Our auction of Contemporary and Lakeland Art is new to our repertoire for 2018.
Headed up by our fine Arts auctioneer, David Brookes, we are tapping into demand for both Lakeland and contemporary pieces of art.
The Lake District has long been celebrated for its rich artistic heritage, and we are always pleased to see pieces of it here in the 1818 Auctioneers' saleroom.
Josefina De Vasconcellos (1904-2004), spent most of her life living and working in Little Langdale, and became the first woman to have a sculpture in St. Paul’s Cathedral. Having studied at the Grand Chaumiere in Paris under Bourdelle, Rodin’s assistant, her flowing naturalistic carvings were strongly influenced by her faith. They also contrasted with the fashion of the period, when the abstract styles of Moore and Hepworth dominated.
We have two of De Vasconcellos’ resin sculptures due for sale in our inaugural auction in March. One, an 11-inch long sculpture, may have been a working model for a 10ft statue sent to the Church of St Bartholomew, London.
The De Vasconcellos pieces will be joined by works by Henry Bracken, Tom Dearden, Mike Conway.
This auction will be open to online bidders via our saleroom platform, and will take place alongside a business to business conference for the hospitality trade here at the conference centre and salerooms. We expect strong interest in the lots for sale from this unique audience of buyers.