Leading the way at the latest picture auction and claiming all the top prices was a firm favourite of 1818, the celebrated walker, author and artist, Alfred Wainwright, with a collection of sketches collectively selling for over £5,500.

1818 Auctioneers have a long track record of selling Wainwright sketches and memorabilia, selling many items throughout a year, and actually holding the record for a Wainwright, having sold an iconic Lakeland view for over £10,000 during lockdown.

Alfred’s classic Lakeland views continue to lead the way, consistently achieving high prices, and even his lesser known sketches of other parts of the country sell well, finding buyers through the internet.


Lot 407

Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991) pen and ink, entitled ‘Kidsty Pike’ signed lower right, within a card mount, slender moulded frame under glass, 17cm x 21cm & 29.5cm x 33cm

Sold: £1,040

Lot 422

Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991) original pen and ink, entitled ‘The Strid, River Wharfe’ and signed to margin, within a card mount, slender moulded gilt frame, under glass 17cm x 21cm & 29cm x 33cm

Sold: £940

Lot 421

Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991) original pen and ink, entitled ‘Dufton Pike’ and signed to margin, within a card mount, slender moulded gilt frame, under glass 17cm x 21cm & 29cm x 33cm.

Sold: £900

Lot 425

Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991) original pen and ink, entitled ‘Wrynose Bottom’ and signed to margin, within a card mount, slender moulded gilt frame, under glass 16.5cm x 22cm & 29.5cm x 33cm.

Sold: £820

Lot 424

Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991) original pen and ink, entitled ‘Coire Na Banachdich’ and signed to margin, within a card mount, slender moulded gilt frame, under glass 15cm x 20cm & 29.5cm x 33cm.

Sold: £800