This seasonal watercolour of figures ice skating in the Lake District by Edward Horace Thompson sold for £3600 at local Cumbria saleroom Mitchells.

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The 10 x 16in (25 x 40cm) work, Skating Bassenthwaite, was painted by clerk-turned-painter Edward Horace Thompson (1879-1949), who specialised in and produced a great number of Lake District scenes.

According to the Art Sales Index, this is among the highest prices achieved for the artist in recent years and suggests it could be a record.