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1. Caenarvon Bay, a steel full-rigged ship built in Glasgow, was heading from Liverpool to Australia when it sank without trace off Tasmania in 1910.

This 2ft x 2ft 11in (60 x 90cm) oil on canvas of the ship, painted some 13 years before it sank by William Howard Yorke (1847-1921), sold in Adam Partridge’s Liverpool saleroom on October 2.

2. When CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) exhibited landscape etchings in the early 1920s, it was a surprise to those who assumed the famous First World War artist was incapable of appreciating the charm of rural life. This signed 10 x 14in (25 x 36cm) view of the South Downs, made in an edition of 75 in 1924, sold at Gorringe’s in Lewes, East Sussex, on October 1.

3. Scottish artist Agnes Miller Parker (1895-1980) is much admired for her woodcuts as seen in the book illustrations she made for Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Shakespeare’s Richard II among others.

This 5¼ x 5½in (13.5 x 14cm) signed 1931 wood engraving for Aesop’s Fables, numbered 8/12, sold at Edinburgh saleroom Lyon & Turnbull on September 26.

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