1. Forest watercolour – Sold for £680
Edmund George Warren (1834-1909) caught the attention of critics in 1861 at an exhibition of the New Society of Painters in Watercolours, where his vast and intricately worked watercolour of an idyllic forest interior, prompted one commentator to describe him as a ‘prodigy of manual skill’. Another sizeable watercolour by Warren, this 2ft 1in x 3ft 4in (63cm x 1.01m) work of a stream in the New Forest, sold within estimate for £680 at Gardiner Houlgate of Corsham on September 27.
2. Country pile – Sold for £360
Tripling its top guide when it sold for £360 at Wotton Auction Rooms in Gloucestershire on September 25, this 14 x 18in (35 x 45cm) oil on canvas shows the interior of the modestly named Little Sodbury Manor, a 500-year old Cotswold country pile with medieval origins. It was painted in 1998 by Cumberland-born Julian Barrow (1939-2013), an artist whose star is rising among Mod Brit collectors and was the subject of a retrospective at exhibition at Browse & Derby in 2016.
3. Normandy landings – Sold for £800
An official war artist during the Second World War, Ian Edie (1913-73) painted the destruction and desolation he saw on active service with the 51 Highland Division. This 10 x 15in (24.5 x 38cm) watercolour depicting a beach landing at Normandy in June 1944 achieved one of the highest prices for the artist at auction when it sold above estimate for £800 at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on September 26.
4. Prima ballerina – Estimated at £300-500
A signed print by Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) features at Lyon & Turnbull’s sale of the contents of Kirkton House on October 10. The artist produced a well-known series of pictures of circus performers and ballet dancers, and this drypoint etching titled Make-up from 1925 depicts Lubov Tchernicheva, the prima ballerina in the Ballet Russes's debut matinée performance of Cleopatra at the London Colisseum. She is shown applying khol eyeliner. From an edition of 18, the etching is estimated at £300-500.
5. Garden path – Estimated at £300-400
Algernon Talmage (1871-1939) was a British Impressionist landscape and animal painter who was born in Oxfordshire and later ran an art school in St Ives. Among his pupils were Canadian artist Emily Carr and Australian painter Will Ashton. One of his works titled A Garden Path (sketch) is being offered at Lawrences of Crewkerne, Somerset on October 12 with a £300-400 estimate. It was previously sold at Christie’s in July 1982.
6. Marine scene – Estimated at £400-600
A signed seascape with a distant coastline visible in the background by John Moore of Ipswich (1820-1902) will be offered at the 25 Blythe Road auction in London at October 17. The estimate is £400-600. The artist was born in Woodbridge, Suffolk, and became an active member of the Ipswich Art Club after its formation in 1875. Many of his works are views of the east coast of England.