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Friends of the Mead – 21st Anniversary Auction - Catalogue

5.30 pm Monday 30 June


Measurements are approximate and in inches.

All bids are welcome, from 50p to £50 million!



Even if you don’t like the work, the frame is usually worth something.


Lot no

Title

Artist

Media

Size

Notes

01

From Clifford’s Farm, Devon

Pru Rowe-Evans

pastel

12 x 21

Pru Rowe-Evans was the daughter of celebrated political cartoonist David Lowe. She lived locally, working as an artist and has work in the University collection. Her husband Adrian was the first University Secretary, later Registrar.

02

Blossom Tree

Margaret Adler

embroidery

8½ x 8½

Nature in miniature.

03

Tamarisk

Margaret Adler

embroidery

8½ x 8½

Machine and hand embroidery over hand painted linen.

04

Flower Study

Margery Vincent

watercolour

18½ x 12

A quintessential watercolour study of narcissus and carnations

05

Freesias

Margaret Bentley

watercolour

20 x 16

Botanically accurate depiction of a favourite flower

06

Field Poppies

Mary Norton

watercolour

16 x 12

A graceful, traditional study

07

Regal Lily

Bea Philips

Pencil and watercolour

18½ x 14½

A pretty, peaceful image

08

Mauve mixture

Bea Philips

Pencil and watercolour

18½ x 14½

Painting in the style of eighteenth century botanical illustrations featuring lavenders, campanulas and verbenas.

09

Geraniums in a Green Jar

Sheila Fitzgerald

watercolour

13 x 11

Pretty, cottage style watercolour by one of the region’s best known teachers of watercolour painting.

10

Cotswold Dovecote

Ann Edmondson

etching

18 x 15

Very accomplished print of local scene.

11

Poppies

May Farmer

watercolour

18½ x 20

A cheerful study of summer wildflowers by a well known local artist.

12

Geranium with Green and White

Mardee Miller

watercolour

18½ x 22

Mardee is an American artist who came to live in Coventry, exhibiting at the Castle Gallery in Kenilworth. Good frame!

13

River Itching

November Morning – River Avon



W. Fowler

watercolour

15 x 19

Sold as a pair, these beautiful watercolours recall the economy of colour and detail in Chinese painting.

14

Fledglings

Elizabeth Halstead

watercolour

22 x 17½

This is an English version of a Chinese motif by a noted local artist.

15

Christ Church

H. Barnett

Pen and watercolour

14 x 16

A traditional watercolour in the eighteenth century tradition of depicting romantic ruins.

16

River

Joan Twistleton

pastel

15 x 17½

Tranquil image of a local view

17

Orkney Landscape

J.D. Browne

Watercolour

13 x 15

Known to us as “Miss Browne”, the artist was the formidable principal of the Coventry College of Education which later became the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick. She now lives in a local nursing home.

18

Jungle Dance

Vivien Bainbridge

monoprint

22 x 25

Textured print of exuberant dancers

19

Distant China

Vivien Bainbridge

woodcut

17½ x 18

Sensitive abstract in expensive frame

20

Spring blooms

unknown

watercolour

unmeasured

Accurate study of a delightful arrangement. Frame is lacking glass.

21

On Watch

Marguerite Morris

etching

16 x 14

Great study of parrots using just blue, yellow and green

22

Ludlow

Marguerite Morris

etching

14½ x 17

Fantastically atmospheric print of winter scene.

23

Yew Garden

Ann Edmondson

etching

18 x 15

A beautiful image of gardens, possibly at Hidcote.

24

Rural Landscape

Ruth Fildes

Embroidery on watercolour

9 x 16½

Redolent of autumn and the work of Paul Nash with its glimmering moon

25

Snowscape

Rachel Dryhurst

watercolour

19½ x 18

Beautiful study of the fells in winter

26

Chinese Lanterns

Jane Saunders

watercolour

15 x 19

A subtle, domestic scene

27

Ocean Depths

Vivien Bainbridge

etching

18 x 15

Interesting use of textures and the medium to create the image

28

Tropical Fish

J. Bassett

etching

15 x 18

Lovely warm image of exotic fish

29

Merlin’s Kingdom

J. Bassett

etching

15 x 13

A dynamic etching.



















31

Westgate and Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick

Mary Bick

Ink and watercolour

10½ x 14

A stunning architectural study of a Warwick landmark in the clear light of New Year’s Day

32

Stratford boys Grammar School and Guild Chapel

Andrew Barrowman

watercolour

13 x 12

A crisp painting of another local educational institution and landmark.



















34

Gold Cross Inn, Coventry

Robert Overy

Sepia print

12½ x 9½

A fantastic illustration of a local landmark

35

Priory Row, Coventry

Robert Overy

Sepia print

12½ x 9½

Robert Overy is well know locally for his confident depictions of Coventry’s heritage.

36

Arboretum Walk

Lois Aizlewood

Watercolour

12½ x 15

An admired local artist, this is a subtle rendition of autumn tints

37

Shakespeare’s Brithplace

Robert Overy

Ink and watercolour

12½ x 15

An original painting by an artist known for his illustrations of the area’s heritage.



















39

Autumn Glory

Lois Aizlewood

watercoloour

14½ x 17

Sensitive use of tones and colours



















41

Breezes over the Brecon Beacons

Arthur Armson

watercolour

16 x 18½

A wonderful study of clouds by one of the region’s best watercolour painters

42

Stormclouds

Arthur Armson

watercolour

16 x 18½

An accomplished painting of a threatening sky

43

Twilight, Near St Briavels

Arthur Armson

watercolour

16 x 18½

A quintessential Welsh scene of evening light on a wet landscape

44

River Avon, Stoneleigh

Eddy Cockram

watercolour

16 x 19

A timeless study of a place just a few miles from here

45

Mickleton, Gloucestershire

Christine Varley

Pen and wash

12½ x 10½

A delightful cottage scene

46

Broadway, Gloucestershire

Christine Varley

Pen and wash

12 x 15

A timeless image

47

Warwick Castle

Christine Varley

watercolour

12 x 15

Immaculate sketch of a local scene

48

Warwick Castle

H. Barnett

pastel

15½ x 19½

A soft and subtle rendition of this local landmark

49

Portmeirion

J. Needham

watercolour

19½ x 15½

A crisp, brightly coloured of this famous village where the television series The Prisoner was filmed

50

Lock-keeper’s Cottage, Kingswood, Near Lapworth

M. Allison

gouache

18½ x 20½

A brilliantly coloured scene

51

Greyfriars Green, Coventry

Brenda Gibbs

watercolour

16 x 19

A charming watercolour after a nineteenth century image of this scene

52

Riverbank

Marjorie Vincent

Watercolour

17 x 13

Strong rendition of a local sene

53

Aston in the Cotswolds

J. Killingback

watercolour

17 x 20½

A delightful watercolour of a scene where Miss Marple might pop through the gate at any moment (according to Tracey Grant!)

54

Cottages

L. Davis

watercolour

14 x 17

A lovely watercolour of traditional homes



















56

Disused Boatyard

Mary Wadham

watercolour

17 x 19

A perfect reminder of holidays

57

Cast Iron Bridge

Barbara Russon

gouache

14½ x 19

A fantastic image of life on Midlands waterways by a well known regional artist

58

Morning Light

Joan Twistleton

pastel

17½ x 20½

Atmospheric sunrise

59

Evening Time

Brenda Gibbs

watercolour

17 x 19

A relaxing image of lovely golden light falling across traditional cottages

60

Forest Textures

Eddy Cockram

watercolour

16 x 19½

Has a sense of the Northern Lights



















62

River Avon, Wasperton

J. Killingback

watercolour

17 x 20½

Tranquil image of the village down the road from HRI

63

Yorkshire

H. Barnett

Watercolour and pastel

15 x 19½

The soft pastels give the sense of a gentle scene

64

Still Life

Laurence Curtis

Ink and watercolour

16 x 12

A reassuring image for the kitchen or dining room!

65

Kenilworth Castle

V. Hull

watercolour

11½ x 15

Beautiful study of the blue snow shadows across the Mere.

66

Snowscape

J.B.

watercolour

23½ x 18

Great use of the white paper to suggest snow

67

Dunes

Unknown

watercolour

14 x 17

Dreamlike beach scene

68

Roofscape, Azoia

V. Bainbridge

etching

14 x 16

Calming summer holiday memories

69

Flower Study

Rosemary Hall

watercolour

21 x 18

Charming study of orchids and ferns in Victorian style mount and frame

70

Lord Leycester’s Hospital, Warwick

Andrew Barrowman

watercolour

12 x 13

Incredibly detailed painting of local landmark

71

Disused Cattle Shed

Susan Muntz

watercolour

12 x 16

A rural scene

72

Coniston Water

Leonard Stephens

watercolour

12 x 18

Restful image of popular beauty spot



















74

Chestnut, Stoneleigh

Mardee Miller

etching

9 x 9

Exquisite etching of tree





































77

Coastal Scene

Lesley Davis

watercolour

11 x 13

Use the frame for a bigger picture, get rid of the mount and reframe this brilliant landscape.

78

The Cornfield

Sheila Grady

watercolour

13 x 16

Magical interpretation of the English countryside in expensive frame with non-reflective glass by renowned local artist

79

Autumn Scene, Earlswood

J.E. Bradshaw

watercolour

15 x 11

Accomplished watercolour with the sense of a bright autumn day

80

Youth Does Not Last

Gillian Irving

etching

19 x 14

Atmopheric beach scene

81

Streptocarpus by the Window

Marigold McGregor

etching

15 x 12

Print with blind stamp details on window farm and on pot by distinguished artist from the region who has exhibited nationally


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