18th Mar, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European and Sporting Pictures

  Lot 1063


William Woodhouse (1857-1939)
Mare and foal before a tree in blossom
Signed, oil on canvas, 59cm by 49cm

Bears Christie's stencil HL905 to stretcher

Sold for £700
Estimated at £700 - £1,000


In a broadly fair to good state of preservation. Some surface dirt and discoloured varnish. Stretcher shadow. Areas of Relatively pronounced large-sized cracquelure more apparent across the sky, the flank of the horse, the upper body and the mane. Slightly diagonal relatively superficial surface scratch towards upper left-hand corner approx 2-3cm in length with a less pronounced scratch running parallel to the right. Odd tiny loss below the front part of the signature lower right-hand corner and a further horizontal back-to-front push mark to the left of this no more than 1cm in length. Canvas is slightly loose on the stretcher. Fairly high gloss varnish finish. Patch of general strengthening the upper part of mane approx centre, definition of animals left-hand shoulder and elements of the general darker shadowing of the animals left-hand leg mostly upper part. Couple of areas of retouching along the upper edge right and left of approx centre which are slightly visible by eye, the largest being the right-hand side area and which is approx 0.5cm by 1cm.


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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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