11th Nov, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European & Sporting Art

  Lot 1079


Alfred Augustus Glendening Snr. (1840-1921)

Haymaking at Luccombe, Isle of Wight

Signed, oil on canvas, 39cm by 64cm

There are five related and undated works of the same scene known to this and listed on the Alfred Augustus Glendening database. The present work will also be added bringing the number to six. It is presumed that any undated works to be after 1909.

We are grateful to David Coulthard and Alice Munro- Faure for their assistance in cataloguing this lot.

Sold for £3,200
Estimated at £1,000 - £1,500


Glazed. Original canvas. Relatively light surface dirt and discoloured varnish. An amount of probable fine and slightly discoloured retouching across the glimpse of the sea, which is mostly visible by eye. Otherwise there is little to discern by way of restoration or intervention with a UV light, but does not entirely proclude some further minor retouches. Otherwise in a broadly good, stable and presentable state of preservation.


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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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