1. Painted by ‘Kitchen Sink’ artist Jack Smith (1928- 2011), this signed 2ft 11in (90cm) square oil on canvas belongs to a series of paintings from the late 1950s “preoccupied with the problems involved in giving form to the pictorial expression of light”. Bottles in sunlight had appeared at Sotheby’s in 1988 and sold at Keys in Aylsham on July 29.
2. A leading figure in the Irish Arts & Crafts Movement, Harry Clarke (1889-1931) is known both for his Beardsley-esque book illustrations and modern stained-glass design. This original 6 x 10½in (15 x 27cm) pencilled design on cream paper for a three-light stained-glass window – possibly an early version for his window in the convent chapel at Dowanhill, Glasgow – tipped over top estimate at Adam’s of Dublin on August 10.
3. Before invalided home with shellshock in 1916, Claud Lovat Fraser (1890-1921) produced many sketches during the First World War – six were purchased by the Imperial War Museum in 1917. This 9 x 11in (23 x 28cm) watercolour, Kitchener’s Army, 1914, shown at the Leicester Galleries in 1921, sold at Roseberys in West Norwood on August 11.
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