Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Auction Preview: Bonham's
19th Century Paintings London

John William Waterhouse
The Courtship (Sweet Offerings)
oil on canvas
24 x 12.5 in.

On July 10th, Great Britain's Bonhams Auction House, will be hosting a sale of 19th Century Paintings, Drawings , and Watercolours at their London salesroom.  Among the 134 lots up for bid are several by well-known European artists, among them Alfred de Bréanski Sr., Benjamin Williams Leader, Frederick Morgan, John Simmons, John Atkinson Grimshaw, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Eugène Delacroix, Jean-François Millet, Ignacio Zuloaga, John William Godward, Henry Herbert La Thangue, Sir Frank Brangwyn, Stanhope Forbes, Henry Tonks, Henry Scott Tuke, and Sir William Russell Flint.  But the most intriguing pieces in the auction are by two English contemporaries, John William Waterhouse and Sir Edward John Poynter.  The works by both artists were only recently re-discovered - Waterhouse's Sweet Offerings was known by name only; and Poynter's celebrated Ionian Dance was documented through engraved reproductions, but was feared lost forever.  It will be interesting to see how the works are received on the auction block.

Prior to the sale on July 10th, Bonham's auction of 19th Century Paintings will be available for viewing  at the auction house's salesroom on New Bond Street.  The preview times are as follows:

July 7     11:00 - 15:00
July 8     09:00 - 16:30
July 9     09:00 - 16:30
July 10    09:00 - 12:00

Bonham's will also be holding a special American viewing of Sir Edward John Poynter's The Ionian Dance at their New York City salesroom from June 21st through the 26th.  Please contact the New York City facility for times.

The full catalog is also available for online viewing by visiting Bonham's website.

Sir Edward John Poynter
The Ionian Dance - Motus doceri gaudet Ionicos, Matura virgo, et fingitur artibus (1895)
oil on canvas
15.25 x 20 in.

John William Godward
A Beauty
oil on canvas
20 x 16 in.

Franz Xavier Kosler
Nada, jeune Beduin, Sinai
oil on panel
14.25 x 8.25 in.

Rubens Santoro
In the Gondola, Venice
oil on canvas
20 x 15 in.

Vittorio Emanuele Bressanin
Breaking the News (1886)
oil on canvas
27.25 x 43 in.

William Teulon Blandford Fletcher
Feeding Time
oil on canvas
20 x 16.125 in.

Terrick John Williams
The Market Under the Trees (1900)
oil on canvas
20 x 30.125 in.

Henry Tonks
After the Bath (1911)
oil on canvas
42 x 38 in.

Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Out Into the Dark and Silence (1900)
oil on canvas
31.5 x 38.25 in.

George Cole
Early Morning on the Tamar, Devon (1872)
oil on canvas
34.25 x 48 in.


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Patricia Bennett Fine Art Painter said...

Beautiful paintings, the quality is inspiring. Didn't know there was a George Cole.