11th Nov, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European & Sporting Art

  Lot 1095


Samuel John Lamorna Birch (1869-1955)
Farm girl and foraging pigs in evening sun
Signed and dated 1903, oil on canvas, 34cm by 24cm

Provenance: Private collection, Cumbria

Sold for £4,000
Estimated at £1,200 - £1,800


In an overall good, stable and original state of preservation. Some surface dirt and discoloured varnish. Slight stretcher shadow. Mostly diagonal line of small losses with a degree of minor deterioration to canvas weave which is no more than 1cm in length on the right hand side edge of the left hand tree foliage extending very slightly into the sky (see photos). Further nearly horizontal less evident fine linear loss/damage within sky above and slightly right of previously mentioned damage and no more than 0.5cm in length. Further slight surface abrasion within the lower left hand side outer foliage of right hand side tree. For more information please contact the department.

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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