1. Catalogued as ‘Cusco School’ and estimated at £50-80, this unusual oil on canvas of the Archangel Gabriel drew interest at Gorringe’s in Lewes, East Sussex on May 18. The attribution refers to the group of European and indigenous painters active in Cuzco, Peru, from the 16th-18th centuries.
2. A watercolour study of two classic cars sold above a £30-60 estimate at Laidlaw of Carlisle, Cumbria on May 16. The picture was dated 1992 and had an artist’s monogram CJE. To the lower right was a single-seater sports car for which the number plate identified the car as a 1934 Lagonda Rapier supercharged fixed-head coupé which was built by Abbott of Farnham and delivered to Lagonda’s main agent in London, Warwick Wright.
3. London-born etcher, watercolourist and painter William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931) was a specialist in marine pictures. Two etchings, one titled Unloading Coal, Medway and the other East Coast Port (shown above) were offered together at Gildings of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, on May 12, with a £150-200 estimate.
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