Rare paintings by some of East Anglia's finest artists will go under the hammer on November 19 at Bonhams' annual auction of East Anglian Art sold in London.
Pictures have been gathered from across the country and the sale comprises around 130 lots, ranging in date from the 17th Century through to contemporary works, with presale estimates ranging from £500-20,000.
Highlights include an oil of Pin-Mill by Edward Seago -a picture which was given as a wedding present by the artist to the current owner. Edward Brian (Ted) Seago(1910–1974) painted in both oils and watercolours.The son of a coal merchant, Seago was a self-taught artist, (although he received advice from Sir Alfred Munnings and Bertram Priestman, and enjoyed a wide range of admirers including the British Royal family. At fourteen, he won an award from the Royal Drawing Society.
The sale also includes several works by Alfred Munnings, including a fine watercolour of horses estimated at £8,000-12,000.
The Nottingham-born pair of Arnesby Brown and Campbell Mellon both settled in the region after becoming inspired by the landscape. Both artists feature frequently in the auction including a striking canvas of cattle by Arnesby Brown, estimated at £10,000-15,000.
Fans of East Anglian art and those seeking very special Christmas presents will be able to preview the sale in The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds on November 5th from 9am-7pm and 6th from 9am-4pm, and at St Michael's Church, Reepham, Norfolk on November 12th from 9am-7pm and 13th from 9am-4pm, the sale will then be previewed in Bonhams Knightsbridge salerooms before being sold in London on 19th November.
The sale will be available to view online from the start of November at www.bonhams.com/eastanglianpictures
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