1. Grimshaw townscape – Sold for £800
Trevor Grimshaw (1947-2001) is celebrated for his black and grey graphite portrayal of post-industrial Britain in northern towns. This trademark 7 x 6½in (18 x 16cm) townscape drawing from 1984, with a tower block rising above the factory chimneys, sold for a mid-estimate £800 at Capes Dunn in Stockport on October 2.
2. William Joy marine – Sold for £800
Brothers John Cantiloe Joy (1806-1866) and William Joy (1803-67) were 19th century marine painters from Norwich who spent much of their careers together, often making it difficult to tell their work apart. This 12 x 18in (31 x 46cm) watercolour of a Man-o-War and other vessels, signed ‘Joy’, which was catalogued as by the older (and more sought after) brother William, sold within estimate for £800 at TW Gaze of Diss in Norfolk on September 29.
3. Myanmar watercolours – Sold for £420
Maung Su Yatanabon (1903-65) painted the indigenous people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) in the 1930s. Today, his meticulous studies are also a historical record of a vanishing culture. With realistically detailed features typical of the artist’s style, a group of three watercolours (one shown) sold for over eight times their guide by taking £420 at Clevedon Salerooms in Bristol on October 4.
4. Pether’s Wright of Derby print – Estimated at £300-500
Carlisle-born William Pether (c.1738-1821) was an engraver who is best remembered for his prints of George III made after a portrait by his tutor Thomas Frye, as well as his engravings of famous works by Rembrandt and Joseph Wright of Derby. A mezzotint engraving of the latter’s A Philosopher Giving a Lecture on the Orrery – one of Wright of Derby’s major works now in Derby Museum and Art Gallery – will be offered at Mallams in Oxford on October 17. Published as part of John Boydell’s collection of 50 plates by Pether in c.1768, it is estimated at £300-500.
5. An artist’s home – Estimated at £400-600
Rosemary ‘Ray’ Howard-Jones (1903-96) led a varied life, studying at the Slade before working as an archaeological draughtsman at the National Museum of Wales. During the Second World War she worked as a Royal Navy war artist recording the D-Day preparations. Although she produced a well recognised series of Welsh seascapes, she was actually based in London for much of her career. This view of the artist’s family home at Ash Church Park Villas in Chiswick is offered at Rogers Jones’ sale in Cardiff on October 20. Estimate: £400-600.
6. Indian modernist gouache – Estimated at £600-800
Krishna Shamrao Kulkarni (1916-1994) was an Indian modernist painter who emerged in the 1940s working at around the same time as the Bombay progressives. A prominent figure in artists’ groups in Delhi, he produced works that responded to both European modern art and the changes taking place in India at the time. This gouache on paper simply titled Composition is part of a private collection of Indian art offered at Roseberys in West Norwood, London on October 22. Estimate: £600-800.