The small 7 x 10in (20 x 25cm) oil on panel tipped over top estimate to sell for £4700 on April 26. It had passed by direct descent from the artist.
Although this pastoral landscape lacked cattle (the artist’s trademark subject), its Impressionistic quality and market-fresh status ensured healthy interest on the day.
David Broom, fine sales consultant at Keys, said: “The market for East Anglian art is a mixed picture at the moment but interest in Arnesby-Brown remains strong and lot 131 was a good example of his work. It attracted strong interest in the room and on the phone, finally selling to a local buyer.”