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Harry Moore-Gwyn announces British and Continental Pictures and Prints auction
Albert Rutherston RWS (1881-1953), The Rothenstein Children on the Beach at Vaucottes-Sur-Mer. signed and dated l.r.: Albert R/1910 and with a label in the artist s hand (reverse of frame), oil on canvas, 47.5 cm by 74.5 cm; 18 ¾ in by 29 ¼ in. Estimate: £1200-1800.

LONDON.- For collectors hunting for good, affordable pictures, the British and Continental Pictures and Prints auction run by Harry Moore-Gwyn - a nimble talent spotter in the four centuries of art history covered - is fertile ground.

The auction of 200 lots will comprise of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and lithographs from 17th century – 20th century. Prices start at £50 - £5000.

Highlights among the 17th – early 20th century oil paintings include ‘Figures in a wooded riverine landscape’, in the manner of Jacob Salomonsz van Ruysdael (1629-1681), estimated at £3000 - £5000, ‘The Concert’ by a follower of Jean Raoux (1644-1734), estimated at £2000-£3000, and ‘A portrait of Olive with her china doll’ by John Byam Shaw (1872-1919), which has an estimate of £1500-2000.

Among the drawings there are three works by the rare and important sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, including two particularly fine figure drawings in ink. These are estimated from £600- £3000.

At the heart of the drawings section in the sale is a fine one-owner collection of 20th century British drawings including works by the Camden Town painter Malcolm Drummond, portrait drawings by Alfred Wolmark and other works by Jacob Kramer, William Strang and Bernard Meninsky amongst others. The estimates for these works are between £200 - £1200.

There is also a particularly interesting group of works by Albert Rutherston which have come directly through the artist's family. Estimates for these works start at £200 and go up to a high estimate of £1800 for the one oil painting in the group – ‘The Rothenstein Children on the beach at Vaucottes-sur-Mer’, from 1910.

Among the prints are a selection of early prints, including sets of engravings after George Stubbs, George Morland and Henry Alken Snr.

Finally, a good section on "golden age" British watercolours and drawings include works by Edward Lear, James Ward, James Holland, Thomas Rowlandson, Robert Hills, John Linnell and Albert Goodwin. Estimates for these start at £120, going up to £1800.

After the pictures section, there is a small early photographs section including topographical prints from around the world, catalogued by Arnaud Delas. The catalogue is online at

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