Kitchen blues

 

Advancing beyond the style of the 1950’s Kitchen Sink painters, this remarkable 1979 work by Surrey artist Jo Cotton depicts a kitchen cupboard and its contents.  Lovely use of colour, with many hues and textures of blue.  Oil on hardboard 455 x 302 mm.  Unframed.

St Germain Forest watercolour

A large watercolour, inscribed lower right “In the Forest of St Germain”. Unsigned.  Oval 435mm x 560mm, set in a double mount and a slim ornate glazed frame.  Property of a relative.  Due to the large glass area this is for collection in person only.

Old cottage watercolour

Watercolour, possibly with gouache?  Estimated date circa 1900.  Somewhat naive, however with very good brushwork, in particular in the foliage of the trees.  Unsigned.  In excellent condition, set in a glazed frame, and ready to hang.

Lake District watercolour

A superb watercolour of Coniston Water.  By James Ingham Riley (1928-2015) who lived at Ambleside in the Lake District.  The painting is 504 x 239mm and the glazed frame is 655 x 401 mm.  Collection in person only.  Excellent condition.

Rudolf Anton Guba 1918 oil on board

A refreshing change from Guba’s sailboat works, this impressionist  painting of a rural street scene is 100 years old, yet still has beautiful clean and fresh impasto brushwork.  428mm x 319mm.  In excellent condition, in a glazed frame, and ready to hang.  Collection in person only.  If you collect German impressionist artists and would like more details just ask.

Superb waterfall 1889

Dated 1889 and monogrammed, this wooded waterfall is superbly painted and in pristine condition. Watercolour or possibly gouache?  Set in a glazed frame.  The best waterfall painting I’ve ever seen.

Late 19th century, after Sandro Botticelli

Property of a relative, this is a circa late 19th century copy after Botticelli’s “Return of Judith to Bethulia”.  By an unsigned artist, painted on board, in an unidentified paint type.  This painting is small (but only slightly smaller than Botticelli’s original), and set in a beautiful glazed frame.