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Works by East Anglian artists set to go under the hammer

PUBLISHED: 18:17 26 April 2018

The Keys Fine Art Auctioneers East Anglian Sale takes place on Friday, April 27 at Keys’ Aylsham salerooms.
Pictured is ‘Cattle grazing in wooded landscape with distant village and church’ by Sir John Arnesby-Brown (1866-1953).
Photo: supplied by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

The Keys Fine Art Auctioneers East Anglian Sale takes place on Friday, April 27 at Keys’ Aylsham salerooms. Pictured is ‘Cattle grazing in wooded landscape with distant village and church’ by Sir John Arnesby-Brown (1866-1953). Photo: supplied by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

supplied by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

Paintings by some of Norfolk’s leading living artists and most famous painters from the past are set to go under the hammer in the county tomorrow.

The Keys Fine Art Auctioneers East Anglian Sale takes place on Friday, April 27 at Keys’ Aylsham salerooms.
Pictured is ‘The Approaching Storm – Yarmouth Marshes’ by Colin W Burns (born 1944).
Photo: supplied by Keys Fine Art AuctioneersThe Keys Fine Art Auctioneers East Anglian Sale takes place on Friday, April 27 at Keys’ Aylsham salerooms. Pictured is ‘The Approaching Storm – Yarmouth Marshes’ by Colin W Burns (born 1944). Photo: supplied by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

Works by Colin Burns, Jack Cox, Rowland Fisher, Michael J Sanders, Margaret Glass and Geoffrey Chatten feature in Keys Fine Art Auctioneers’ first East Anglian Art Sale of the year at the firm’s Aylsham salerooms.

Also in the sale will be works by Sir John Arnesby-Brown and Campbell Archibald Mellon, as well as Norwich School luminaries Hodgson, Crome, Cotman and Alfred Stannard.

About 450 lots will go under the hammer at the sale, which is the biggest auction of East Anglian art held anywhere in the world.

“Once again we have a fantastic collection of works by artists from our region in our East Anglian sale,” said Keys’ head of fine art Kevin Lines.

“We have become accustomed to seeing the big names from the past in these sales, but it is noticeable that we are finding more works by 20th century and contemporary artists coming to auction, reflecting a growing interest in more modern art and design which we are seeing right across our activity.

“Whilst there are very valuable works up for auction in this sale, there are also many accessible pictures – both in terms of subject matter and style, as well as price – which will attract more casual collectors who are simply looking for quality pictures to hang in their home rather than to buy as an investment.

“Keys’ East Anglian Art Sales are now recognised as the leading place to trade art by East Anglian artists, and the eyes of the antiques and fine art world will be on Norfolk this week.”

Highlights of the sale include:

•‘Cattle grazing in wooded landscape with distant village and church’ by Sir John Arnesby-Brown (1866-1953), which has a pre-sale estimate of £20,000-£30,000

• ‘The Approaching Storm – Yarmouth Marshes’ by Colin W Burns (born 1944), which has a pre-sale estimate of £4,000-£6,000

• ‘Boats At Quayside, Wells’ by Jack Cox (1914-2007), which has a pre-sale estimate of £300-£400

• ‘Haven Bridge, Great Yarmouth’ by Rowland Fisher (1885-1969), which has a pre-sale estimate of £200-£250

• ‘The Green Door’ by Margaret Glass (born 1950), which has a pre-sale estimate of £100-£150

The Keys Fine Art Auctioneers East Anglian Sale takes place on Friday, April 27 at 10.30am at Keys’ Aylsham salerooms.

Full details and an illustrated catalogue can be found at www.keysauctions.co.uk

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