The picture auction held at 1818, ending 29th May, showed that traditional paintings, be they watercolour or oil paintings, are still very much in favour.

Leading the way was Lot 409, a watercolour, from the hand of W G Collingwood, of the Coniston Fells, selling at £980, a good price as the last Collingwood offered, sold in the low hundreds.

The traditional painter Arthur Tucker was also in demand with several selling at good prices, as shown.

In total contrast, Lot 460, three Japanese prints sold well at £100.

Lot 409

W G Collingwood, (1854-1932), a watercolour, Winter Sunrise Coniston Fell, signed and attributed verso

Sold: £980

Lot 447

Arthur Tucker ( 1864- 1929), Eastern estuary, signed

Sold: £155

Lot 456

Fred Cecil Jones (1891-1956), a watercolour, Gressingham Nr Kirkby Lonsdale, signed and dated 1921, and attributed verso

Sold: £150

Lot 443

Arthur Tucker, (1864-1929), a pair of watercolours, moorland landscapes, signed

Sold: £130

Lot 454

Arthur Tucker (1864-1929), a watercolour, Richmond castle on the hill, signed

Sold: £125