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1. Eight self-portraits of the Victorian watercolourist William Henry Hunt (1790-1864) are recorded in the artist’s catalogue raisonné. Just two were made in oils including this unrestored 6in (15cm) wide canvas of the artist aged around 60, which sold for four times its top guide at Mellors & Kirk on November 27.

2. Eric Slater (1896-1963) produced more than 30 colour woodcuts between 1926 and the outbreak of the Second World War, many depicting scenes near his home in Seaford, East Sussex. This slightly faded 14 x 17in (36 x 43cm) woodcut, Rough Sea, tipped over top estimate at Reeman Dansie on November 19.

3. Four pencil and watercolour animal studies by Glasgow Boy Joseph Crawhall (1861-1913), specialist in such subjects, sold at Woolley & Wallis on December 11. This diminitive 3 x 4in (8 x 11cm) pencil sketch of a dog, Spring, with a label for Bourne Fine Art in Edinburgh was taken to four times the top estimate.

Prices do not include buyer’s premium.