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1. John Nicholson’s Fine Paintings sale on August 21 in Surrey included four typical Spanish-themed watercolours by Albert Moulton Foweraker (1873-1942), the academic-turned-artist famed for his intense blue toned landscapes. All sold above hopes including this 10 x 14in (25 x 35cm) watercolour titled Moonlight, San Roque.

2. Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768-1819) was a prolific natural history illustrator – he produced over 1700 watercolours for the Botanical Magazine alone – and inspired the decoration of ceramics by a number of major potters of the time, including Spode. This 9½ x 7½in (24 x 19cm) watercolour bird study, offered with an estimate of £70-100 at David Duggleby’s Affordable Art auction in Scarborough on August 22, was snapped up by a bidder on thesaleroom.com.

3. A pioneering female artist, Louisa Canziani (1845-1909) became the first woman to win a gold medal at the Royal Academy and had previously won a place at the Royal Academy Schools at 16 by submitting drawings signed L. Starr to disguise her gender. This well-preserved 4ft x 2ft 5in (1.21m x 73cm) oil on canvas of a young girl by a pine tree, thought to be the artist’s daughter, was offered at Burstow & Hewett of Battle on August 19 estimated at £800-1000.

Prices do not include buyer’s premium