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'Roseveor' (1985), a carved yew sculpture by Denis Mitchell offered by Osborne Samuel for £38,000.

The form is characteristic of his work, however, first appearing in the 1960s when he worked in St Ives.

Offered for £38,000, it is part of Osborne Samuel’s annual Modern British show, which usually coincides with Masterpiece. Though the gallery considered holding it back, it ultimately launched it as part of London Art Week and will carry it through the summer.

“My instinct is that people will book their holidays in August but, as we are only just opening, the thinking was that if people can come in July and August at least they will have something to come and look at,” says the gallery’s Peter Osborne.

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Osborne Samuel is producing a printed version of a catalogue of its spring online show about artists Paul Nash and CRW Nevinson.

The gallery is also producing a printed version of the catalogue of its spring online show about Nash and Nevinson, which already has more than 100 orders.

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