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The Dorset Auction

Absentee bids accepted until Thursday, 22 July 2021

Auction date Thursday, 22 July 2021

Duke’s are delighted to be holding our inaugural ‘Dorset Auction’ a sale to celebrate the history, literature, arts and crafts of the county. Featured in this auction will be the Derek Mills Library: A Collection of Thomas Hardy and Dorset Books. 

Auction:
Thursday 22nd July at 10.30am

Viewing: 

Saturday 17th July 9:30am - 12pm

Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st July, 9.30am - 5pm

From 9am the day of the Auction 

Bidding: 

Live Bidding will be available for this auction through this website. 

Please ensure your registration is completed early to avoid disappointment. 

Commission Bidding and Telephone bidding is also available. 


For more information please contact Duke's on 01305 265080 or email enquiries@dukes-auctions.com


£ £
Lot Title Estimate Hammer price
144 HENRY JOSEPH MOULE (1825-1904) 'Fordington St. George, Dorchester'
river view with figures to the foreground and St Peter's Church looming over houses to the distance, watercolour, 14.5cm x 19cm (unframed but mounted); together with another similar view 'At Cokers…
£200 - £400 - View
145 HENRY JOSEPH MOULE (1825-1904) "Bottom o Town, Dorchester'
street scene with figures, looking up Dorchester High Street, watercolour, 15cm x 13cm; together with the companion study 'Fordington Hill, Dorchester', watercolour, 15cm x 13cm (2)
£200 - £400 - View
146 ENGLISH SCHOOL 'Handfast Point & Old Harry'
indistinctly signed and titled in ink to the margin, watercolour over pencil, 23cm x 33cm
£80 - £150 - View
147 ENGLISH PROVINCIAL SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY A view of Swanage Bay
with figures and animals to the foreground, watercolour, 35.5cm x 52cm
£50 - £100 £40 View
148 NAIVE SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY 'Hangman's Cottage, Dorchester'
titled lower left, oil on board, 28.5cm x 49.5cm
£50 - £100 - View
149 WEYMOUTH INTEREST: A PAIR OF VIEWS OF WEYMOUTH BAY
from opposing ends of the esplanade, one inscribed "To Francis Knight Esq, this view of Weymouth Bay is inscribed by his obedient servant J. Crane M.D" and the other similar dedicated to Mrs Knight,…
£100 - £200 £90 View
150 WEYMOUTH INTEREST: AN ALBUM OF WATERCOLOUR SKETCHES OF WEYMOUTH REGATTAS
dating from 1880-1886, the album containing twenty-five small studies of yachts each with pencil notes, each year with a snippet of information about the Regatta pasted in, contained in a black…
£300 - £500 - View
151 A SMALL QUANTITY OF DORSET LOCAL INTEREST ITEMS:
A vignette print of the entrance to Weymouth Harbour, presented by the proprietors of the Southern Times to their subscribers; A print of the 'Top-o-Town, Dorchester with figures; a coloured…
£50 - £100 - View
152 C.L. TRAHERNE (19th century) Three views of Athelhampton House, Dorset
each executed on the 23rd September 1835, two views of the Gatehouse (no longer standing) and a sepia toned view of the Great Hall, watercolours over pencil with ink inscriptions, the largest 23cm x…
£50 - £100 - View
153 FREDERICK WHITEHEAD (1853-1938) 'Woodsford Weir'
signed lower right, oil on canvas, 60cm x 90cm

Provenance: The nephew of the Artist and by descent to the present owner
Private Collection, Scotland
£1,000 - £2,000 - View
154 FREDERICK WHITEHEAD (1853-1938) 'Dorchester'
A view of Cornhill with figures, signed in plate, etching, 13.5cm x 21.5cm; together with a similar print of the High Street, Dorchester by Joyce Sumner, signed in pencil to the margin, the image…
£40 - £60 - View
155 GEORGE SPENCER WATSON (1869-1934) 'Near Corfe'
probably a view from the garden at Dunshay Manor, with Corfe Castle visible in the distance, watercolour and pencil, 25.5cm x 37cm

Exhibited: The Artist's Memorial Exhibition, The Fine Art Society,…
£200 - £400 £180 View
156 ELLIOT HENRY/HAIGH MARTEN (FL. 1886-1910) River Landscape
with trees to the foreground and mountains beyond, signed lower left, watercolour, 49cm x 98cm
£150 - £250 - View
157 ELLIOT HENRY/HAIGH MARTEN (FL. 1886-1910) 'A Dorset Coastline'
signed lower left, watercolour, 26.5cm x 37cm
£150 - £250 £320 View
158 ELLIOT HENRY/HAIGH MARTEN (FL. 1886-1910) 'On the cliffs near Lulworth, Dorset'
signed lower right, watercolour, 23cm x 32cm
£150 - £250 £320 View
159 ELLIOT HENRY/HAIGH MARTEN (FL. 1886-1910) 'A Bay Near Lulworth'
signed and titled in pencil on a sheet affixed verso, watercolour, 34cm x 52cm
£150 - £250 £320 View
160 ELLIOT HENRY/HAIGH MARTEN (FL. 1886-1910) 'Near East Lulworth'
coastal landscape with sheep, signed lower right, watercolour, 26cm x 35cm
£80 - £150 £240 View
161 ELLIOT HENRY/HAIGH MARTEN (FL. 1886-1910) A Dorset Coastline
with sheep grazing near cliff edges to the foreground, signed lower right, watercolour, 35cm x 53cm
£80 - £150 £240 View
162 *ARTHUR ROYCE BRADBURY (1892-1977) 'Poole Harbour'
signed lower left, watercolour, 27cm x 34cm
£80 - £150 £80 View
163 *GILBERT SPENCER (1892-1979) 'A Dorset Gap'
landscape study, signed lower right, further signed in pencil verso, oil on panel, 32.5cm x 40cm

Provenance: Percy Julius Spencer, the brother of the Artist, and thence by descent.
Private…
£2,000 - £4,000 £3,800 View
164 *GILBERT SPENCER (1892-1979) 'Sketch from oil painting of a road near Shaftesbury
signed, dated 1936 and inscribed "To Jane with love" lower right, watercolour over pencil,
£200 - £400 - View
165 *ARTHUR BELL (1897-1995) 'St. Alban's Street, Weymouth'
etching, 16.5cm x 10.75cm; and three similar works by the same artist "Trinity Street, Weymouth" and two views of Market Street, Poole (4)

Provenance: The two Weymouth views formerly in the…
£150 - £250 £140 View
166 *JAMES FRY (1911-1985) River landscape, probably the Frome
monogrammed lower right, oil on board, 35cm x 45cm
£200 - £400 - View
167 PADRAIG MACMIADHACHAIN (1929-2017) 'West Bay 7.V.87 02'
signed lower right, titled lower left, pastel and pencil on paper, 21.5cm x 30cm
£400 - £800 £460 View

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