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.

Wainwright is a name that’s always popular with our buyers, as is Heaton Cooper, whilst artists like Helen Bradley also reach high hammer prices (one Bradley watercolour sold with us at £12,000).

We had two of Josefina De Vasconcellos’ resin sculptures for sale in our inaugural auction in March 2018. 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 were joined by works by Henry Bracken, Tom Dearden, Mike Conway.

Our Contemporary and Lakeland Art auctions are open to online bidders via our saleroom platform, and often take place alongside other special events in the conference centre or follow on from well-established specialist auctions here at the conference centre and salerooms. This scheduling generates strong interest among our unique audience of buyers.


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David Brookes

Auctioneer. ASFAV

David is a generalist valuer with many years of experience in the industry. He has the knowledge to value any item of any type and period.

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Recent Highlights

An oil painting, Reginald Aspinwall, farmstead with duck pond, signed, 12″x16″ £440
A watercolour, W Sidney Cooper, Sheep in spring meadows, signed and indistinctly dated 1908 £480

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Ken Baily Collection

A fantastic collection of Ken Baily memorabilia is due to go under our auctioneer’s hammer. It will be sold at auction on September 10th and includes: his trademark costumes, autographs from his meetings with the Beatles and Bob Hope, personal effects, and an amazing file of photos and clippings – including photographic records and correspondence … Continued