'The Pine Woods of Viareggio', a watercolour by John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, sold by Jeroen Markies Art Deco at the Birmingham NEC.

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The Pine Woods of Viareggio was ticketed at £45,000 by Jeroen Markies Art Deco.

Stanhope is associated with the second-wave of the Pre-Raphaelites. He settled outside Florence in 1873 and completed this large picture – depicting three young girls collecting firewood and pine cones – in c.1880.

Offered re-lined in its original frame, the picture, 5ft 5in x 4ft 9in (1.65 x 1.4m), was sold to a new client, local to the NEC.

The November 15-18 event hosted nearly 200 exhibitors.

Other sales included a c.1915 silver-plated salver by the Duchess of Sutherland Cripples’ Guild from Steve Bentley Decorative Arts & Lighting. It was purchased at £325 by the headmistress of Ibstock Place School in West London, home of the Duchess of Sutherland from 1912-21.