St. Albans High Street in 1879 by Harold Lawes (1865-1840)

Dated November 22nd 1879, this pen and ink drawing by a youthful Harold Lawes shows pedestrians  and horses and carts in the High Street of St Albans. Signed, titled and dated lower left, this work bears a label verso indicating that it is from the collection of the British journlist and newspaper editor Sir  Bruce Ingram. In good condition in its original frame.   The frame reflects its age with a few bumps and bruises.

Measures 17.5 cm wide by 10.5 cm deep 36 cm by 32  cm in its frame).

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Head Of A Young Girl by Sir George Clausen

A delightful sketch in pencil of the head of a young woman by Sir George Clausen. This work is signed in pencil and bears a dedication to the artist’s friend, the eminent landscape, figure and animal painter John Pedder (1850-1929). The inscription reads: “G. Clausen  to J. Pedder with all good wishes for the New Year, Dec.27 1900.”  This work is in good condition and bears a label, verso, for Heron Pictures of Whitchurch-On-Thames.

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Abstract by Frank Fidler (1910-1995)

A very striking  abstract image in the French “Tachiste” manner by the London-born artist Frank Fidler.  Signed by the artist and in good condition in its original frame and mount.

Measures 25 cm wide by 37 cm deep (43.5 cm by 55 cm in its frame).

*Tachisme (Tachism), was a style of painting, popular in France in the 1940’s and 50’s.  The name is derived from the French word “tache” meaning “stain”,  said to have been first used with regards to the movement in 1951.

 

 

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