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Paintings, Drawings, Watercolours, Prints & Sculpture. 16c-21c


William Etty (1787-1849)
Portrait of Miss. Eliza Cook, Sir David & Lady Scott, Sotheby's Sale 2008. Acquired for a Client

Italian School ca. 1700. Study of an Angel
Red Chalk, 22 x 17 cms.

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John Bellany (1942- )
'Mayflower'. Oil on canvas 4' x 3'. SOLD

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Boris Laszlo (d.1924). Erotic Drawings
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Boris Laszlo (d. 1924)
'The Scent'. Pen & ink. 16.5 x 13.5 cms. approx. Signed

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Old Master Paintings

The Nativity. Spanish School ca. 1600
Oil on panel with mother of pearl inlay. 56 x 74 cms. approx.

Old Master Drawings

Guercino, Italian 17c
Stormy landscape with two figures, red chalk, 5,800.00 GBP

Subsequently auctioned at Sotheby' London, July 2003 for 15,000.00GBP

Victorian Paintings & Watercolours

William Etty (1787-1849)
Kitty, The Artist's Niece, Sotheby's, Scott Colln. Sold : 7,000.00 GBP.

William Etty
Tryptych. Judith & Holofernes. SOLD 19,500.00 GBP

William Etty
Venus & the reluctant bather. Provenance: Forbes Colln. SOLD 12,500.00

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Elisabeth Wedderburn (1827-1876)
The Riveria, watercolour. 23 x 30 cms. approx.

The Wedderburn Collection
Watercolours of Europe & drawings of India
(The Wedderburns, beginning with the first Baronet of Blackness, were a distinguished Scottish family & well connected through intermarriage; in the 18c some were involved in supporting the Stuart cause).

Elizabeth Wedderburn was a Spinster, born in India & died in Harrowgate; like her sisters, Alicia & Elizabeth, she was a gifted amateur painter.

This watercolour sketch is part of a series she executed whilst wintering in France.

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Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904)
The Awakening

Sold to University of Kent Print Collection

Recent Studio Acquisitions

Uli Nimptsch (1897–1977)


Strang, William (1859-1921)


Laurence W. Hodson of Compton Hall, Wolverhampton,

Owner  of three William Strang albums acquired by chinfineart.

William Hodson, a partner in the Springfield Brewery (Butlers) died in 1890, leaving the hall (and his interest in the brewery) to his son, Laurence W. Hodson.  This L. W. Hodson was a patron of the arts and a famous collector of pre-Raphaelite paintings.  He was an acquaintance of William Morris, from whom he commissioned the Compton pattern wallpaper, the last wallpaper designed by Morris.  Presumably Hodson did this at the same time as he engaged William Morris and Company to redesign the interior in 1895-6. These decorations are still largely in place.  In 1902 Hodson served as Chairman of the Fine Art Committee for the Wolverhampton Art and Industrial Exhibition.

In 1906 Hodson got into financial difficulties.  Since the brewery was flourishing one can only suppose that Hodson had over extended his personal expenditure, possibly on art.  He sold the hall to Thomas Adams, a Wolverhampton industrialist, who lived there until his death in 1939.



William Strang
The Circus Performer. Pastel. 23 x 17 cms. approx. Sold

Modern British

Bernard Dunstan
'Heather in the Studio'. Oil on canvas. 53 x 48 cms. SOLD

Maurice Cockrill RA (1936- ).
Rising Wind, oil on canvas. 80 x 100 cms. approx. SOLD

John Bratby (1928-92), Modern British
Portrait of the Queen Mother as the Duchess of York, oil on canvas, 42 x 37 cms. SOLD

John Bellany tryptych,oil on canvases,a rare piece
Side panels 122 x 61 cms each, central panel 122 x 91.5 cms. 18,500.00. Sold 1998

Topographical Subjects
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Signed 'B. S. Alagilly' & dated (19)66
View believed to be Aden, oil on board, 68 x 40 cms

Signed 'B. S. Alagilly' & dated (19)67
Subject believed to be Aden, oil on board, 68 x 40 cms

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Please Note:
Chinfineart is no longer at Portobello Rd.
Stolen from chinfineart at Admiral Vernon, Portobello Rd, London, Saturday, February 14, 2004, around 2pm.
Picture: John Leech (1817-64), artist & illustrator
            oil on panel, 'The Mermaids'Cove'
            approx. 14 x 20 ins. including frame
Reward offered for information leading to the recovery of said painting & a further reward toward the successful prosecution of the thieves involved.
Please contact me directly or
The Crime Management Unit on 0044-0208246-0783 quoting reference 5603887/04.
Thank You.