A river in spate by Joseph Farquharson – £4400 at Catherine Southon.

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Offered on November 1, A river in spate was a departure from the artist’s usual snowy landscapes and trademark sheep.

The small and undated 10 x 13in (26 x 34cm) oil on canvas was consigned privately, where it had been for ‘quite a while’, and bore an old label for dealer Ernest TH Bennett.

On the day, the painting sold for a mid-estimate £4400 to a UK private buyer.