The picture auction ending on Sunday 11th July – Euro’s night – saw not football coming home but some attractive pictures finding new homes.

Lots 616 and 617, oil paintings by local artist Audrey Johnson of flowers in jugs, will be displayed in their new homes at £310 each.

Lot 619, another offering by Lakes artist Geoffrey Pooley, again found favour at £390.

Lot 639, a watercolour by the often under valued E Greig Hall of Striding Edge mountain top sold for the dizzy heights of £135, and was not an upward struggle to sell.

Interestingly this was the same view that Alfred Wainwright sketched and which we recently sold for a record breaking £10,000, perhaps this iconic view inspires high prices.

Lot 660, a watercolour by Sydney Buckley at £125.

And lot 674, another watercolour, of fells, sold at £125 – also showing that Lakeland landscapes are a perpetual favourite here at 1818 Auctioneers, based as we are at the gateway to the Lakes.