Evening View and Talk for the British and Continental Pictures and Prints Auction

15TH APRIL 2019 18:00 - 20:00

On 17th April Olympia Auctions will be holds its bi-annual sale of British and Continental pictures and prints dating from the 16th to the 21st century.

The auction of over 200 paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints is particularly strong in Modern British works. Among them are pictures by exponents in the field including Augustus John, John Bratby, Anne Redpath and Dame Laura Knight. Works by lesser known figures such as Harry Epworth Allen and Sir Thomas Monnington P.R.A. nonetheless have a dedicated following.

Among the Continental pictures, intriguing 19th and 20th century oil paintings from Russia include Lenin Hunting by Aleksandr Moravov and Aleksandr Makovsky’s Little Soldiers.

The sale features a strong selection of topographical works, including unusual watercolours of the Canadian Pacific Railway and Big Horn Mountain by Washington Friend , watercolours of Mahabaleshwar by Lieut. Gen. Henry Hancock and a striking, small gouache of Valletta at sunset by the sought-after Maltese artist Luigi Maria Galea.

Of particular interest in the drawings section is a 30cm x 2m 'Battle of Bareilly', 1858, drawn by Lieut. Gen. Henry Hope Crealock. Crealock is best remembered for his definitive accounts of deer stalking in the Highlands, but was also an accomplished amateur draughtsman whose depictions of military events in Africa, China and India featured in the Illustrated London News and are valuable records of the campaigns.

With a reputation for excellence and affordability - estimates from £100-£9000 - this auction attracts a growing audience of established and new collectors as well as interior designers.

On the evening of Monday 15th April Tom Mendel gives a talk about the highlights in the auction at 6.45pm during the Evening View. Drinks and nibbles are served in the gallery from 6-8pm. The auction catalogue is on our website from mid March.


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