CENTURIES Art will be filled with lots at an upcoming auction.
On July 8th and 9th, a two-day auction will take place in Charterhouse, which promises a number of paintings of different styles from different eras.
“After almost 30 years of marriage, painting and art are one of the points on which Ms. B. and I do not always agree,” said auctioneer Richard Bromell.
“Over the decades she has been generally tolerant when I buy art at auctions, but every now and then I have to offer the painting again in the sales rooms because it is by no means no.”
What is art is a question that has been asked many times but has never been answered satisfactorily.
In the Charterhouse auction there are two completely different pictures from very different times and will undoubtedly appeal to very different buyers.
First up is an Italian old master drawing attributed to Jacopo Chimenti, known as Jacopo da Empoli.
Born in Florence in 1554, he lived a long life and died in 1640. The drawing in brown ink, pen and tab shows the Madonna and Child appearing to the saints and is estimated at 1,000 to 2,000 pounds.
An oil painting by Cecil Kennedy that penetrated into the late 20th century and is valued for twice that.
Like Jacopo, Cecil lived a long life from 1905 to 1997. He is known for his detailed flower pictures and the picture of the Charterhouse does not disappoint.
Painted with a flower vase on a marble ledge, the flowers are lifelike, as is the little ladybug that also climbs the marble rim.
Charterhouse is accepting submissions on July 8th for its specialist auctions of pictures and books for mid-century modern and decorative art on July 9th, classic motorcycles on June 30th and for its auction of vintage cars and oldtimers on July 15th.
Contact Charterhouse on 01935 812277, by email to [email protected] or via www.charterhouse-auction.com.