Chiswick Auctions is partnering with Sotheby’s on the sale of works from the collection of Cyril and Shirley Fry, fabled dealers in watercolours and drawings for more than thirty years and welcome Huon Mallalieu, Country Life Columnist, to the blog.
The sale ranges from highlights by artists that the Frys championed such as William Henry Hunt and Peter de Wint, to a wealth of different subject matter, from caricature and illustrations to portraits of leading British artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Frederic Leighton and John Ruskin, and letters written by such artists as John Varley, G F Watts, William Holman Hunt, Augustus Egg and John Crome.
As specialist in charge Suzanne Zack comments: ‘The sale is a real treasure trove – a time capsule of works that have not seen the light of day for a quarter of a century, and offers a wonderful opportunity for collectors, amateurs and dealers alike’.
Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by telephone or absentee bidding as normal.
After the sale, purchased lots can be collected using their Click and Collect service.
Further details TBA, see chiswickauctions.co.uk/auction-calendar/
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