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1.William Mellor (1851-1931), an English painter of landscapes, was particularly inspired by the views of north Wales and north-east England, notably Yorkshire. This signed 15½ x 14in (47 x 36cm) river landscape oil, On the wharf Bolton Woods, Yorkshire, sold at Cirencester saleroom Moore Allen & Innocent on May 3.

2. This 2ft 1in x 23in (65 x 58cm) oil by Paul Gauguin’s son, Pola Gauguin (1883-1961), tipped over top estimate at David Lay in Penzance on May 2. The younger Gauguin lived with his mother, Mette Sophie Gauguin, in her native Copenhagen from the early 1890s onward, after his father’s departure and self-exile in Tahiti.

3. This 12 x 19in (33 x 49cm) watercolour is by John Middleton (1827-56), one of the youngest and last members of the Norwich School of Artists, which was founded in 1803 by John Crome and Robert Ladbrooke. The Blown Wood formed part of the collection of Eustace Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, at Oakley House, which was sold at Dreweatts in Newbury on May 1.

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