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1. Frances Richards (1903-85), the wife of painter Ceri Richards, experimented with abstract-style embroidery among other mediums, culminating in a one-woman show at the Redfern Gallery in London. This signed work of a mother and child, on 12½ x 9in (32 x 22cm) embroidered material, sold against a £100-200 guide at Cheffins of Cambridge on May 23.

2. A friend and pupil of the artist and naturalist George Lodge, Vincent Balfour-Browne (1880- 1963) focused on sporting and wildlife scenes, particularly of red deer. This brooding 12 x 18in (30 x 45cm) watercolour of a Highland landscape sold for four times the top guide on May 17 at Carlisle saleroom Laidlaw.

3. George Turland Goosey (1877- 1947) left a successful architectural practice in New York to take up painting in St Ives for a number of years. This signed 20in x 2ft (50 x 60cm) oil view of fishing boats in a harbour – possibly Cornwall – sold at Great Western Auctions in Glasgow on June 1. It made one of the highest auction sums for the artist.

Prices do not include buyer’s premium