11th Nov, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European & Sporting Art

  Lot 1022


George Weatherill (1810-1890)

Unloading the catch beside Whitby pier

Signed, watercolour heightened with white and scratching out, together with a further initialled work by the same hand depicting Shipping off Staithes at sunset, 11cm by 18cm & 12.5cm by 21cm respectively (2) framed as a set of two

Provenance: Walker Galleries, Harrogate

Sold for £1,200
Estimated at £600 - £900


The top example: overall light to moderate staining to sheet with associated tempering of overall colour in addition to possible light fading to pigments. Virtually horizontal crease or minor damage to sheet above the right hand side cart and horse which is approximately 2.5cm in length. The surface in this general area also looks slightly rubbed and abraded. No evidence of cockling. Not examined out of the frame.

The second featuring boats at sunset: light to moderate time staining across sheet with associated tempering of overall colour. With further light bleaching to colour depth. Fine minimal amount of transferred pigment from antique gilt-coloured slip along upper left hand side edge. Possible odd foxing spot beginning to form. No evidence of cockling. Not examined out of the frame.


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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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