11th Nov, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European & Sporting Art

  Lot 1072


William Mellor (1851-1931)
"On the Conway"
Signed, oil on canvas, 29.5 cm by 44.5cm

Provenance: The Lower Nupend Gallery, Worcs.

Sold for £480
Estimated at £400 - £600


Re-lined, cleaned and re-varnished. Some surface dirt and discoloured varnish now in evidence. Some possible fine re-touching to sky. Slight convex appearance to centre of slightly stiff canvas. Paint somewhat thin in places, especially lower foreground. Isolated fine cracquelure in places. The white dots which appear on the online image were a material sitting on the surface and which have been removed. Otherwise in a broadly good and presentable state of preservation.

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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