11th Nov, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European & Sporting Art

  Lot 1078


Thomas Spinks (1847-1927)
“Cloudy Autumn”
Signed, oil on canvas, together with a companion, 24cm by 34.5cm (2)

Provenance: Cooling Galleries, London

Sold for £600
Estimated at £600 - £900


Each relined, cleaned and revarnished. Some surface dirt and discoloured varnish now in evidence.

Example featuring the figure on a path: some very minor rubbing/imperfection to outer edges. Retouching to lower left hand corner and some likely general strengthening to the grey of the sky.

Second example: signature possibly with some strengthening, also with some possible mild strengthening to grey of sky. Slight stretcher shadow, more prominantly on the upright horizontal.

Each slightly flattened as a result of the relining process, but broadly in a stable 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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