Centuries of art at the Chartreuse auction

CENTURIES of art are covered by lots at an upcoming auction.

Charterhouse will host a two-day auction on July 8 and 9, promising a series of paintings in different styles, from different eras.

“We’ve been married for just under 30 years, paintings and art is one of the things that Mrs B and I don’t always agree on,” said auctioneer Richard Bromell.

“Over the decades, she has generally tolerated that I buy art at auction, but every now and then I have to re-offer the photo in auction rooms because no, that’s no.”

What is Art? is a question often asked but never satisfactorily answered.

In the Chartreuse auction there are two completely different images from completely different eras that will undoubtedly appeal to completely different buyers.

First of all, there is an Italian master’s drawing attributed to Jacopo Chimenti, known as Jacopo da Empoli.

Born in Florence in 1554, he had a long life and died in 1640. The drawing in brown ink, pen and wash depicts the Virgin and Child appearing to the saints and is estimated between 1000 and 2 £ 000.

Towards the end of the 20th century, and estimated to sell twice as much, is an oil painting by Cecil Kennedy.

Like Jacopo, Cecil lived a long time from 1905 to 1997. He is known for his highly detailed flower paintings and the Chartreuse painting does not disappoint.

Painted with a vase of flowers on a marble ledge, the flowers are lifelike, as is the also painted little ladybug climbing up the marble edge.

Charterhouse is accepting entries for their specialty picture and book auctions on July 8, mid-century modern and decorative arts on July 9, classic motorcycles on June 30, and for their classic and vintage car auction the 15th of July.

Contact Charterhouse on 01935 812277, by email at [email protected] or via www.charterhouse-auction.com.


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