First work to come to auction by ‘mini-Monet’ Kieron Williamson to go under the hammer in Aylsham - and expected to fetch £18,000
The first ever painting to come to auction by Norfolk art prodigy Kieron Williamson is set to be among the highlights at a fine art sale later this month.
The piece by the 11-year-old, dubbed 'mini Monet', is expected to fetch up to £18,000 when it goes under the hammer at Keys auctioneers in Aylsham.
Entitled 'Hong Kong' the work is the first to be sold outside the youngster's own sell-out exhibitions, and is among dozens of important pieces from fellow East Anglian artists going under the hammer.
Works by Edward Seago, Eloise Stannard, Campbell Archibald Mellon, Ian Houston and a selection by the Norwich School painters Henry Bright, Thomas Lound, A G Stannard and S D Colkett are among the hundreds of lots going up for sale on November 22.
Staff at Keys are expecting interest from the across the UK and abroad when the sale gets underway, particularly in Hong Kong, which Williamson painted when he was seven.
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Kevin Lines, Keys' associate director, said: 'We expect to receive a lot of interest in Kieron's painting.
'He is certain to be one of East Anglia's future great artists, so it is entirely appropriate that his work is featuring in a sale which also includes works by some of the region's most famous artists of the past and present.'
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The sale will also feature two works by Seago, who was the Queen Mother's favourite artist. 'Storm over the Farm' is estimated to fetch between £20,000 and £30,000, while the second work, 'Early Morning, October', is expected to sell for between £18,000 and £20,000.
Mr Lines added: 'Our East Anglian Art Sale has rapidly established itself as one of the most important auction of works by artists from the region, and attracts interest from across the UK and right around the world.
'With works from the early Norwich School right through to the first work ever to be auctioned by our brightest young star, this really is the world showcase for art from East Anglia.'
The sale takes place at Keys' sale rooms in Aylsham and live online at www.thesaleroom.com. For more details and to look at a catalogue visit www.keysauctions.co.uk