Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships
A highlight is this vintage red dress by English fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, estimated at £200-300.
A large collection of 19th century military prints from a deceased estate in Woking has been consigned to Ewbank’s militaria sale on February 16.
The 47-lot group, comprising nearly 90 works, includes this 19 x 2ft 1in (49 x 61cm) coloured print of the Battle of Moodkee in 1845, after a drawing by Henry Martens (1790-1868).
This was the first battle won by the British in the Sikh Wars and forms part of a series of 10 depicting the British Army during those conflicts which was published by the Anglo-German book seller Rudolf Ackermann.
Although better known for his wood engravings and sculptures than painting, this still-life by Robert Gibbings (1889-1958) stars in Bristol Auction Rooms’ February 2 sale in Ashton.
Depicting fruit on a cane chair, the 14½ x 17in (37 x 44cm) oil on canvas is estimated at £300-400 and is accompanied by Gibbings’ book Trumpets From Mont-Parnasse which mentions the painting.
Along with Noel Rooke, Gibbings was a founder member of the Society of Wood Engravers in 1920, and was a major influence in the revival of wood engraving in the 20th century. He also wrote books on travel and natural history.
From February 8-10, Keys of Aylsham near Norwich will hold a three-day auction of books, maps, pictures and prints.
A highlight is this first edition of William Robinson’s 1903-05 work Flora & Sylva.
The title page describes the work as a Monthly Review for Lovers of Garden, Woodland, Tree or Flower; New and Rare Plants, Trees, Shrubs, and Fruits; the Garden Beautiful, Home Woods, and Home Landscape.
The three volume work is complete with 66 coloured plates and is uniformly bound in half vellum gilt.