Fred Yates (1922 – 2008), ‘River Scene with boats and cottages’
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Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) 'The Painter with Patti, Aristotle and Phyllis Theme' oil on canvas, 66" x 54", housed in a gilt framed. This painting was part of the Relationship Series painted around 1990, Project 18 Painter with Women, Observations on the Theme of the 'Double; it was exhibited in 1994 at the Birmingham ICC Exhibition and is featured in the exhibition catalogue on page 3. The exhibiting was organised by the Halcyon Gallery.
Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) 'Painter with Lydia Evans, Double Theme' oil on canvas, signed twice to reverse, 129cm x 115cm, unframed.
Harold Harvey (1874-1941) Newlyn School, oil on canvas, ‘A Ring, a Ring o’ Roses’, signed, 36cm x 46cm, titled on canvas on reverse, framed and glazed.
Beryl Cook (1926-2008) a rare double sided painting, 'French Tango' and 'The Expedition' oil on board, framed, 113.50cm x 88.50cm. Signed on one side. "It’s not just the faces, but the whole of Beryl’s paintings that have a ‘look’. She fills them with bold, clear designs that immediately cheer you up. Her description of the tango bar is very telling. She was uncomfortable when the bar was empty, except for a frenzied couple dancing, but when many more customers arrived she was happier, stopped laughing nervously, and ‘everything settled down’... When you look closely at her compositions you can see that everything in them, every movement, mass, look and shape is balanced or echoed, one by another, until the whole picture seems to dance together." Julian Spalding in Beryl Cook Happy Days, 1995.
Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) oil on canvas, signed twice and inscribed on reverse 'Study for large double, Paula Perridge', image size 58cm x 58cm, overall size including frame 80cm x 80cm, framed and glazed.
John Lowrie Morrison OBE (born 1948, Maryhill, Glasgow), known as Jolomo, oil ‘Stormy Evening, Berneray, 2003’ 29cm x 29cm, titled and signed on reverse 2003, number 106423, with artists Argyll stamp on reverse. <br><br> John Lowrie Morrison OBE (born 1948, Maryhill, Glasgow), known as Jolomo, is a Scottish contemporary artist, producing expressionist oil paintings of Scottish landscapes.
Beryl Cook, oil, 'Bride to Be', framed and glazed, 17cm x 11.5cm, overall size 27cm x 22cm. Provenance; gifted by Beryl Cook to Sarah Donaldson in 1995. Sarah was Beryl's hairdresser in Plymouth and met Beryl on her Hen Night in the Dolphin Hotel pub on Plymouth Barbican. A week later the artist presented the painting to Sarah and it has been with her since. The painting is very similar to the works Hen Night and Hen Night II (held at the Glasgow Museum Resource Centre), it is quite likely that Sarah's Hen Party was the inspiration for these works. Words of Beryl Cook describing Hen Night. "This is something we saw quite often a bride-to-be being escorted from pub to pub by her friends, pausing for a drink in each. The friends make the bride a hat (in this case a large cardboard box covered in silver paper and saucy decorations), and there is much singing and hooting as they go through the streets. I am interested in these customs and learned that a bride getting married for the second time will also have a hat, but a much smaller one and more subdued". For full provenance and history please visit our website and head to News from the Rostrum.
Fred Yates (1922 - 2008), 'Poppy Field, '89', signed oil on board, 86cm x 86cm, titled and dated to reverse also inscribed 'St. Erth, Penzance-Plymouth Accompanied', framed. (the St. Erth Penzance-Plymouth inscription would have been put on when Fred was travelling by train to Plymouth delivering paintings for exhibitions).