18th Mar, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European and Sporting Pictures

  Lot 1049


Bernard Ninnes RBA, ROI (1899-1971)

"Evening Glow, St Ives"

Signed, with inscribed artist's label, oil on canvas, 50cm by 60.5cm

Exhibited: Saint Ives Society of Artist's, New Gallery Norway Square, Summer Collection 1950 no. 71, priced £25.0.0

Sold together with a copy of the above exhibition catalogue and a copy of the original purchase receipt of 1950 for present lot and lot 1048

Sold for £300
Estimated at £300 - £500


In an overall good and original state of preservation. Light surface dirt and discoloured varnish, if varnished.  Canvas slightly adrift in frame. Fine, slightly incongruous vertical dark coloured line from approx centre of the tower and approx 6 cms in length. Canvas is showing through in places by execution and odd brush bristle encapsulated in the paint. Not examined with a UV light.


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Auction: British, European and Sporting Pictures, 18th Mar, 2023

Traditional Picture Sales offer a wide range of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints from the 15th to the early 20th centuries.

The sale includes the Picture Collection from Denton Hall, Ilkley, West Yorkshire which has been part of the NG Bailey group of companies for over 40 years. NG Bailey is the UK’s leading independent engineering and services business and is owned by the Bailey family. 

A fully illustrated catalogue will be available leading up to the sale.

Entries are invited for forthcoming sales


Sunday 12th March 11am-4pm, Monday 13th March-Friday 17th March 10am-4pm and morning of the sale from 8am. 

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