There is a lot to be excited about at the beginning of autumn here at Biddle and Webb. In the wake of our most successful wine and spirits sale to date last week, with a 96% sold rate, we are fast approaching our October Interiors auction, which includes the contents of a recently sold Grade II listed early Georgian Manor near Kidderminster.
Amongst a treasure trove of items for sale, there a number of paintings worthy of a closer look. Undeniably one of the star lots is a Dutch 19th Century oil on canvas depicting a frozen river and skaters, estimated at £6000 – £8000. Hinting at the likes of Andreas Schelfhout and Fredrik Marinus Kruseman as well as numerous others painting in this manner, lot 450 is certainly worth a second look.
Another gem in the sale, lot 272, is an oil painting of Naples by Italian artist Carlo Brancaccio. Estimated at £2000 – £3000, this painting is a great example of Brancaccio’s work; paintings of his previously realising over £10000. Its vibrant palette and complimenting swept frame is a stunning piece of late 19th Century art.
If you’re looking for something a little more Contemporary however, make sure you don’t miss lot 264, a Naïve oil on board titled ‘Winter Day Higher Bosullow’ by flourishing Cornish based artist Gill Watkiss. Watkiss’ paintings are increasing in popularity due to their simple scenes of everyday country life married with bright colours and stylised figures. This piece is estimated at just £600 – £800.
I look forward to seeing you at the sale!