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1. Ata Sabri (1913-87), best known for his rural views of Iraq, is considered one of the early pioneers of Iraqi modern art. This signed 16 x 17in (41 x 43cm) oil street scene of Trastevere in Rome sold for more than three times its estimate at John Nicholson’s June 20 sale in Surrey.

2. Part of a small sell-out group of stained-glass designs by British Arts & Crafts designer Reginald Hallward (1858-1948), this 4 x 14in (10 x 36cm) charcoal drawing for St Peter’s Church in Clapham sold towards bottom estimate at Burstow & Hewett in East Sussex on June 21. Hallward executed a set of eight small windows in the church’s north aisle in 1919, depicting the Beatitudes.

3. This signed tromp l’oeil oil still-life tipped over top estimate at Reeman Dansie on June 19 in Essex. It was painted by Romek Árpád (1883-1960), a Hungarian-born still-life painter whose works feature an array of kitchenware, fruit, glasses and books on table tops, and have sold at auction in excess of £1000.


Prices do not include buyer’s premium.