Modern & Contemporary British Art at Roseberys, London

01 Aug 2020

A selection of artworks by modern British artists will be offered at the Rosebery’s Modern & Contemporary British Art auction on Tuesday 11 August, starting at 12 noon.

Modern British art continues to be a growing segment within the art market and is one of the successful departments at Roseberys.

This auction catalogue provides exciting opportunities to purchase quality artworks by UK artists at attractive prices. Browse the full Catalogue here »


SELECTED LOTS



Left: Richard Smith CBE - Manhattan II, 1978; Right: Richard Smith CBE - Bucklee, 1972

Richard Smith CBE (1931-2016) - Manhattan II, 1978
Acrylic on canvas, mixed media construction, signed, titled and dated on an attached canvas tag, 152.5x57cm (two pieces) (ARR). After selling work by Richard Smith,CBE in the former Modern & Contemporary British Art sale for £102,500 earlier this year, Roseberys are delighted to offer work by the English painter and printmaker once again. On offer within the upcoming auction is six lots by the artist. One of the highlights out of the collection of work is ‘Manhattan II’. See Price Estimate...

Richard Smith CBE, (1931-2016) - Bucklee, 1972
Oil, wood and canvas, signed and dated 1972 on the reverse, 225 x 90cm (ARR) Provenance: Christie's, 21 Mar 2013 lot 162; Roger Hilton Gallery, where purchased by the present owner. Note: “Bucklee” is a pun on the name Stephen Buckley, a dear friend of Richard Smith's who owned works by the fellow Pop artist. The oil, wood and canvas artwork, was bought from Christie’s in 2013 and purchased by the present owner from the Roger Hilton Gallery. See Price Estimate...



Left: William Tillyer - Untitled, 1980; Right: Philip Sutton RA - Village Garden, 1956

William Tillyer (b.1938) - Untitled, 1980
Mixed media, welded wire mesh, acrylic, and cardboard, signed and dated 80 in paint on the reverse, 82cm x 73cm, (unframed) (ARR). Tillyer studied at Middlesbrough College of Art (1956-1959) and the Slade School of Art in London (1960-1962). In 1978, he moved to Wiltshire, where he first began to paint on wire mesh, such as this piece. There are at least 15 works by Tillyer in the Tate collection, other examples of his work are also included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Brooklyn Art Museum, the Fort Worth Art Museum, Texas, the Smith College Museum of Art and the V&A museum. See Price Estimate...

Philip Sutton RA (b.1928) - Village Garden, 1956
Oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated on the reverse, 71x86.5cm (ARR). After attending the Slade School of Arts where his contemporaries were Craigie Aitcheson, Michael Andrews and Euan Uglow, Sutton’s stylistic freedom and vivid use of colour swiftly attracted attention. After being asked to become a Royal Academician in 1988, Sutton has developed an international following. His work has been displayed at The Royal Academy, The Tate, The Globe, The Welsh Assembly, Kensington Palace, & The UK Parliament, and exhibited outside of the UK in Paris, Sydney, and Chicago. See Price Estimate...



Left: Alan Davie CBE RA HRSW - Radio Times Landscape 5, 1975; Right: Jack Smith - Celebration. Light and Sound 1, 1989

Alan Davie CBE RA HRSW (1920-2014) - Radio Times Landscape 5, 1975
Gouache on newspaper, signed, titled, indistinctly inscribed, and dated Sept 75 in pencil, 30 x 48.5cm, (ARR). This work is accompanied with a certificate from Alan Wheatley, London. See Price Estimate...

Jack Smith (1928-2011) - Celebration. Light and Sound 1, 1989
Oil on canvas, signed, dated and titled on the reverse, 91.5 x 91.5cm, (ARR). See Price Estimate...



Left: Alan Davie CBE RA HRSW - Illa Guber Mentem, 2010; Right: Alan Davie CBE RA HRSW - Anima Corporalis: Non ego nature of psychopomp, 1997

Alan Davie CBE RA HRSW (1920-2014) - Illa Guber Mentem, 2010
Oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated to verso, 96.5 x 76cm (ARR). Alan Davie is strongly inspired by Zen philosophies, his work usually consists of responsive and spontaneous primitive compositions painted with obsessive, conglomerate mark-making to form abstract images. His influences and references within his work are wide-ranging and include Pictish symbol stones, Jungian psychoanalysis, contemporary abstract painters and his love of music. See Price Estimate...

Alan Davie CBE RA HRSW (1920-2014) - Anima Corporalis: Non ego nature of psychopomp, 1997
Gouache on paper, signed and dated in biro, 55 x 74.5cm, (ARR). Alan Davie is strongly inspired by Zen philosophies, his work usually consists of responsive and spontaneous primitive compositions painted with obsessive, conglomerate mark-making to form abstract images. His influences and references within his work are wide-ranging and include Pictish symbol stones, Jungian psychoanalysis, contemporary abstract painters and his love of music. See Price Estimate...



Left: William Gear RA RBSA - Twin Red, 1995; Right: Richard Smith CBE - Hanging study; mixed media, 1985

William Gear RA RBSA (1915-1997) - Twin Red, 1995
Pastel in colours, signed and dated, and signed, titled and dated Nov 95 on the reverse, 36.5 x 48.5cm, (ARR). See Price Estimate...

Richard Smith CBE (1931-2016) - Hanging study; mixed media, 1985
Signed and dated in red, 37.5x56.5cm, (ARR). This hanging piece is a maquette with an idea towards the eventual “Treads and Risers”. You see the image on the left portions of the kites are stairs, and the cut out shapes are also approximations of extended steps. See Price Estimate...



Left: Joe Tilson RA - Pantominoe, 1966; Right: Joe Tilson RA - Polymnia, 1995

Joe Tilson RA (b. 1928) - Pantominoe, 1966
Vacuum-formed acrylic sheet, from the edition of 60, 61x61cm, (ARR). Representing the English pop art culture is painter, sculptor and printmaker Joe Tilson RA. ‘Pantominoe’ was created in the height of the period in 1966. The artwork is one of two examples of vacuum-formed works by Tilson in the sale. See Price Estimate...

Joe Tilson RA (b.1928) - Polymnia, 1995
Gouache, signed, inscribed and dated in pencil, 50.5 x 37.5cm, (ARR). Representing the English pop art culture is painter, sculptor and printmaker Joe Tilson RA. See Price Estimate...



Left: Richard Smith CBE - Net, 1994; Right: Richard Wentworth CBE - Palette, 2004

Richard Smith CBE (1931-2016) - Net, 1994
Oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated on the reverse, 145x190.5cm (unframed) (ARR). See Price Estimate...


Richard Wentworth CBE (b.1947) - Palette, 2004
Mixed media newspaper collage relief, signed and dated 15th May 2004, in a glazed box frame, 94x110cm, (ARR). See Price Estimate...



Left: Sir Stanley Spencer CBE RA - Portrait of a girl; Right: David Tindle RA - View of the Thames with barges, 1959

Sir Stanley Spencer CBE RA (1891-1959) - Portrait of a girl
Pencil on paper, signed and dated July 1958, 50.7cm x 35.4cm (ARR). This particular drawing would have been executed over a year before the artist's death on 14th December 1959. Spencer was frequently commissioned to complete portrait drawings - referred to as 'heads' - until the end of his career. The fine lines and precision of the drawing show the influence of his time at the Slade under the tutelage of Henry Tonks between 1908 and 1912. See Price Estimate...

David Tindle RA (b.1932) - View of the Thames with barges, 1959
Oil on canvas, signed and dated, 71 x 101.5cm, (ARR). See Price Estimate...



Left: Stephen Cox RA - Red Verona Marble; Right: Barry Flanagan OBE RA - To Plough

Stephen Cox RA (b.1946- 1983) - Red Verona Marble
194x87cm, 143x176cm, 108x190cm, (approx.) (ARR). Provenance: Private Collection London Exhibition Tate Gallery, Millbank lawn. See Price Estimate...

Barry Flanagan OBE RA (1941-2009) - To Plough
Horton stone, signed with the initials, titled and numbered IV VIIV, 15x30.5x13cm (ARR). Executed in 1975, this work is unique. Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 25 October 2005, lot 569. See Price Estimate...



Left: Sir Jacob Epstein - Peonies; Right: Muriel Barclay - Dos a Dos

Sir Jacob Epstein (1880 -1959) - Peonies
Watercolour on paper signed, 44x56cm (ARR). Jacob Epstein made his name as a sculptor of monuments and portraits, as well as working as a painter and illustrator. See Price Estimate...

Muriel Barclay (b.1951) - Dos a Dos
Oil on canvas, signed, 75 x 71 cm, (ARR). See Price Estimate...



Left: Sir William Russell-Flint RA RSW PRWS - On the Loing at Moret; Right: Samuel John Lamorna Birch RA RWS - The Teme & Ludlow Bridge

Sir William Russell-Flint RA RSW PRWS (1880-1969) - On the Loing at Moret
Watercolour, signed, signed and titled to the reverse of the frame, 21.5 x 27.5cm (ARR) Note: We are grateful to David Tatham for confirming the authenticity of this work. See Price Estimate...

Samuel John Lamorna Birch RA RWS (1869-1955)- The Teme & Ludlow Bridge
Watercolour and graphite heightened with white, signed in pencil, 23.5x29cm, (ARR). See Price Estimate...



Left: William Bowyer RA - Heron House Garden, Chiswick; Right: Modern British School, late 20th century- Two female nudes in an interior

William Bowyer RA (1926-2015) - Heron House Garden, Chiswick
Oil on canvas, signed, 71x89cm, (ARR). Heron House was first called The Hollies. From 1895 Mr Barnaby, John Thornycroft’s chief engineer, lived here, followed by Neville Heaton, a senior civil servant who led the team that put through the 1944 Butler Education Act, which set policy for the next four decades, came to live here in 1941. Sir Gilbert Flemming, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education, lived here during the 1950s and 60s. See Price Estimate...

Modern British School, late 20th century- Two female nudes in an interior
Oil on board, signed, 20x25cm. See Price Estimate...



Left: Fletcher Sibthorp - Royal ballet Student III; Right: Peter Sedgley - Mescaline Sensation II, 1984

Fletcher Sibthorp (b.1967)- Royal ballet Student III
Oil and pastel on canvas board, signed with initials, 92.5x96cm (ARR) Provenance: from the studio of the artist. Delia Mathews third-year student at the Royal Ballet School now with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. See Price Estimate...

Peter Sedgley (b.1930) - Mescaline Sensation II, 1984
Mixed media, coloured pencils, signed, titled, inscribed and dated in ink to verso, 30x47cm (ARR). Since the 1960s, Op artist Peter Sedgley has been producing luminous paintings of circles and optical explorations of light and kinetics. Trained as an architect at the Brixton Technical School and then serving as an assistant in architectural firms during the 1940s and ‘50s, Sedgley began to paint in 1963 and pursued his career as an artist. See Price Estimate...



Left: Josef Herman OBE RA - Seated Nude, 1990; Right: Lillian Holt - Costal scene

Josef Herman OBE RA (1911-2000) - Seated Nude, 1990
Oil on board, signed verso, bears labels to the reverse of the frame, 60.5x48.5cm (ARR). Agi Katz has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this piece. See Price Estimate...

Lillian Holt (1898-1983) - Costal scene
Oil on canvas, signed and dated '59, 46x61cm (ARR). See Price Estimate...



Left: Pamela Cornell - In Hyde Park; Right: Peter Kuhfeld RP NEAC - Quai Bertin, early May

Pamela Cornell (1928-1987) - In Hyde Park
Oil on canvas, signed, and signed, titled and dated 1980 to verso, 76x101.5cm: together with one other oil on canvas by the same artist entitled In the Orchard, signed, and signed, titled and dated 1984 on the reverse, 45.5x55cm., (2) (ARR). See Price Estimate...

Peter Kuhfeld RP NEAC (b.1952) - Quai Bertin, early May
Oil on board, inscribed to the reverse of the frame, signed, 42 x 55cm, (ARR). See Price Estimate...



Left: Edwin John Alexander RSA RSW RWS - Dachshund; Right: Celia Pike - Chester by the window

Edwin John Alexander RSA RSW RWS (1870-1926) - Dachshund
Watercolour, signed with initials, 32.5x30.5cm. See Price Estimate...

Celia Pike (b.1952) - Chester by the window
Gouache, signed, 30x25cm, (ARR). See Price Estimate...



Left: Andy Stewart (b.1963) - Chrysalis, 2008; Right: Andy Stewart (b.1963) - Guardian Angel, 2008

Andy Stewart (b.1963) - Chrysalis, 2008
Mixed media on linen, signed, titled, inscribed and dated on the reverse, 195 x 185cm (ARR). See Price Estimate...

Andy Stewart (b.1963) - Guardian Angel, 2008
Mixed media on linen, signed, titled, inscribed and dated on the reverse, 195 x 180cm (ARR). See Price Estimate...



Anthony Farrell - Summer on Leigh Beach, and Grey Sea, 1982

Anthony Farrell (1945) - Summer on Leigh Beach, and Grey Sea, 1982
Watercolours, two, ea. signed and dated in pencil, 37x53.5cm and 40x54.5cm respectively, (2) (ARR). See Price Estimate...

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