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1. Hubert Coop (1872-1953) studied at the Lincoln School of Art, and painted traditional landscapes and coastal scenes, especially of north Wales, the West Country and East Anglia. This 2ft 5in x 23in (74 x 58cm) watercolour, nearly doubled its top guide to sell at Lancashire saleroom Gerrards on December 20.

2. Cork-born painter Frederick Calvert (c.1785-1844) is mainly known as a landscape painter who exhibited in London and at the British Institution and the Royal Society of British Artists between 1827-44. Guided at £300-400, this 12 x 15in (30 x 39cm) oil on canvas sold at Stourbridge saleroom Fieldings on January 5.

3. A trio of A4-sized watercolour figure studies (one pictured) by Royal Academician Madeline Green (1884-1949), bearing gallery labels from 1953, sold at Gorringe’s of Lewes on January 7. As prices for her best works now command five-figure sums on the secondary market, Green’s oils and watercolours are changing hands with increasing frequency.

Prices do not include buyer’s premium.