Hammer highlights from the ‘Fine Pictures and Prints including Lakes and Contemporary Art 14’, which ended on Sunday 29th August.


The highest bid, Lot 1247, was another watercolour offering attributed to Theodore Howard Somervell, showing appropriately the highest mountain tops, selling for £1640.

Lot 1228, a delightful oil painting of ponies, not signed, saw competitive bidding to £680.

Lot 1246, a pastel sketch by Tom Brown, very much in the northern Lowry style, showing a corner shop, sold for £115, a strong price for local convenience shopping .

Lots 1253-1259, seven lots of watercolours by E Michael Bottomley, showing scenes around the South Lakes, ranging from £75 to £150, selling in total for £655.

Lot 1269, a watercolour, by local Cumbrian artist Henry W Bracken, Sedbergh in the snow, sold for a not frosty £175.