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The precise location of this signed Suffolk landscape, shown above, by 20th century British artist Cedric Morris (1889-1982) is not yet known.

However, it is dated 1929 – considered a key moment in the artist’s career. In that year, Morris and his lifelong partner Arthur Lett-Haines moved from London to Pound Farm in the village of Hingham. This first Suffolk home became a hub of artistic activity with visitors including Frances Hodgkins, Barbara Hepworth and John Skeaping.

The 22in x 2ft 3in (55 x 68cm) oil on canvas is estimated at £20,000-30,000 in Sworders’ Modern British Art sale in Stansted Mountfitchet on July 11.


Northern art by artists such as LS Lowry, Norman Cornish and Harold Riley will feature in a sale at Adam Partridge on June 28-29 in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Among several Lowry (1887-1976) entries is a 22in x 3ft (57 x 92cm) limited-edition lithograph purchased by the vendor in 1966 from art dealership J Davy & Sons of Manchester.

A Street Full of People is signed lower right and numbered 17/75, with a J Davy & Sons label to the verso. Estimate £6000-8000.

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Bagshawe Fine Art is selling a recently discovered preliminary sketch by Édouard-Bernard Debat-Ponsan (1847-1913) for his famous Orientalist work, Le Massage.

The small 6 x 8½in (16 x 22cm) oil on panel was painted during the early stages, when the artist’s intentions were still ambiguous.

It is priced at €12,000 and will be on display at the gallery in St James’s during London Art Week (June 29-July 6).