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1. Pictures by Keith Vaughan (1912-77) tend to command high sums these days, but a reminder that not all are out of reach came at Colchester saleroom Reeman Dansie on November 20. This small 3 x 5in (7 x 12cm) pen, ink and wash called Yellow Fish pursued had a 1991 gallery label for Austin Desmond Fine Art and tipped over top estimate.

2. Scottish artist Hugh Murdoch (1945- 2010) studied at the Edinburgh College of Art, then worked as an illustrator and teacher while continuing to paint. This 2ft 4in (70cm) square signed oil on canvas titled Handkerchief Dance appeared at Ayr saleroom Thomas R Callan.

3. This picture with provenance to the revered 19th century art dealer William Agnew had hung in his son’s home of Rougham Hall in Suffolk, now a ruin. Attributed to John Berney Crome (1794- 1842), the 14½in x 18in (37 x 45cm) sold on top estimate at Cambridgeshire saleroom Rowley’s on November 20.

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