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A watercolour by Ella Du Cane that sold for £560 at Thomson Roddick.

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It was one of the illustrations produced for a 1909 A&C Black publication called Flowers & Gardens of Madeira – a work written by Du Cane’s usual collaborator, her sister, Florence.

Bid to what seems to be a record £380 in the Carlisle sale was one of 150 copies of a 1957 folio collection of Fifty-Two Drawings by Augustus John.

In a quarter vellum binding by Zaehnsdorf, it was signed by both the artist and Lord David Cecil, who wrote the introduction.