1. Landscape painter Marcus Ford (1914-88) exhibited mainly at provincial galleries but his works were also showed at London’s Frost and Reed on a number of occasions. Two works sold above their £100-150 estimates for £200 at Stacey’s of Rayleigh, Essex, on April 22, one of them being this 3ft 3in x 23½in (98 x 60cm) oil on canvas of a river landscape.
2. Drawing interest at Elstob & Elstob on April 18 was this 17½ x 21½in (45 x 55cm) oil on boar, Gipsy’s Evening, by Irish artist Edward Louis Lawrenson (1868-1940). He had left the army in 1900 to study art in Paris under Alfons Mucha and the Netherlands under George Hitchcock before opening his own studio in London and later in Hadley Down, Sussex.
3. British painter and designer Frank O Salisbury (1874-1962) trained in a stained-glass workshop in St Albans before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy, London, in 1892. Portraits later became a speciality and this large oil on canvas of Launcelot E Smith CBE was also offered at Elstob & Elstob on April 18, estimated at £200-300.
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