British, European and Sporting Art

16th July 2022 09:30 GMT/BST
The Auction Centre, Leyburn
Catalogue: View Page Turner Catalogue
Lots: 131

'In a Ligurian Garden', an important lost work by Henry Herbert La Thangue, is to be sold in the British, European and Sporting Art Sale on 16th July with an estimate of £70,000-100,000 plus buyer's premium. The painting was recently rediscovered in Yorkshire, having been passed down through the family of Sir William Prince-Smith (1898-1964) and his wife Marjorie, manufacturers of textile machinery from Keighley, West Yorkshire.  View lot

Henry Herbert La Thangue RA (1859-1929) was one of the leading exponents of British Impressionism, who had become enamoured with painting 'en plein air' on a youthful painting trip to Brittany in 1881 with friend and fellow artist Stanhope Forbes, one of the founders of the Newlyn School of Painters. On his return to England he settled in Sussex, painting farm labourers in idyllic, rustic surroundings, recording a way of English rural life that was fast being lost to increasing industrialisation.

Sunday 10 July 11am-4pm, Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July 10am-4pm and morning of sale from 8am. Viewing is open to the public, there is no need to make an appointment.

Buyer's premium:
22.0% + VAT (26.4% in total)

Please note you will be required to remove your purchased items within seven working days of the sale unless by prior arrangement. Collections are by appointment from Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm. Saturday collections are only available when there is a sale and STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To make an appointment call 01969 623780 or email

Name: Charlotte Conboy

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