Painting by Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955), estimated at £60,0000-80,000 at Bonhams’ 19th century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art sale in London on March 1.

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Children Playing by the Shore, a 2ft 8in x 2ft 9in (82 x 84cm) oil on canvas, is characteristic of the artist’s best-known works, capturing the joy of childhood days by the seaside.

Like many of her paintings, it bears no date, but probably depicts one of Sharp’s two favourite costal locations: St Ives where she stayed twice a year from 1924 onwards with her life-long companion, fellow artist Marcella Smith, or, more probably, Bosham near Chichester.

Estimate £60,0000-80,000.