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I began working for Abbott and Holder in October 2003. Philip had ‘spotted’ me working in the saleroom at Bonhams Knightsbridge, where I was a porter. For whatever reason he felt I was worth a shot, offered me a job … and changed the course of my life. I will always be grateful that he did, and that the initial risk he took on me was followed by years of opportunities and generous encouragement. Until last week we had been business partners for 13 years; in the Joint Venture for special projects that we set up in 2008 (vide our Exhibitions of The Eglington Tournament Watercolours, The Duchess of Sutherland’s WWI Field Hospital, George Romney Drawings etc.) and from 2013 as co-Directors of Abbott and Holder Ltd. We have worked hard, but it has always been fun. I will miss sharing much of a job we both love; the thrill of the hunt … the excitement of an unusual or particularly beautiful work … busy days, selling …
Philip leaves a remarkably dedicated team. The combined ‘service’ of the five of us is 82 years; a testament to the success he has made the company, but also to the manner in which he has run it. His charm, energy and infectious enthusiasm will be as familiar to customers as it is to the Company. We wish him the best for his retirement.
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKYOU PHILIP
Tom, Natalie, Mark, James and Lewis
(Issued Wednesday 7th April)
1. ANON (Twentieth-Century) 'Agriculture'; harvest Altar and Zodiac. Tempera on a distemper ground. Possibly a design for a Mural. The verso of the frame inscribed, including the name and address of 'Doris Wenban', perhaps the artist? 15.25x25.75 inches. Framed: 20x31 inches. £1,250VIEW FRAMED
2. ANON (Eighteenth-Century) A Musician at his desk. Chalks. French. c.1795. 12.5x11 inches. Framed: 20.5x18 inches. £1,750
3. ANON (Nineteenth-Century) Wiltshire; 'The Abbey at Fonthill, 1803'. Watercolour. Inscribed and dated, verso. 9.5x12.25 inches. £125
4. ANDERSON Stanley C.B.E. R.A. R.E. (1884-1966) 'Wind-swept Corn'. Engraving. 1938. Edition of 40. Signed and inscribed. 4x3 inches. £1,250
5. ANON (Eighteenth-Century) Roman Antiquities. Pen, ink and wash. Inscribed 'Roma 1772'. Exhibited: John Manning. 13.75x18.5 inches. Framed: 18.5x23 inches. £675
6. BELLINGHAM-SMITH Elinor (1906-1988) The Blue Cape. Ink and watercolour. Signed. Provenance: John Moynihan. Exhibited: Twentieth Century Gallery. 13x9 inches. Framed: 19x15 inches. £325VIEW FRAMEDVIEW VERSO
7. ANON (Eighteenth-Century) John the Baptist in the Desert. Pencil. c.1800. After Anton Raphael Mengs' c.1753/54 painting in the Prado, but probably copied from an engraving. 10.5x14 inches.
8. BELL Quentin (1910-1996) Draped figure. Plaster. 14.5x9.5x7.5 inches.
9. BULMAN J (Late Eighteenth Century) Derbyshire; Chee Dale on the Wye. Watercolour. 1790. Signed. Inscribed verso 'A view of the Gee (or Cheif) Torr on the River Wye / in Miller Dale, 4 miles from Buxton in / the Peake of Derbyshire 1790'.
There are more drawings of Derbyshire by Bulman in the British Library. 14x20.5 inches. Framed: 21.5x28 inches. £475VIEW FRAMED
10. BISSILL George (1896-1963) Window still life. Watercolour. Signed. 15x11 inches. Framed: 19.5x15 inches. £575VIEW FRAMED
11. BREALEY William Ramsden (1889-1949) 'September 3rd 1939', an ARP Warden. Oil on canvas. Signed and titled recto and verso. 23.5x19.75 inches. Framed: 28.5x24 inches. £6,000VIEW FRAMEDVIEW VERSOThere is another portrait of an ARP Warden by Brealey in the IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1290).CLICK HERE
12. BUTCHER Enid (1902-1991) A Swiss peasant; possibly a washerwoman. Pencil. Signed and dated, 1930. Probably a study for an engraving. 5.5x4.75 inches. £375
13. CERIA Edmond (1884-1955) France; Honfleur. Oil on canvas. Signed. Titled verso. Exhibted: Leicester Galleries. Ex. Collection: Countess of Latham. 12.5x15.75 inches. Framed: 20x23.5 inches.
£1,750VIEW FRAMEDVIEW VERSO
14. CLARKE HALL Edna (1879-1979) Kathy on the moors; a study for Wuthering Heights. Chalk. c.1920. Provenance: Denis Clarke Hall. 9x14 inches. Framed: 18x22 inches. £875VIEW FRAMED
15. COOKE Jean R.A. (1927-2008) 'The Sea / Warm Sea'. Oil on board. Signed. Titled verso. 16x19.75 inches. Framed: 19.5x23.5 inches. £2,750VIEW FRAMEDVIEW VERSO
16. COX David O.W.S. (1783-1859) Wales; a Snowdonian landscape. Chalks. Exhibited: Agnews 129th Annual Watercolour Exhibition, 2002. 7.5x10 inches. Framed: 16x18 inches. £1,100VIEW FRAMEDVIEW VERSO
17. DE CURZON Paul Alfred (1820-1895) Italy; Rome, a Forum Capriccio. Charcoal. Signed with monogram. 11.5x10 inches. £275
18. EDRIDGE Henry A.R.A. (1769-1821) Hampshire; Winchester, 'St Cross from the Meadows'. Pencil. Inscribed and dated, September 12th 1800. Exhibited: Leger Galleries, Dec 1983. 8.25x11.5 inches. Framed: 16x19.25 inches.
£675VIEW FRAMEDVIEW VERSO
19. ELDRIDGE Mildred R.W.S. (1909-1991) Hawfinch. Watercolour. Signed inscribed and dated, '29.09.78'. 13.5x10.5 inches. £775
20. FIELDING Anthony Vandyke Copley P.O.W.S. Cumberland; Lake District, 'Helvellyn from Brothers Water'. Watercolour. Signed and dated, 1834. Titled verso and inscribed 'Mr Hudson / Kulm Lodge / Newton Park / Leeds. 7.5x10.5 inches. £975VIEW INSCRIPTION
21. HOARE William R.A. (Attributed to) (1707-1792)
Figure Study. Red chalks. 8.5x6.5 inches. £175
22. HARE Augustus (1834-1903) Itlay; Verona, a view from the Giusti Gardens. Watercolour. The backing inscribed in a modern hand, 'November 8th 1869'. 7x10 inches. £475
24. GREEN Margaret (1925-2003) 'The Parlour Window'. Oil on canvas laid on board. Signed. Signed and titled verso. 16.75x29.75 inches. Framed: 19.5x32.5 inches. £2,250VIEW FRAMEDVIEW VERSO
25. HUGHES-STANTON Sir Herbert R.A. R.W.S. (1870-1937)
Hampshire; Downs landscape, probably near Titchfield. Watercolour. Signed and dated, 1917. 12x17 inches. £295
26. HUNT William Henry O.W.S. (1790-1864) The corner of a cottage, or perhaps a basement interior. Watercolour. Signed. Provenance: The Newall Collection, Christies, 13, 14 December 1979, Album, lot 249. 3.5x4.5 inches. £95
27. LEITCH William Leighton (1804-1883) Tantallon Castle, North Berwick. Pencil. Prov: a large group of drawings by Leitch bought at Christies 13.09.89. 1.75x3.5 inches. Framed: 9x10.5 inches. £75VIEW FRAMED
28. HUGHES-STANTON Blair (1902-1981) 'The Maze'. Wood-engraving. 1929. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 4/30. 5.75x4.75 inches.
29. JONES Harold (1904-1992) Driving Cattle; a book illustration. Pen, ink and watercolour. 1.5x8 inches. £275
30. KEENE Charles (1823-1891) 'Vicissitudes of Families'. Pen and ink. Signed. Dedicated 'J Crawhall from his friend Charles J Keene, March 12 1889'. Provenance: Joseph Crawhall (1821-1896); Cyril Bird (Fougasse) CBE (1887-1965); Major Tom Bird DSC MC (1918-2017). 5.5x4 inches. £375VIEW INSCRIPTION
31. LINNELL William (1826-1906) or James (1842-1910) Mountain Landscape, possibly Wales. Chalks. Provenance: Mrs Joan Linnell Burton. 12x22 inches. £175
32. LUARD Lowes Dalbiac (1874-1944) The Haycart. Oil on board. Exhibited: Michael Parkin. 4.5x6.5 inches. Framed: 10.5x13 inches. £2,250VIEW FRAMEDVIEW VERSO
33. MILLER John (1931-2002) Italy; Venice, 'Sun through Haze'. Oil on canvas. Signed. Titled verso. Exhibited: Messums. 19.5x29.5 inches. Framed: 27x37 inches.
£2,250VIEW FRAMEDVIEW VERSO
34. MORRISON James R.S.A. R.S.W. (born 1932) France; L'Obiou from the Ravine des Achards. Oil on board. Signed and dated, 1980. 36x60 inches. Framed: 41x65 inches. £3,750VIEW FRAMED
35. OSBOURNE James T A (1907-1979) 'Sunday Morning'. Wood-engraving. Signed, titled, dated 1948 and editioned '2/30'. 5x6 inches.
36. PINOTTI G (Late Nineteenth Century) Sicily; The Greek Theatre at Taormina, with Etna beyond. Watercolour. Signed and inscribed. 9x15 inches. £575
37. RUST Graham (born 1942) Parrot Tulip. Watercolour and gouache. Signed and dated, 1994. 7.5x6 inches. Framed: 12x10.5 inches. £650VIEW FRAMEDVIEW VERSO
38. PICKERSGILL Frederick Richard R.A. (1820-1900) A gallant rescue. Watercolour and pencil. c.1870. 4.25x4.25 inches. Framed: 12x10.5 inches. £275VIEW FRAMED
39. MENDEZ Theo (1934-1997) Textile design. Oil on paper. Provenance: Acquired from the artist by the previous owner. 13x7.5 inches. Framed: 16.5x11.5 inches.
41. RUSHBURY Sir Henry R.A. R.E. (1889-1968) 'St Victor, Marseilles' (JR.38). Drypoint. 1921. Signed. 7.25x4.25 inches. £375
42. PROUT Samuel O.W.S. (1783-1852) Two Brigs and a Lugger (Left), Brigs (Centre), Brig and Hoy (Cutter Rigged) (Right). Pencil. c.1820. Provenance: North Devon Athenaeum. 3x7 inches. £50
43. TAYLOR Charles William (1878-1960) 'Essex'. Wood- engraving. Signed. Titled beneath the mount. 5.25x7.25 inches. £275
44. SANDBY Paul R.A. (Pupil of / Circle of) (1725-1809)
'The Late Mr Thomas Sandby's / Windsor Great Park'. Watercolour. Inscribed verso. c.1800. Thomas Sandby (1721-1798) was appointed Deputy Ranger of Windsor Park in 1765. He lived at the Deputy Ranger's lodge from about 1770. 4.5x7 inches. Framed: 13x15 inches. £975VIEW FRAMEDVIEW INSCRIPTION
45. SQUIRRELL Leonard Russell R.E. R.W.S. (1893-1979) Suffolk; The Orwell at Ipswich, a view from the Ostrich. Etching. Signed. 4.5x8 inches. £375
46. VARLEY John O.W.S. (1778-1842) Capriccio. Watercolour. Provenance: The Newall Collection, Christies, 13, 14 December 1979, Album, lot 249. 3.5x5.5 inches. £375
47. THOMAS Margaret (1916-2016) Still Life with Daisies and Irises. Oil on board. Signed. Artist's label and dated verso, 'June '88'. 23x13 inches. Framed: 28x18 inches. £1,750VIEW FRAMEDVIEW VERSO
48. TENNYSON REED Edward (1860-1933)
'Josy' (Chamberlain) and 'Arthur' (Balfour) at Downing St. Chamberlain and Balfour await the start of the Bannerman / Asquith Ministry. Pencil, for 'Punch'. 1905. Monogrammed. Inscribed 'Josy, "Oh I say, Arthur, what a lark we will have with their windows when they get the shop open. I've got my pockets full of chesnuts to shy at 'em!" Arthur, "So have I Josy!"'. 7.5x10 inches. £375
49. WASHINGTON William A.R.E. (1885-1956) 'On the borders of the Pennines'. Aquatint. Signed and titled. 9x11.5 inches. £375
50. WELLS Denys George (1881-1973) France; WWI, the nave of a damaged Church. Watercolour. Signed. Inscribed and dated, 'France '14'. Wells served with the Artist's Rifles in France during WWI. 12.25x9 inches. £575
51. WYLLIE William Lionel R.A. R.E. (1851-1931) Kent; the Medway. Oil on card. Signed and dated 1870. 3.75x7 inches. Framed: 5.75x9 inches. £975VIEW FRAMED
(Will be issued here on Wednesday 20th April)
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