18th Mar, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European and Sporting Pictures

  Lot 1067


William Luker Snr (1828-1905)
Sheep and shepherd at rest on a sunlit wooded lane
Indistinctly signed and dated May 1 1871, oil on canvas, 39.5cm by 79cm

Sold for £2,200
Estimated at £200 - £400


In fully restored condition. Slightly stiffly relined cleaned and re-varnished. Surface is slightly flattened as a result of the restoration process. Canvas slightly adrift of slip in frame, right corner/edge. Some surface dirt and discoloured varnish now in evidence. Two vertical lines of retouching full width of the canvas on the right-hand side at approx 3cm and 2cm from right-hand side edge. Further retouching to corners to lower right and upper right corner. Other sporadic retouches within this vicinity. Further fine horizontal line to retouching lower left corner 3cm in length and less than 0.5cm above lower edge. Odd further less noticeable retouch elsewhere.


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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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