Bishop & Miller draws in­ter­est with new Dec­o­ra­tive Art & De­sign Sale

EDP Norfolk - - Homes & Interiors -

On Satur­day 22nd Septem­ber we’re hold­ing our first spe­cial­ist Dec­o­ra­tive Art and De­sign Sale at our HQ in Stow­mar­ket. Cre­at­ing this Sale has been a long time in the mak­ing, as we have col­lected some ex­quis­ite pieces over the last year our won­der­ful clients and we’re re­ally proud of the se­lec­tion of paint­ings, prints, sketches and much more that we have gath­ered so far.

We’re thrilled to be sell­ing a pen­cil sketch which is signed and dated by the world-renowned artist Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA RA (1887-1976). This lot has gained a lot of in­ter­est and we es­ti­mate it will fetch in the re­gion of £8,000- £12,000 on the day of the auc­tion. Lowry is most fa­mous for paint­ing scenes of life in the in­dus­trial ar­eas of the North of Eng­land in the mid-20th cen­tury and his dis­tinc­tive style is in­stantly recog­nis­able, as well as his use of “match­stick men.” This sketch is re­ally lovely piece, and it will make a su­perb ad­di­tion to any col­lec­tion.

A few pieces which I’m also ex­cited about have strong lo­cal links to East Anglia. We’re sell­ing three works of art by the tal­ented John Piper. John Piper (19031992) was one of the lead­ing mod­ern Bri­tish artists of the 20th cen­tury and he had a real pas­sion for ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal ar­chi­tec­ture, in­clud­ing abbeys, churches, houses and cas­tles. Piper had strong as­so­ci­a­tions with East Anglia and Alde­burgh in gen­eral, where a fond friend­ship with Ben­jamin Brit­ten led him to de­sign al­most all of Brit­ten’s stage works. One of the lots in our spe­cial­ist Dec­o­ra­tive Art and De­sign Sale is Piper’s “Cor­ton Church Suf­folk” which is a lim­ited edi­tion print, signed by Piper and num­bered 31 of 75, its es­ti­mate is £700-£900.

With links a lit­tle fur­ther from our East Anglian shores, we have a stun­ning paint­ing by the well-known and highly-praised Aus­tralian artist, Sir Sid­ney Robert Nolan (1917 – 1992) called “Ay­ers Rock.” This paint­ing has great prove­nance which is al­ways an ex­tra bonus in auc­tion world! This paint­ing was given to us through fam­ily de­cent and on the back of the paint­ing it’s signed by Nolan: “Jack & Joe love from Sid­ney & Cyn­thia Christ­mas 1972.” I think this paint­ing could fetch in the re­gion of £1,000-£1,500 on the day. Nolan has a bold and strik­ing style and his paint­ing is set to add lots of colour to our auc­tion!

With such a breadth of in­ter­est­ing lots I am sure you’re as ex­cited as me for auc­tion day. If you think you have some­thing that you wish to con­sign to Sale or if you would like to come along to auc­tion, visit our web­site for all the de­tails: www.bish­opand­miller­auc­tions.co.uk

Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA RA (1887-1976)

Sir Sid­ney Robert Nolan (1917 -1992)

John Piper (1903-1992)

Oliver Miller, man­ag­ing direc­tor of Bishop & Miller

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