Auction - Old Master, British, and European Paintings
Lot 253 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 Est: £10,000-15,000

Old Master, British and European Paintings on Wednesday, September 4, at 10 a.m., at Woolley and Wallis, Castle Street, Salisbury.

Auction - Old Master, British, and European Paintings
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.

Auction - Old Master, British, and European Paintings
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
Auction - Old Master, British, and European Paintings
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
Auction - Old Master, British, and European Paintings
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
Auction - Old Master, British, and European Paintings
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
Auction - Old Master, British, and European Paintings
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
Auction - Old Master, British, and European Paintings
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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