'A Yorkshire Haytime' by Owen Bowen is offered by Walker Galleries at 'The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair' for £3000.

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Such scenes as A Yorkshire Haytime by the Leeds-born artist are sure to appeal to local buyers at the event, which runs from January 28-30.

Bowen exhibited at the 1888 inaugural exhibition of the Yorkshire Union of Artists aged just 15, winning two amateur medals.

Two years later, he was apparently expelled from the society after quarrelling with the organisation’s secretary – suggesting he may have adopted the Yorkshire temperament as well as its landscape. He went on to open his own school of painting in Leeds and was elected a member of the Staithes Art Club in 1904. Bowen travelled and exhibited widely, served as president of the Royal Cambrian Academy. He died aged 94.


John Newton Antiques brings this 1950s East German silver overlay vase with polychrome panels by Friedrich Spahr, measuring 12in (31cm) tall, to 'The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair'. It is available for £1365.

The fair is the first of the new year for organiser Sue Ede, who says: “It promises to be a great start to the New Year. We offer a wide range of pieces, from the 16th to the 20th century, from classic and traditional art, antiques and jewellery to Mid-century Modern and decorative designer pieces.”

Exhibitors include Jack Shaw, WR Harvey and Ellis Fine Art and prices range from £20-20,000.