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With major-name artists like Burra becoming increasingly expensive
and more contemporary talents increasingly channelling their talents into areas other than painting, Rosoman, a former teacher at the Royal College and Camberwell schools of art and a regular exhibitor at the RA, may well be due for a commercial re-assessment.

This 151/2 by 121/2in (39.5 x 32cm) gouache, pictured right, entitled Pearly King and Queen in a Lamplit Street certainly attracted interest at Bonhams Bayswater’s (15/10% buyer’s premium) September 4 sale of Oil Paintings, Watercolours and Prints, selling to the London trade for a
sale-topping £2050 against an estimate of £1200-1800.

Hardly an earth-shattering price,
but still a substantial enough sum for
a relatively small work on paper and
one which, together with the £480
(estimate £350-450) bid for an even smaller watercolour of the Plaza de Real, Barcelona, will make Rosoman a name to keep an eye on in the Modern British market.