Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60).
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Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60).
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,546) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Chester Sale Chester
5 Sep 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 19901
Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60). Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60). Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60). Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60). Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60). Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60). Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60). Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60). Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60). Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962) A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60).
Lot Details
Arthur Spooner (British, 1873-1962)
A collection of 59 various studies including horses, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, including a self portrait, still lives and others
oil on board, and several pastels, many are double sided, unframed
each 32 x 38cm approx (59), also a print after Spooner 'Home Ales' (60).

Footnotes

  • This remarkable collection of studies and sketches all date from the 1950s. The present owner was accepted as a pupil by Spooner. His teaching method was to ask the pupil to attend with a primed board, which Spooner used to paint a study. The pupil observed the progress of the painting and Spooner commented on his methods, and after the pupil practised by copying or using the techniques as a basis for his own similar painting. It is these spontaneous studies which are offered for sale here.

    Arthur Spooner studied at Nottingham School of Art, and was later a teacher there. Initially he was taught to paint in the neo-classical style of later Victorian painters like Herbert Draper and Frank Dicksee, but he then adopted the methods of British impressionist painters. He excelled in this style of painting depicting a wide range of subjects. He was a particularly fine painter of horses and figures, and a fine observer of the effects of light on a landscape.
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