnham Hughes N.E.A.C. 1905-1987 Provenance: New English Art Club exhibit (exhibition label verso) Frank Hughes was born at St. Pancras, London. He studied at St. Martin's School of Art in the 1920's and served in the British Army in WW2. In order to support himself he worked in administration for the London Water Board. He had an important friendship with the painter Edward Bishop R.B.A., N.E.A.C. Other contemporaries were Francis Gower, Brian Blow and Ronald Horton. He also worked with Marjorie Jenkins at and around Gooseberry Cottage, Lindsey Tye, near Hadleigh, Suffolk. His partner in later years was Kathleen Haacke MBE. He traveled with her in Italy and France, producing on their travels drawings and watercolours of landscapes and cafes: these formed the basis of subsequent paintings, often, like his portraits, dark and small. He had a hatred of the establishment and was very left wing in his outlook. He spent most of his life in Hampstead and North London, working from a studio in Muswell Hill for 25 years.