The Lincoln Fine Art Sale

Words by:
William Gregory MRICS Golding Young and Mawer
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July 2017

The Lincoln Fine Art auction held in May at Golding Young & Mawer’s Lincoln saleroom continues to grow in popularity, benefitting from worldwide exposure via the online catalogue and live internet bidding, although local pictures continue to attract local collectors.

Lot 1 was a perfect example of this; it was consigned by a vendor from Essex. The picture by the Victorian artist Edward Martindale Richardson was titled ‘Lincoln – morning’ and dated 1868. It is a beautiful landscape of Lincoln painted from the south west, in the region of the Pyewipe or Burton Waters. It sold for £600 to a buyer from south Lincolnshire.

Another picture with local connections was Lot 173 by Graham Hillier. The artist, who died in 2006, was Head of Art and Graphic Design at Branston Community College prior to becoming a professional artist. Two examples of his work were on offer at the Fine Art auction, with the first lot an oil on canvas titled ‘From the Beach at San Pedro’. It attracted competitive bidding, all from local buyers, with the hammer finally falling at £2,200.

An oil on board by the impressive sounding Gherhard Anij Ludwig Munthe Morgenstjerne made £1,700 on a pre-sale estimate of £1,500, selling to a collector from the Netherlands.

The competition that the online catalogue and internet bidding generates always provides for a few surprises. Lot 34 was a study of a monk; this oil on canvas tripled its auction estimate, selling for £1,500.

The highest priced lot in the auction went to Lot 4, selling for £4,200. This was an oil painting by Frederick Gore (1913-2009). It was titled, ‘Olive Trees, Provence’ and consigned by an East Lincolnshire coast vendor.

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