A tranquil oil on canvas by John Anthony Park (1880-1962) depicting moored fishing boats at even-tide – almost certainly at St. Ives where much of his painting took place ‘en plein-air’ – carries a pre-sale estimate of £600-£800. There are also atmospheric views of Dartmoor by Reginald Daniel Sherrin (1891-1971) and Douglas Houzen Pinder (1886-1949), and a bright and breezy watercolour of Land’s End by Frederick Parr (1887-1970).
Somerset features strongly, with a view of The Moat at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells by Adrian Daintrey (1902-1988) and other works by Barry Watkin, Peter Hesp and George Deakins.
Saleroom favourite Harry Frier (1849-1921) is also much in evidence. A panorama of Taunton from Cotlake Hill is expected to make £300-£350, while studies of the Cross Keys, Norton Fitzwarren (£200-£250), St. James’ Almshouses (£200-£250) and the Old Town Bridge (£150-£200) are among a further 10 included entries.
The sale is on view this Saturday, July 27th and, as always, a fully illustrated catalogue will be available on-line.
Further opportunities to view the sale take place on Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31, between 9am-5pm at the Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton.
For more information please call the saleroom on 01823 332525.