A presentation on wildlife artist Charles Tunnicliffe (1901-79) will be held on September 13 at Halls of Shrewsbury ahead of an auction offering a collection of his art. Ken Broughton, secretary of the Charles Tunnicliffe Society, will be joining the auctioneers for a talk and special view before the 25 works are sold on September 18.
Tunnicliffe, who spent most of his working life on Anglesey, was known for his lively paintings, etchings and engravings of British birds and wildlife. His work is also found in Ladybird books, the Brooke Bond tea cards of the 1950s and the front covers of RSPB wildlife magazines.
Pictured above is a pencil and watercolour, 10 x 11in (25.5 x 28cm), inscribed Black Priest, T Forshaw. It has a provenance to a Morgan Evans auction on Anglesey in 1985 when it sold to the current owner.
This vase above by Sam Herman (b.1936), founding father of the studio glass movement, is dated 1971. It was given to the present owner by Herman when he was a lecturer at the Royal College of Art.
The 7½in (19cm) high vase is estimated at £200-300 in Bellmans’ September 10-12 Interiors auction in Wisborough Green, West Sussex.