John Frederick Herring Sr. (1795-1865)
At the game dealer's
Signed and dated 1840
Oil on canvas
46.1 x 61.4cm; 18¼ x 24¼in
Provenance: Christie’s, London, 26 April 1985, lot 16; Dickinson, London
Old Master, British and European Paintings on Wednesday, September 4, at 10 a.m., at Woolley and Wallis, Castle Street, Salisbury.
Lot 248 William Callow RWS (1812-1908) The Grand Canal with Santa Maria della Salute, Venice Signed and dated 1897 Oil on canvas 57 x 85.5cm; 22½ x 33½in Provenance: Catalogue of a portion of the remaining works of William Callow, R.W.S., Messrs Christie Manson & Woods, London, 21st March 1910, lot 70 Est: £2,500-3,500
The sale totals 368 lots covering a broad range of artists and subjects. There is a good section of paintings relating to India, the Far East, and travel in general, with topographical works by Robert Havell, William Hodges, and Clifford Henry Mecham. There are a number of works from the collection of Lord Astor of Hever, including depictions of Hever Castle and other Kentish views. Estimates range from £200 to £35,000.
Lot 342 Sir John Lavery RA, RSA, RHA (Irish, 1856-1941) Little Nell signed, inscribed, and dated To Pratt avec Beaucoup de love / John Lavery 85 (lower left) and titled (lower centre) oil on canvas 35.5 x 45.7cm; 14 x 18in Provenance: Given by the artist to the painter William Pratt (1855-1936); by direct family descent to the present owner. Exhibited: Edinburgh and London, Fine Art Society; Belfast, Ulster Museum; and Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Sir John Lavery RA, 1856-1941, 1984-5, no. 14. Literature: Kenneth McConkey, Sir John Lavery (Canongate Press, Edinburgh, 1993), p.39. The present work can be compared to Lavery’s Youth and age of the same year, in the collection of Stonyhurst College. Est: £7,000-10,000
Lot 266 Addison Thomas Millar (American 1860-1913) An Oriental Shop Signed and marked with the artist’s thumbprint, and dated 07, titled, initialled and marked with thumbprint to verso Oil on canvas 46 x 61.5cm; 18 x 24¼in Est: £3,500-4,500
Lot 220 Dominic Serres RA (French 1722-1793) English fleet in calm waters Signed and dated 1788 Oil on panel 33.7 x 49.3cm; 13½ x 19½in Provenance: Crichel House, Dorset Est: £8,000-12,000
Lot 338 Luigi Bechi (Italian 1830-1919) Deux Petits Ciociari Signed Oil on canvas 137 x 100.5cm; 54 x 39½in Provenance: Christie’s Amsterdam, Old Masters and 19th Century paintings, 7th May 2013, lot 229; Bonhams and Butterfields San Francisco, European Paintings, 21st October 2008, lot 95 Est: £25,000-35,000
Lot 337 Martinus Rørbye (Danish 1803-1848) Two shepherd boys in the Roman Campagna Dated 1835 and inscribed Roma Oil on paper laid on canvas 21.4 x 28.5cm; 8½ x 11¼in Provenance: Martinus Rørbye estate sale, Copenhagen, 1849, lot 41; C. von Bornemann, 1905; Hans Tobiesen (1881-1953); his posthumous sale, Winkel et Magnussen, auction 388, 1954, no. 99. Literature: Martinus Rørbye 1803-1848, catalogue raisonné (Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen, 1981), no. 97. The painting is a preparatory work for a version in the Scottish National Gallery (NG 2707). At the time of Rørbye’s estate sale the faces were unfinished, and these were later completed by Wilhelm Marstrand (1810-1873). Est: £8,000-12,000
Lot 157 Nicholaes Maes (Dutch 1634-1693) Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as the artist’s mother Signed, dated 1664, and inscribed AET 69. Oil on panel 74 x 59cm; 29¼ x 23¼in Est: £4,000-6,000
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