August fine art
By William Gregory MRICS, Golding Young and Mawer.
Over 380 lots went under the hammer at the Lincoln Fine Art Sale. First to be offered was a watercolour drawing, titled The Blankney, signed by Lionel Edwards (1878-1966) and dated 1949.
Lionel Edwards is known as one of Britain’s best sporting artists, and combined with the image of a local hunt, the picture eventually sold for £4,400.
Peter De Wint (1784-1849) had the added advantage of a Lincoln Usher Art Gallery label from The De Wint Exhibition 1937 – it sold for £1,600.
John Terrick Williams was born in Liverpool in 1860 and went on to study in Paris, travelling widely across Europe; he specialised in landscape and marine subjects. An oil on canvas titled Market Place, Quimperlé, Brittany sold at the auction for £1,100.
Lawrence Biddle (1888-1968) was known as a painter of flower pieces. A fine example of his work dated 1938 quadrupled the auction estimate, selling for £2,400.
The auction also contained more studio works of the Australian artist Hewitt Henry Rayner (1902-1957). Of the 23 lots offered, the top price went to Lot 43, an oil on board titled Saint Cloud, Paris which sold for £300.
A collection of over 70 artworks by, or related to, the Victorian illustrator and caricaturist John Leech (1817-1864) were on offer, the top price of £750 being paid for an oil on canvas pair: Uphill, Downhill.
Full details of the auction can be found at www.goldingyoung.com