Two Recent and Important Sales

Dated: 30 March 2022

The first was a book dated 1753, 1st edition: Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for six Poems by Mr. T. Gray. London. Inscribed by hand to Sophia Burrell from her father Sir Charles Raymond. Sophia was a gifted writer and won much praise for her published works. The book has now found its way back to […]

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A 16th century print has been purchased by the Kirk Edward Long Collection in California

Dated: 9 July 2021

Hans Vredeman de Vries (1526-c.1606/09)  

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Portrait Study of Mrs. Stuart Clarke by Sir James Jebusa Shannon R.A.

Dated: 6 August 2020

We are pleased to announce that the portrait has been acquired by the Leighton House Museum, London.  

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Pmalder Cottage – album of Drawings and Watercolours

Dated: 23 June 2019

We are pleased to announce that the extensive collection of drawings and watercolours by the Paton family and friends has been purchased by The Greenock Watt Institution.

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Two paintings have been purchased by the Campbeltown Museum in Scotland

Dated: 22 June 2018

Two paintings by the famed local artist Archibald Angus MacKinnon (1850–1935) Fishing Boats at Campbeltown Highland Washing at Kintyre

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Charles Frederick de Brocktorff (Danish, 1775-1850) Memorial to a Fallen Sailor – Rock Gate Cemetary (Malta)

Dated: 5 February 2016

This watercolour has been purchased by the Libraries of Malta. A very interesting and historical watercolour by the important Maltese artist, Charles Frederick de Brocktorff. The ramparts shown in the Brocktorff drawing can be identified as the right flank of Firenzuola Bastion, one of the main bastions of the Santa Margherita enceinte, Bormla (Malta), begun […]

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A wonderful transformation of an Early English Portrait – (must see)

Dated: 6 September 2015

A painting recently cleaned reveals a wonderful portrait of a young lady wearing a pink dress. As you can see from our photo’s the portrait had previously been embellished with some fanciful dress. Before: After:

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Dated: 17 January 2015

Recently uploaded onto our website: A watercolour reminiscent of, ‘Manderley’, the fictional estate of the character Maxim de Winter, which plays a central part in Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel, Rebecca.

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Frances Mabel Hollams – Wild Wave 1914

Dated: 13 December 2014

Recently posted on our website is a portrait of a Bay Horse named “Wild Wave” painted by Frances Mabel Hollams in 1914. Unusually the picture is signed with her initials; F M F. The last initial indicating her married surname, “Fox”. Hollams was married to land agent Charles Lionel Fox who worked for the Fairlawne […]

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The Wood Engravings of William Blake for Thornton’s Virgil 1821

Dated: 12 December 2014

We are offering a rare opportunity to buy the complete set of 17 wood engravings, a later edition printed from the original blocks in 1977 by the British Museum, (the total edition was 150 although 15 were not for sale).

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