11th Nov, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European & Sporting Art

  Lot 1033


Arthur Reginald Smith ARA, RSW, RWS (1872-1934)
"Spring-time, Buckden"
Signed, watercolour, 36cm by 53cm

Sold for £900
Estimated at £400 - £600


Significantly sized consistent foxing spots to surface, more evident across the upper reaches of the sky. General notable staining to sheet which is more pronounced towards the outer edges. Dark colours isosceles triangle shaped surface scuff to right hand side upper edge approximately 5cm from corner, which is roughly 1-1.5cm on longest edge. Colour depth slightly muted as a result of staining and possibly slightly down but broadly ok. No evidence of cockling. Not examined out of the frame.

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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