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Lot 1 Unsold
RICHARD COSWAY R.A. (1742-1821) A bust-length portrait of a Lady
believed to be Mary Digby, 1st Countess Digby, pastel, 51cm x 40cm (oval)
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
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Lot 2 Sold
AUGUSTA INNES WITHERS (1792-1877) Partridges and chicks in a landscape
signed and dated 1862, watercolour, 42cm x 57cm

sold together with a letter from the Honourable Mrs Roberts, Curator of the Print Room, Royal Library, Windsor Castle, dated 25th June 1991, confirming that four watercolours by Augusta Innes Withers are contained within the Royal Collection (thought to be at Osborne House), two in particular (#21764 and #21765) being similar to the example currently being offered for sale here at Duke's.
Hammer price: £1,000
Estimate: £600 - £800
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 3 Sold
HONORE DAUMIER (1808-1879) Caricature of a man drinking
monogrammed lower right, ink and wash with white highlights, on paper, 13.5cm x 14cm
Hammer price: £1,500
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 4 Sold
WILLIAM SIMPSON (1823-1899) 'Sentinel of the Zouaves, before Sevastopol'
a soldier standing guard at a French battery with snow-covered cannons and Zouaves carrying bundles of wood to a camp in the background, signed and dated 1855 lower right, watercolour over pencil, 23cm x 33.5cm

This work is the original study for the lithograph reproduced in Simpson's important work on the Crimean War 'The Seat of War in the East' (2 volumes, Colnaghi, 1855–6).

Provenance: P & D Colnaghi
The Maas Gallery
Private Collection
During the Crimean War, William Simpson became a pioneer war artist. Commissioned by the…
Hammer price: £2,600
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 5 Sold
WILLIAM SIMPSON (1823-1899) 'Pilgrims at Gangootree, 1862'
signed and dated lower right, titled lower left, watercolour over pencil, 25cm x 34cm

This work is the original study for the lithograph reproduced in Simpson's important work on post-mutiny India 'India: Ancient and Modern'' (Day & Son, 1867).

Provenance: Day & Son
The Maas Gallery
Private Collection
Famed for his pictures of the Crimean war theatre, Simpson was commissioned to illustrate a work on…
Hammer price: £6,500
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 6 Sold
GEORG LUDWIG MEYN (1859-1920) 'Eileen and Enid K.'
a study of two sisters, signed lower right titled to exhibition label (verso), pastel on brown paper 54cm x 61cm

Exhibited: Grosse Berliner Kunst-austellung, Berlin, 1895
Hammer price: £180
Estimate: £200 - £400
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 7 Sold
ASCRIBED TO PHILIPS WOUWERMAN (1619-1668) A farrier and other figures outside a fortified town
oil on cradled panel, 45cm x 55cm

Property of a European collector
Hammer price: £950
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 8 Sold
MANNER OF CARLO DOLCI (1616-1686) The Penitent Magdalene
depicted half-length, clutching her hands to her breast and gazing to the heavens, oil on canvas, 70cm x 57cm
Hammer price: £750
Estimate: £500 - £1,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 9 Sold
ITALIAN SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY The Penitent Magdalene
a mournful Mary Magdalene with her hands clasped in prayer, a crucifix beside her, the Virgin consoling her, oil on canvas, 57cm x 68cm
Hammer price: £550
Estimate: £500 - £1,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 10 Sold
CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY
A portrait of a young girl with blue feathers in her hair, three-quarter length, oil on canvas, 79cm x 63.5cm

Property of a European collector
Hammer price: £1,300
Estimate: £500 - £1,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 11 Sold
JOHANN ZOFFANY (1733-1810) Edward Townsend Singing ‘The Beggar’
painted in 1796, oil on mahogany panel, 76.2 x 63.5 cm; 30 x 25 inches, in its original eighteenth-century carved frame
Provenance: Johann Zoffany;Zoffany sale, Robins, 9th May 1811, lot.89;Henry Harris;Harris sale,…
Hammer price: £330,000
Estimate: £80,000 - £150,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 12 Sold
H.B. SCHOLL (18TH CENTURY) A hound and dead game in a woodland landscape
the canine portrayed seated proudly beside the quarry of the day, a pheasant strung up in a tree, a hare and partridges on the ground below, signed "H.B. Scholl pinx 1763" lower right, oil on canvas, 118cm x 92cm
Hammer price: £1,700
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 13 Sold
JAMES WARD (1769-1859) A study of a fox
the animal depicted running along the top of a fence, oil on canvas, 20cm x 28cm (oval)
Hammer price: £1,300
Estimate: £500 - £1,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 14 Unsold
SIR EDWIN LANDSEER R.A. H.R.S.A (1802-1873) A study of a hound's head
oil sketch on canvas, 41cm x 67cm

Provenance: Previously in the collection of Lord Feversham, sold at Sotheby's 28th August, 1978, lot 599. Thence by descent to the present owner.
Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 15 Unsold
ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN PHILLIP (1817-1867) A portrait of a lady in black dress and veil
her chin resting on her left hand, oil on canvas, 50cm x 40cm
Estimate: £300 - £500
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 16 Sold
DUTCH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY Shipping off the coast
with figures on the quay, monogrammed and dated 1874 lower left, oil on panel, 24cm x 29cm
Hammer price: £200
Estimate: £150 - £250
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 17 Sold
G. JACKSON (19th Century) Figures on a country path
beside watering cattle, signed and dated 1865 lower right, oil on canvas, 32cm x 45cm
Hammer price: £220
Estimate: £100 - £200
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 18 Unsold
LOUWRENS HANEDOES (1822-1905) Villagers gathering hay
signed and dated 1870 lower right, oil on canvas, 60cm x 110cm

Provenance: The Collection of Paul Rykens (1888-1965) Brockham Park, Surrey
Property of a European collector
Estimate: £500 - £1,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 19 Sold
B. LOWSEY (fl. 1885) A Naive style ship portrait
depicting a sailing barque under full sail, signed and dated '85 lower right, oil on canvas, 60cm x 70cm
Hammer price: £340
Estimate: £300 - £500
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 20 Unsold
NAIVE SCHOOL, 'Thunderer'
A study of a prize bull belonging to Thomas Underwood Esq. of Roebuck Hall, oil on panel, 42cm x 59cm
Estimate: £300 - £500
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 21 Unsold
ALFRED POLLENTINE (1836-1890) A pair of Venetian canal scenes
signed, oils on canvas, each 23cm x 29cm
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 22 Sold
JAMES SALT (1850-1903) A pair of Venetian canal scenes
signed, oils on canvas, each 36cm x 61cm in pierced giltwood frames
Hammer price: £800
Estimate: £700 - £1,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 23 Unsold
HEINRICH HANSEN (1841-1890) 'In Christian VII's Banqueting Hall, Amalienborg Palace'
signed with monogram (lower right), oil on canvas, 60.4 x 80cm

Provenance: Mr and Mrs Peter Beckwith Collection label verso
Anon. Sale, Sotheby's, London, 20 November 1996, lot 19
Private Collection, UK
British and European Art, Bonham's, London, 4th July 2017, lot 118
From the collection of an International Designer
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
29 September 2022
29 September 2022
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Lot 24 Unsold
FREDERICK WILLIAM MEYER (fl. 1869-1922) 'Summer Moonlight in the Ardennes'
signed and dated 1879 lower right, oil on canvas, 45cm x 78cm

Exhibited: A painting entitled 'Summer Moonlight in the Ardennes' by Frederick Meyer was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1884

Provenance: The Maas Gallery, Clifford Street, London, W1S
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
29 September 2022
29 September 2022

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