• J Phillip Davies (British, 20th Century)

    Selwyn College Cambridge

    Oil on board c. 1970 60x89cm A rare view of Selwyn College Cambridge, captured here in all the glory of its Victorian red brick.
  • John Piper C.H. (1903-1992)

    Garn Fawr

    Watercolour and gouache on paper; executed 1969 Titled and dated lower left 'Garn Fawr 12 VIII 69' 37×54 cm (14.5 x 21.25″) It was Piper's wife, Myfanwy - whom he met whilst she lived in London with her Welsh family - who first introduced Piper to West Wales in the 1930s. The Pembrokeshire landscape became his muse as it did also for Graham Sutherland, another great neo-romantic painter. Having lived in various parts of Wales in the post-war period, in 1962 the Pipers bought a cottage by Garn Fawr, on the Pembrokeshire Coast. Garn Fawr volcanic outcrop, the site of an Iron Age hill fort it had also been used as a high viewpoint during the First World War. Having started out as an artist practising abstraction, Piper had moved more towards realism, and more towards depictions of buildings, by the stage he painted the present picture. However he continued with abstraction and it is possible here to imagine him on a warm summer's day outside his cottage by the sea painting the landscape as he saw it. King George VI famously remarked to Piper, as he recorded Windsor Castle during the Second World War, "You seem to have very bad luck with your weather, Mr Piper.' Here, instead, we have a more joyful picture; Piper's dark and brooding habit having largely been dispatched by the glories of the Welsh countryside. The blue probably represents the sea, white horses or rocks the white shapes within. The different blocks of colour represent different fields, and flowers and plants the bright - and dark - splashes of colour ensuring that Piper's characteristic darkness is not entirely absent. For other works by the artist and biographical details, click here. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Lord Paul Ayshford Methuen

    Clerkenwell Green, London (1946)

    Ink and watercolour 35x26cm For biographical details and other works by the artist click here. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.  
  • Graham Sutherland (1903-1980)

    Datura

    Signed with initials and dated 57; inscribed with title on the stretcher, also signed with initials and inscribed "to Douglas with love G.S. 57" on the reverse.
    Oil on canvas
    17.5x14cm
    Provenance: Waddington Galleries, Private Collection, Sotheby's 11 December 2006 lot 76.
    In the late 1940s Sutherland took to holidaying in the Corniche - the South of France near the Italian border. Britain in the 1940s was a joyless place, the winters hard and the food scant; the south of France was a complete contrast. Sutherland replaced the cold, poisonous yellows, greens and reds of his Pembrokeshire palette with the warm colours of Provence with as much enthusiasm as he embraced the palate of Mediterranean cooking. In 1955 he and his wife purchased a 1934 modernist home with views of the sea that had been designed by Eileen Gray in the spirit of Le Courbusier. Its 36 acres of gardens they planted as a jungle with avocados, olives and mangoes and the extraordinary datura. Poisonous, a member of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, datura flowers are white and volumnious. Yet more mysteriously it is a vespertine - opening its flowers only in the evening. Sutherland may well have been living in an earthly paradise, but the deadly and mysterious datura intrigued him and became a regular subject.
    Pallant House has another of Sutherland's 1957 Datura paintings - which came from the collection of Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester Cathedral and famous patron of artists of the period.
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    Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Abstract II

    Pencil and gouache 12x10cm Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here to see biographical details and other works by the artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.ukor call us on 07929 749056.
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    Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Abstract

    Pencil and gouache 19x13cm Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here to see biographical details and other works by the artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.ukor call us on 07929 749056.
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    Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Two Standing Figures

    Pencil and gouache 23x14cm Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here to see biographical details and other works by the artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
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    Clifford Ellis

    Sailing Boats in Red

    Pencil and gouache 16x10cm Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.ukor call us on 07929 749056.
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    Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Standing Figure

    Pencil and watercolour 25x12cm Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
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    Clifford Ellis (1907-1985)

    Sketch for Sailing Boats II

    Pencil and watercolour 5x17cm Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Horace Mann Livens (1862-1936)

    Aylesbury Town Square with people (1914)

    Gouache on paper 37x27 cm If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
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    Caroline Bullock British b.1947

    Uppark

    Acrylic on paper 37x37cm In artist’s original Victorian frame with antique glass. A Cornish-born artist, she was educated at Bedales School, where she proudly records that she failed Art A-level twice and is thus qualified to be a true naive painter. Nonetheless, her art master encouraged her to develop her own style – she has had no further formal art education since her school days. She has exhibited widely, including: The Penwith Society of Arts; The Sally Hunter Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall; The Sheviock Gallery, Cornwall; Charlcote Park, Warwickshire; The Piers Feetham Gallery, Fulham Road, London and has had one man shows at: The Michael Parkin Gallery, Motcombe Street, London; The Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Windmill Street, London (opened by Peter Blake); and The Charlotte Street Gallery, Charlotte Street, London. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
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    A R Hundleby St John Street London EC1

    A.R.Hundleby St John Street EC1 Mixed media on paper (pastel, pencil and ink) 27x35cm (10.6x13.7 inches) unframed Hundleby was architect, graphic designer, book-jacket designer, author, and artist. He exhibited at the Mall Galleries. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Walter Taylor (1875-1943)

    Thames House, Lambeth Bridge, London

    The Headquarters of ICI, London with the 1862 suspension bridge at Lambeth Bridge. Watercolour Signed, dated 1928 and inscribed 21x29cm If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056. The picture illustrates ICI's new headquarters, together with the first modern bridge at Lambeth - the 1862 suspension bridge. Awkwardly steep approaches made horse-drawn traffic dangerous and it soon became primarily a pedestrian crossing, being closed to all vehicles in 1910. Taylor is a largely enigmatic artist, famed mostly for his enduring friendship with his contemporary, Walter Sickert. Born in Leeds, his father was a successful tobacco manufacturer and left Taylor sufficient private income that he never had to work. Training as an architect he subsequently went to art school in Paris and the Royal College of Art, and then spent time travelling and painting - meeting Sickert in France. In 1899 he married Hylda Matheson, but she died during their honeymoon. His first solo exhibition was held in 1911 at the prestigious Grafton Galleries and he took a studio at 18 Fitzroy Street in 1915. Although never officially a member of the Camden Town Group, he painted at the periphery of Sickert's circle; he was however elected to the newly-formed London Group in 1914, serving as Treasurer from 1916-1918. A talented artist, he mostly painted landscapes or architectural subject, his post-war watercolours being based on a bold charcoal outline with flat blocks of colour. His wealth probably prevented him from ever achieving fame as an artist; he never lacked for cash and so never had the drive to paint and sell his paintings in quality. His major contribution to the art world lies in his patronage of the Camden Town Group. Saturday afternoons featured 'At Home' sales of members of the Fitzroy Street Group, and Taylor would frequently buy works, being renowned both for his impeccable taste, and for his purchases from struggling younger artists for whom his patronage was a vital source of income. Taylor's large collection included paintings by Sickert, Harold Gilman, both Stanley and Gilbert Spencer, Matthew Smith, as well as French modernist painters such as Matisse, Bonnard, Vuillard and Dufy. He died in 1943, and in 1944 the Leicester Galleries held an exhibition of his work. His works are in public collections including The Tate, as are many of the paintings from his collection.
  • Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954)

    Original artwork ‘BP Ethyl for Snappy Engines' (1934)

    Signed Pen, ink and collage 27x17cm (16.6×6.6 inches) Framed in a hand-finished black frame. Provenance: Sotheby's, sale of the Shell Archive 10 September 2003 lot 49. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.ukor call us on 07929 749056.
  • Brendan Neiland (b.1941)

    Original Designs for Intercity Posters - Edinburgh and York

    Collage, spraypaint and cut out 91x58cm (36×23 inches) each 1991 Click here for biographical details and other works by the artist. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.