1. Sty scene – sold for £580
This slightly worse for wear 20 x 23in (51 x 58cm) oil on canvas of pigs in a sty by George Morland (1763-1804) tipped over top estimate at Burstow & Hewett in East Sussex on November 15. Rustic scenes were Morland’s forte. They gained widespread popularity through the dissemination of engravings of his work, although today the value of the artist’s original works has dipped in recent years.
2. Pre-Raphaelite flowers – sold for £600
Counted among the Pre-Raphaelite followers, Herbert Gustave Schmalz (1856-1935) worked under various pseudonyms including Angelico and Angelo and, in 1918, renamed himself Herbert Gustave Carmichael to avoid anti-German sentiment prevalent in England at the time. In need of a clean, this 2ft 6in x 2ft 1in (77 x 65cm) oil on canvas by Schmalz titled Stocks in powder blue Chinese vase matched its top estimate at Guernsey saleroom Martel Maides on November 15.
3. Artist’s housekeeper – sold for £720
Over half a dozen oil paintings by East Anglian School artist Lucy Harwood (1893-1972), a student and friend of Cedric Morris, all found new homes at Whitton & Laing on November 15 in Exeter. Among the works, which had been purchased direct from her studio at Morris’ home and art school, Benton End House in Suffolk, was this 18in (46cm) portrait of Mrs Lorna Walton, Morris’ housekeeper, which sold within its guide.
4. Oppenheim cartoon – estimated at £200-300
A cartoon by Louis Oppenheim (1879-1936) is among the picture lots at Hartleys’ sale in Ilkley, West Yorkshire on November 28. The German graphic artist and poster designer studied in London in his early years but was based in Berlin after 1910. A versatile craftsman, he also created typefaces and is even credited with designing the first coin of the Weimar Republic in 1919. This watercolour dated 1904 is titled Briefing One's Lawyer and is signed and inscribed.
5. Lake District view – estimated at £150-200
One of two works by William Lakin Turner (1867-1936) offered Mitchells of Cockermouth, Cumbria on November 28-30 is this oil on board depicting Lake Grasmere. The artist was the son of George Turner (1843-1910) and specialised in painting landscapes of Scotland and Wales and, especially, the Lake District after he moved to the region in 1900.
6. Self portrait – estimated at £700-1000
In her day, Marion Saumarez was well known as portraitist both in London and Paris. Born the daughter of diplomat James St Vincent, 4th Lord de Saumarez who himself had a great interest in the arts, she trained at the Académie Julien, exhibited at the Paris salon and later became a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1912. This self-portrait which shows her in her youth playing violin will be offered unframed and with some condition issues at Cheffins in Cambridge on November 28-29.