'Country House in Essex' by Edward Bawden – estimate £6000-8000 at Sworders on April 20.

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The image of an enigmatic Georgian property with stone portico and demi-lune bay window was painted by the Great Bardfield artist in 1938. It has been exhibited many times, including at the Tate Gallery, the Imperial War Museum and the Fry Art Gallery.

However, as the subject is unknown, it goes only by the title Country House in Essex.

The painting has been consigned by its owner for sale at Sworders’ April 20 Modern British and 20th Century Art auction where it is estimated at £6000-8000.

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