As well as a late 15th century Flemish Madonna and Child by the so-called Master of the Embroidered Foliage, the sale features two works by Sir Alfred Munnings, both consigned from the same local private collection.
One of them shows two horses and two small boys in a wooded lane and is part of a series of scenes of hop-pickers painted in Hampshire in 1913. It is estimated at $200,000-300,000.
The other, shown above, Irish Ponies in a Grassy Lane, is an early example of the artist’s series of works set in the Ringland Hills near Norwich. Munnings himself was a keen horseman and the detailed painting also probably depicts George Curzon who was Munnings’ groom at this point.
The oil on canvas measures 2ft 2in x 2ft 4in (66 x 73cm) and is signed and dated AJ Munnings/1907 bottom right. It has a $300,000-500,000 estimate.
Both Munnings works will be on view in London before from February 4-6.