Summer holidays may be a little different this year but Bonhams Modern British and Irish Art sale in Knightsbridge on Wednesday 21 July offers a glimpse of what the nation’s been missing. Leading the way is Summer Holiday by Sherree Valentine-Daines (born 1959) estimated at £5,000-7,000.
Other summer highlights of the 218-lot sale include:
- Les Catalans, Les Baux de Provence by Frederick Gore (1913-2009) estimated at £6,000-8,000.
- Mediterranean Head by Bryan Ingham (1936-1997). (Estimate: £5,000-7,000).
- Works by Roger Fry (1866-1934) from the 1920s and ‘30s including Cagnes (estimate: £4,000-6,000); Wooded Landscape, Provence (estimate: £3,000-5,000) and Carpentras (estimate: £3,000-5,000)
- La Bastidière by John Piper (1903-1992). Estimate: £4,000-6,000.
Bonhams Senior Specialist in Modern British and Irish Art at Knightsbridge, Janet Hardie, said, “Summer is a time for a change of scene, for relaxing and recharging our batteries. The choice of destinations may be more limited this year, but our sale offers some wonderful works that capture the pleasures of the summer holiday and will provide memories of getting away from it all to last the whole year round.”