An impressive selection of paintings will be up for sale in our forthcoming Fine Art auction on Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th February 2023.
Lots shown: 1057, 1060, 1166.
Lot 1057 - English School, circa 1740, oil on canvas, portrait of Lieut. Charles Le Hardy R.N. (1716-1780), Governor of New York (1755-1757). Estimate: £2500-3500.
Lot 1060 - Attributed to Robert Walker (1607-1658) oil on canvas - portrait of a gentleman named as William Alexander of Needham Market, indistinctly inscribed, 74cm x 62cm, in fine period carved gilt frame with carved orange blossom. N.B. William Alexander was the son of Rev. John Alexander of Otley, he was an iron monger and was the first member of his family to become a Quaker, in 1657 he was committed to the County Gaol for promulgating the tenets of Quakers, and at the Quarter Sessions fined £5, and re-committed for refusing to pay it, He died in 1681, William's grandson founded the Alexander's Bank in Needham Market, one of the earliest private banks. Although the bank wasn't formally trading until 1744, it is known that the Alexanders were transacting banking business at an earlier period. Estimate: £6000-8000.
Lot 1166 - Algernon Newton (1880-1968) oil on board - Upper Park Road, Hampstead. Estimate: £5000-7000.
Four large lots of Arsenal F.C. Football related memorabilia will go up for auction in our forthcoming Specialist Collectors' auction on Tuesday 28th March.
Two large lots of Colchester related epherma, postcards and photographs will go up for auction in our forthcoming Specialist Collectors' auction on Tuesday 28th March.
We are privileged to include a fine collection of paintings, etchings and works on paper from the Estate of Joseph Plaskett in our April Fine Art sale.