7th Oct, 2023 13:00 GMT/BST

The Harlequin Sale

  Lot 283


Beth Carter (b.1968)
"Dreaming King" (2017)
Initialled and numbered 6/15, resin, 140cm high

Awarded her undergraduate degree in Fine Art from Sunderland University in 1995, Beth Carter is a sculptor and visual artist who focuses on depictions of fantasy and mythology. Carter’s work is showcased in collections all around the world, with her award-winning charcoal drawings and sculptures in galleries such as Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan, the New Salem Museum, Massachusetts, and the Musee d’Art Classique de Mougins, France. Carter’s work contains extraordinary yet digestible narratives that allow viewers to observe the mystical world of her imagination. The narratives also root her work in the supernatural, featuring the bonding of predators and prey, flora blooming on animals, and theatrical depictions of costume. Beth Carter’s works encapsulate a dreamlike and ethereal – yet often unsettling - atmosphere.

Sold for £2,500
Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000


Auction: The Harlequin Sale, 7th Oct, 2023

From the Estate of Michael Raw

A single owner sale bursting with colour and design.

Michael Raw was an erudite, compelling, and much-loved history teacher at Sedbergh School, remembered for his charm, warmth, and wit as well as his old-fashioned eccentricities. Michael was educated at Haberdashers School and Queens College, Cambridge and went on to write for the Cambridge Footlights and Not the Nine O’Clock News as well as playing rugby for the Harlequins before dedicating his life to teaching.

The sale comprises African art, sleek Italian, German, and Dutch 20th Century Design furniture inspired by the De Stijl movement by leading names such as Cassina and Fritz Hansen, contemporary ceramics and sculpture by the likes of John Maltby and Merete Rasmussen, contemporary art, rugs, and a whole host of quirky works of art. Vivid colour ties the whole collection together, exemplified by his collection of harlequin themed works of art and textiles inspired by his years playing for the legendary rugby team.


Wednesday 4 October 4pm-7pm, Thursday 5 October - Friday 6 October 10am-4pm, and morning of sale from 8am

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