Remembering Colin Jellicoe
Colin Jellicoe (1942-2018) opened his first gallery in Manchester with his friend and fellow artist, Geoffrey Key, while his second in Portland Street quickly became a much-loved fixture on the local art scene. The first 30-odd lots in a sale at Stockport auctioneers Capes Dunn represented five decades of Jellicoe’s own work. Most hotly contested was titled ‘C. J. under Blue Wester Skies’ from 2002, which sold in the room for £380 against an estimate of £50-80. This landing net that sold for an affordable £120 at the most recent country sporting sale at Mitchells in Cockermouth. The net was a rare prototype by Hugh Falkus, a former Second World War Spitfire pilot, passionate fisherman, who wrote many books on the subject.