Special Event for Tunnicliffe Collectors

Collectors and enthusiasts of the work of acclaimed artist, Charles Tunnicliffe OBE RA, are being given the opportunity to attend a talk and special view of his works prior to their auction here at Halls.

Ken Broughton, Secretary of the Charles Tunnicliffe Society, will be joining the Halls team at the event on Friday 13th September to give a presentation about Tunnicliffe, who spent most of his working life on Anglesey. Known throughout the world for his lively paintings, etchings and engravings of British birds and wildlife, Tunnicliffe’s work is also famously found in Ladybird Books, the Brooke Bond tea cards of the 1950s and the front covers of RSPB wildlife magazines.



Mr Broughton commented; “Tunnicliffe intended his works to be enjoyed in people’s homes rather than displayed in galleries and are still popular 40 years after his death. They are particularly appreciated in Anglesey, North Wales and Cheshire where he spent much of his life and I am looking forward to meeting fellow enthusiasts at Halls.”

James Forster, Auctioneer and Picture Specialist at Halls added: “We are delighted that Mr Broughton is joining us to share his knowledge and enjoyment of Tunnicliffe’s work. The 20 minute presentation will start at 11am and the paintings will be available to view between 10am and noon. As a gesture of our appreciation for Mr Broughton giving us his time we will be making a contribution to the Severn Hospice.”

The Halls auction, which will take place on 18th September, includes 25 paintings by Tunnicliffe as well as a handwritten letter describing time spent by a lake watching ducks.



  • Charles Tunniclffe OBE RA was born in 1901 near Macclesfield but spend most of his working life on Anglesey until his death in 1979.
  • His illustrations of birds and animal life are appreciated for their natural settings, much of it set against the scenery of Anglesey and North Wales.
  • Much of Tunnicliffe’s personal art collection is now available to view at Oriel Ynys Mon Gallery near Llangefni.
  • Ken Broughton helped set up The Charles Tunnicliffe Society in 2005.
  • As secretary and editor, Ken has carried out extensive research into Tunicliffe’s life and work, meeting people he knew and exploring aspects of his countryside in Cheshire and Anglesey.
  • Ken has produced 54 quarterly magazines for the Tunnicliffe Society as well as 20 booklets on specific aspects of his work including examples of his etchings, commercial artwork and exhibits for The Royal Academy of Arts.


For more information, contact James Forster
Picture Specialist

Email: jamesf@hallsgb.com
Phone: 01743 450 700



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