1. Manchester-based architect, designer and draftsman Edgar Wood (1860-1935) was a significant figure in the regional Arts & Crafts movement. While his furniture and jewellery designs occasionally appear at auction, a small oil painting on board of Mediterranean olive trees was offered at Capes Dunn of Stockport on July 23. Signed and dated 1920, it surpassed a £300-400 estimate.
2. Dutch painter Anton van Anrooy (1870-1949) moved to England in 1896 and, as well as railway posters, he regularly exhibited works at the Royal Academy. After returning to the Netherlands, he later became an official war artist. A Dutch river landscape sold at Sworders’ sale of contents from Alderley House on July 23. The 21¼ x 2ft 6in (54 x 76cm) watercolour exceeded a £300-500 estimate.
3. Figures in front of mountain range, a 11 x 16¼in (29 x 41cm) oil on board from 1992 by Julian Cooper (b.1947) sold on top estimate at Moore Allen & Innocent on June 28. The artist, born in in Grasmere, Cumbria, is the son of Lake District painter William Heaton Cooper (1903-95) and the sculptor Ophelia Gordon Bell (1915-75).
Prices do not include buyer’s premium.