Wright Marshall’s June 3 sale in Knutsford will feature a clutch of pictures by French Impressionist Pierre Adolphe Valette (1876-1942).
Valette was an art tutor at the Municipal School of Art in Manchester, where he taught and influenced LS Lowry.
The six-lot group has been consigned from the collection of Mario and Rosemary Perera, who bought paintings from Andrea Valette, the artist’s second wife.
This 19 x 15in (49 x 38cm) pencil and charcoal self-portrait from 1912 was exhibited at the City of Salford Art Galleries exhibition of Valette’s paintings, drawings and etchings from the Perera collection in 1984.
Vintage posters specialist Onslows will include this poster for Vienna in its sale on July 7.
Designed by Frank Newbould (1887-1951) c.1925, the lithograph in colours measures 3ft 4in x 4ft 2in (1.02 x 1.27m) and was printed for the London and North Eastern Railway by McCorquodale. It is estimated at £4000-6000.
A collection of more than 30 original works from the studio of Cornish abstract artist Gwyther Irwin (1931-2008) features in the June 15 sale at WH Lane & Son in Penzance.
Consigned from the artist’s estate, the group dates from the late 1980s to ‘90s when Irwin was producing large and colourful acrylic paintings and watercolours. This was a move away from his earlier best-known works assembled from newsprint and fragments of advertisements on paper.
Among the highlights is Gwithycombe, a large 4ft x 5ft (1.21 x 1.52cm) watercolour signed and dated to 1989. It is estimated at £5000-8000.