Re­mem­ber­ing Colin Jel­li­coe

Lancashire Life - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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