A 19th century oil painting of Venice, which was discovered at an antiques valuation event in Southport last Friday, is expected to fetch in excess of £500 at auction later this year.
The painting by British artist William Meadow (fl.1870-1895) was found by James Forster, head of the pictures department at fine art auctioneers Halls in Shrewsbury, during an event at Lord Street West Church Community Hall, Lord Street, Southport.
“This view of the Grand Canal, with the San Giorgio Maggiore to the right, dates from the 1880s and is a wonderful of snapshot of late 19th century Venice,” said Mr Forster. “It has been estimated at £500-700 and will be sold in our Christmas Collective auction on December 7.”
Other valuers attending the event were Maryanne Lineker-Mobberley, head of the silver jewellery and Alexander Clement, Asian art specialist, who took in for sale a self-pouring Doulton teapot valued at in excess of £100.
Consigned to Halls’ November Asian art auction from a previous visit to Southport in May were a Chinese reverse painting on glass valued at up to £1,000 while Miss Lineker-Mobberley took in a collection of silver and tortoiseshell boxes valued at up to £800, which will be sold at a silver, jewellery and pictures auction on October 26.
Anyone living in Southport and surrounding area who would like individual antiques or collections valued is asked to contact Halls