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Fairground Gallopers, merry-go-round original oil painting, signed, 1969.

30th March 2021|

Masterly composition and zingy, Pop art colours, this is a piece of 60s folk art from the days when fairground roundabouts and their rides were still the wooden works of art, carved, painted and traveled by Victorian showmen rather than the tawdry fiberglass casts that have replaced them. 21 x 25 ins. oil on board in original frame. Signed bottom right, 'Stephens,' 1969. Carrier charged at cost or buyer collects from NW5. UK Carrier/ postage charged at cost or buyer collects from London NW5

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Felix Kelly, (1914-1994) ‘Snow in the Park,’ oil on board, c. 1950/60, signed bottom right corner, 37 x 45 cm in frame

22nd June 2022|

An archetypal  country house landscape garden scene of low winter light animated by the subtle pink and yellow tints of Kelly's sky-scape. Kelly 's style was a peculiarly original blend of Surrealism and Romanticism, he painted country houses and worked as a graphic designer, stage designer, interior designer and illustrator  His best known commission was for four mural panels painted in the Garden Hall at Castle Howard in 1982 and featuring in the famous Anglia Television production of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, with Jeremy Irons as the novice country house artist Charles Rider. This painting is typical of his mature and best style. Unglazed, in a black reeded frame.

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Original design for a mural, mid C20th, by Barbara Jones

30th March 2021|

Barbara Jones, pen, ink and wash, possibly a design for a mural, signed 'Barbara Jones' bottom right, unfaded, 44 x 59cm in mid C20th frame supplied by the Lacy Gallery in London W11. UK Carrier charged at cost or buyer collects from London NW5

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Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee, 1970s Pop art mirror glass picture and looking glass

1st June 2022|

'Iconic' in the best sense of the word, this black and silver  royal portrait holograph-style mirror glass looking glass dates from the groovy 70's when 'QEII celebrated her  Silver Jubilee and the country  - and the Sex Pistols - celebrated with her, in very good condition  with just a few  minor scratches, see photos.  God Save the Queen. Measures 10 ins x 13 ins in wooden frame.

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SOLD : Genuine and Original hand painted fairground signboard, ‘3 shots 50p,’1970s

30th March 2021|

'KNOCK 3 DOWN TO WIN.' Handpainted showman's fairground sign. Red, yellow, black and green on cream ground. Painted on hardboard with two string fastenings. The 50 pence piece was introduced in to the coinage in 1969, so this fairground sign probably dates from the 1970s, and would have become obsolete once prices increased with inflation. 24 x 14.5 ins. UK Carrier charged at cost or buyer collects from NW5.

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SOLD: A proud stable lad and his horse, large vintage sepia studio portrait photograph, mounted

22nd March 2022|

Unsigned and undated, with undecipherable pencil squiggles on the back, a horse and his boy outside a stable, both in fine fettle, a water stain on the mount bottom left, sepia photograph measures 19 x 14 cm, mount, 30 x 25 cm.

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SOLD: Studies on my Allotment, 1, 2, & 3, by Jasper Appleby-Sherring, water crayon and graphite on paper, 2021

3rd April 2022|

Jasper Appleby-Sherring ( BA Hons. Fine Art) studied at the City and Guilds of London Art School. His mission statement :  'to make work that presents the potential that everyone has to construct their own worlds.... possible solutions to issues of living in the climate crisis... making your own (DIY). Taking control of the means of production. To value what you’ve made, to look after it and to know how to fix it. Making systems and cycles accessible - bringing them within reach. From making my own plant pots to facilitating compost, building and growing your own luffa... to investigate what fun can be had in trying to adjust our lives and environments to be more sensitive to the natural world.' These 3 studies of kale plants growing on his allotment show careful detail and close observation in the tradition of Albrecte Durer's  famous 'Great Piece of Grass,'  his study of a turf lump massed with growing wild plants. Jasper is the real deal. They are sold as a set of 3,  23 x 32 cm, framed.

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SOLD: The Champion Gymkhana Winners, mixed media painting on board, framed, signed Batterbury 1962.

27th April 2022|

Weird, wonderful and unique double celebratory portrait, a pair of siblings, the over-confidant youth and his subdued younger sister, posing side by side in their riding gear against a lap boarded stable wall closely hung with tack, pony club-style prize photographs and neatly-pinned, brilliantly coloured gymkhana rosettes,  with the proud paterfamilia's long legs entering the frame bottom right. Note the arrangement of legs. Who are they?  Signed below, Batterbury '62 (twice). In perfect unfaded and very bright chromatic condition. Measures 18.5 x 13 ins in original frame, painted brilliant chrome yellow,

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The Trevi Fountain, Rome, by John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992), watercolour & mixed media, c. 1960

28th March 2022|

The lively and very free rendering of a famous Italian landmark is done in the artist's very best style. The Arthur Jeffress Gallery showed a series of paintings and watercolours of Rome by John Piper in May 1962  based on sketches which Piper had made on a visit to the city a few months beforehand.  This painting is one of those;  provenance: with original sale label on the back, Arthur Jeffress Gallery, 28 Davie Street, London W.1. , original purchaser 'J.W. Notcutt, Esq.' Watercolour, ink, gouache, crayon, in a contemporary narrow gold gesso frame (chipped) with a wide drab-blue mount.  Signed, John Piper, bottom right, with original sale label on back, 55 x 75 in frame . Price on application.

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