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Berwick-upon-Tweed bridge by Frank Watson Wood – £880 at Batemans.

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The landscapes were painted in 1924 by local watercolourist Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953), and formed part of a collection accumulated three decades ago from a local deceased estate.

Each sold above £200-300 estimates for £880 and £800 respectively, to separate phone bidders.

Shown above is a 9½ x 14in (24 x 36cm) watercolour on paper of Berwick-upon-Tweed bridge with horses and carts, and a train steaming along a viaduct in the distance.

The other same-sized watercolour was similar in subject, depicting a steam train pulling its carriages across the Royal Border Bridge viaduct.

While these scenes of Wood’s home town appeal to collectors, his marine paintings of Royal Navy ships and fleets still have the biggest draw at auction.

According to Artnet, Bonhams set a record £18,000 for the artist when it sold an oil depicting the German High Seas Fleet surrendering after the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918.

The artist had been invited aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth to witness the event, and it marked the high point of his career.