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1. He received commissions from organisations such as Shell and the BBC, but illustrator and printmaker Robert Tavener (1920-2004) is not widely collected on the secondary market. This 20in x 2ft 1in (51 x 63cm) linocut print from a signed edition of 25 doubled its top guide at East Sussex saleroom Burstow & Hewett on December 13.

2. Like his more famous father Alexander, Scottish landscape painter Patrick Nasmyth (1787-1831) was heavily influenced by the Dutch masters of the 17th century. This signed 18½in x 2ft (47 x 61cm) oil on wood panel was guided at £700-900 at McCartneys in Shropshire on December 13.

3. Charles West Cope (1811-90) is typically associated with genre and history scenes, but he also produced portraits. This later 12in x 9in (30 x 23cm) oil on panel of a young lady sewing, dated 1877, more than doubled its guide at Nesbits in Southsea, Hampshire, on December 12.

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