A selection of works by East Anglian artists including Edward Seago, Sir Alfred Munnings and Campbell Archibald Mellon sold for high prices at Bonhams auction (Tuesday 15th November) of Modern & East Anglian Pictures.
Of the East Anglian section of the sale, the top lot was a beautiful scene titled Ship building at Greenwich by George Vincent which sold for £27,500 against a pre-sale estimate of £5,000-7,000. This is the second highest price ever paid for a work by this artist at auction. A typically atmospheric work by Edward Seago, The marsh gate, was equally sought after and sold for £25,000.
A charming oil painting of A view at Bramerton in the valley of the Yare by John Berney Ladbrooke sold for £18,750. Works by Campbell Archibald Mellon always prove popular at auction and those on offer today were no exception. The beach tent sold for £10,000 and Hopton Cliff – Morning 10.30 made £5,625.
A Bay horse in a stable by Sir Alfred Munnings sold for £12,500.
Michael Steel, Bonhams Director, Bury St Edmunds, comments, “We are thrilled with the excellent prices achieved in today’s sale. East Anglian artists are renowned for their ability to capture the beauty of the area’s landscapes and atmosphere, so it is no surprise that the fine examples on offer today proved so popular. We are now looking forward to the sale of The Principal Contents of Reydon Hall on 6th December, which includes an exceptional collection of works by the Suffolk School of artists.”