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  • Auction Industry
    Ten important works by Edward Seago to go up for auction at Dreweatts

    Horses in a Norfolk Landscape by Edward Seago (1916-1971). Est. £8,000 - 12,000. LONDON.- Sailing or history aficionados will be delighted to hear that a magnificent painting of the Cutty Sark, by the celebrated artist Edward Seago (1910-1974), is one of ten works by the artist to be offered at auction in March. The spectacular painting in oil on canvas is one of several that Seago painted of the clipper, in its dry dock at Greenwich, London, demonstrating his ongoing fascination of the river and shipping. It is estimated to fetch £5,000-8,000 when it goes under the hammer in Dreweatts Modern & Contemporary Art sale on March 18, 2021. The works (lots 106-115 in the sale), include drawings, watercolours and oil paintings, showcasing the full breadth and diversity of his oeuvre. From an early equestrian work inspired by his mentor, Sir Alfred Munnings, to his later quintessential views of the coastline of his beloved Norfolk, plus a range of works created on foreign trips, they are set to be a focal point of the Modern & Contemporary Art sale. Commenting on the works, Dreweatts specialist Brandon Lindberg, said: “Edward Seago was one of the most popular English landscape artists of the 20th century and we are thrilled to be offering such a wonderful range.” Born in Norwich in Norfolk, Seago spent the first 21 years of his life there and would return for visits even after he left, finally settling back in East Anglia after WWII. He was passionate about the region and lived in the 17th Century ‘Dutch House’ in Ludham, Norfolk, where he produced his mesmerizing landscapes of the coastline. Due to regular bouts of illness as a child which continued as he grew up, Seago had spent many periods of his life convalescing, which prevented him from having any formal art training. It did however give him the time to observe nature and subjects and to practise capturing them. He was lucky enough to catch the attention of several leading artists of the day, who became mentors to him. One such artist was Sir Alfred Munnings, who was to influence…

  • Auction Result
    Contents of spectacular Aynhoe Park sell for double their estimate at Dreweatts

    The sale totalled £4.1 million against a pre-sale low estimate of £1.3 million. LONDON.- There was much excitement from around the globe in the last few days, when the contents of the 17th century Grade I Palladian country house, Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire, went under the hammer at Dreweatts. The auction, titled Aynhoe Park: The Celebration of a Modern Grand Tour took place in the form of two live auctions on Wednesday, January 20th & Thursday 21st, 2021 and an online auction on Friday, January 22, 2021. The collection, from the celebrated family home of James and Sophie Perkins, which has played host to celebrities from the music, film and fashion worlds, drew huge world-wide interest as expected, with spirited bidding online and on the telephones from across the UK, Europe, Asia and the US. Aynhoe Park was furnished with a vast collection of iconic objects and curiosities from the Perkins travels across the globe and featured artworks, books, sculpture, furniture, taxidermy, modern design and curiosities, which were evocative of the modern Grand Tour, hence the auction title. Some of the most iconic pieces in the sale included those conceived by James Perkins himself, for his studio. These included the Flying Giraffe, which went through the roof at £125,000, as well as the Aynhoe Moon picture, which shone with a £17,500 price. These and other works have cemented James Perkins as a designer and artist in his own right. Speaking after the sale, James Perkins said: “Sophie and I are humbled by the interest generated by the sale. It really was the celebration that we had wished for and we hope that everyone will enjoy their bit of Aynhoe. Many thanks to Dreweatts and our team at Aynhoe for a great job in making it happen.” The sale totalled £4.1 million against a pre-sale low estimate of £1.3 million, with buyers taking the opportunity to own a true piece of English history, which culminated in competitive bidding, sometimes up until the last second, as the hammer was about to go down! Commenting on the sale, Will Richards, Deputy Chairman of Dreweatts, said:…

  • Auction Industry
    Contents of the spectacular Aynhoe Park to be offered at auction in January

    The interiors at Aynhoe Park were laid out in c. 1800 by Sir John Soane (1753-1837), for William Ralph Cartwright (1771-1847). LONDON.- An amazing opportunity has arisen to own a true piece of English history, as the contents of the 17th century Grade I Palladian country house, Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire, are to be offered by Dreweatts in a two-day auction titled, Aynhoe Park: The Celebration of a Modern Grand Tour, on Wednesday January 20th & Thursday 21st, 2021. The celebrated family home of James and Sophie Perkins, which recently achieved the global accolade of ‘Best Venue’ and has played host to celebrities from the music, film and fashion worlds, is set to draw world-wide interest. The Aynhoe Park Estate has been the project of businessman and entrepreneur James Perkins and his wife Sophie. Their passion for restoration and collecting is evident throughout its’ carefully-curated rooms. Over the last two decades, James has been responsible for large-scale restorations at prestigious historic buildings across the country. A number of his projects, including Aynhoe Park, have been recognised for their innovation, sensitivity and architectural ambition. On purchasing the property in 2006 James set about combining 21st Century living with architectural integrity, a responsibility that he felt was important to the legacy of the house. The restoration is now complete. Aynhoe Park was remodelled by the eminent Baroque architect Thomas Archer (1668-1743) who created adjoining wings to form the dramatic forecourt to the North façade. However, the interiors at Aynhoe Park were laid out in c. 1800 by Sir John Soane (1753-1837), for William Ralph Cartwright (1771-1847). Soane added grand arch screens, linking the house to Thomas Archer’s newly created wings. The estate was to remain in the Cartwright family for many years. Walking around the house, you are transported around the world via artworks, books, sculpture, furniture, taxidermy, modern design and curiosities such as a triceratops skull and an Orient Express trunk! The interiors contain a mix of periods, styles and textures, which are simply breath-taking, as you step through what feels like a museum crossed with a fantasy world. Notable works in the grand,…

  • Auction Industry
    Art on a Postcard summer auction online with Dreweatts and Bloomsbury

    Lot 109. Mercedes Lagunas, Free Bird. LONDON.-Art on a Postcard returns this June with a strong line-up of beautiful mini masterpieces for its annual Summer Auction. 120 artists have produced unique original works for the auction which will raise funds for the Hepatitis C Trust. “Art on a Postcard is hoping its Summer Auction is Corona proof as their auctions have always taken place online,” says founder Gemma Peppe. “The Summer Auction will miss out on having a private view but with Julian Opie’s blend of pop art and minimalism, Jake and Dinos Chapman’s distinctive iconoclasm and Oh da Laval’s erotic expressionism the auction is set to be as big a success as always.” Boy George will make his Art on a Postcard debut this summer. George has turned his hand to art in recent years with a sell-out show in Monaco last November. Other confirmed names include Lothar Geotz, Molly Brocklehurst, Schoony, Eliot Dörr, Remi Rough, George Morton Clark, Mike Perry, Kev Munday, Susie Hamilton and David Shillinglaw. During lockdown The Hepatitis C Trust has been collecting and delivering hepatitis C medication for patients, to ensure that they can stay safe and that nurses can focus on other priorities. The Trust are supporting both homeless and drug services for essential work and running a needle exchange from their outreach van. It is still on course to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2025. Art on a Postcard is delighted to be partnering with Dreweatts Auction House established in 1759 with whom they have successfully partnered with previously. Art on a Postcard is a unique platform that offers the opportunity to purchase beautiful limited-edition artworks by celebrated artists at affordable prices. Art on a Postcard is perhaps best known for its coveted secret postcard auctions. These eagerly anticipated events feature special edition artworks by renowned names that are auctioned anonymously for charity each year. Bidding starts at £50 and they offer a truly rare chance to own mini masterpieces by highly collectible artists, whilst supporting a worthwhile cause, The Hepatitis C Trust.