11th Nov, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European & Sporting Art

Lot 1092


Bertram Priestman RA, ROI, NEAC, IS (1868-1951)
"The Orwell Estuary"
Signed and dated (19)38, signed, inscribed and dated verso, oil on board, 40cm by 50cm

Exhibited: City of Bradford Art Gallery, Cartwright Memorial Hall, Jubilee Exhibition, 1954

Sold for £400
Estimated at £400 - £600


Board slightly adrift of frame with some minor rubbing and abrasions to outer edges as a result of movement. General contemporaneous imperfection/raised line across top edge mostly right hand side. Covered in a thick layer of dirt and/or possibly discoloured varnish. Small areas of minor flaking paint above and left of the left hand side cow within grass and another mostly below and right between the cows. Very minor superficial vertical surface scratch between the sailed ship and the trunk of the tree. Very tiny loss just left of the centre lower edge. Very slight bow to board, mostly upper left hand side. Otherwise in an original state of preservation.

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Auction: British, European & Sporting Art, 11th Nov, 2023

On the Kentish Downs by Algernon Cecil Newton is one of the highlights of the British, European and Sporting Art Sale on 11th November. On offer with an estimate of £8,000-12,000 (plus buyer’s premium), the picture is a fine example of Newton’s quiet yet poetic landscapes.

Further highlights include Eugene Galien-Laloue’s Paris, Winter Fruit Stalls of 1910, and “The Engagement Ring” by Arthur Claude Cooke, which was exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1901. Also of note in the sale is Lady Electra Being Led by a Groom by Lionel Edwards.

The sale will also include a Private Collection of works by Myles Birkett Foster and George Weatherill, and the last remaining paintings from the T.B. & R. Jordan Collection of Staithes Artists.


Sunday 5 November - Friday 10 November 11am-4pm, and morning of sale from 8am. 

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