Art and posters up for auction

Whitby in the Days of Oak and Hemp poster  112346c
Whitby in the Days of Oak and Hemp poster 112346c

A SERIES of paintings by local artists are set to go under the hammer at Duggleby’s auctioneers on Monday.

The lots, which date from the 19th and 20th centuries, are expected to fetch prices of between £100 and £3,000.

Included in the auction are paintings by Henry Barlow Carter, George Weatherill and William Lionel Wyllie, as well as two railway posters.

Viewings were held yesterday at the Vine Street venue and will continue today from 9am until 3pm.

David Duggleby said yesterday: “The viewing has been very busy, and we’re expecting the sale to be busy as well.

“It’s an excellent range of affordable pictures. It includes a strong selection of Yorkshire and coastal artists.

“There are two railway pictures and the market for them at the moment is very strong. The one from Whitby in particular is an unusual edition.

“I think they’re so popular because people see them as a link to a past age of travel, and they remind people of when the Yorkshire coastal towns were in their heyday.”

The Whitby railway poster is expected to fetch around £700, while there is also a Flying Scotsman poster on sale.

The most valuable painting up for grabs is William Lionel Wyllie’s oil on canvas picture, of a Hay Barge and other shipping at Gravesend.

It is expected to sell for between £2,500 and £3,000.

A 1911 watercolour painting by Yorkshire artist Mark Senior entitles Burdale should fetch around £700.

Also up for grabs is a 19th century John Francis Bland painting of Scarborough from Cornelian Bay, valued at £300 to £400.

A painting of trawlers leaving Scarborough Harbour by Ernest Dade is expected to cost £500 to £700.

The majority of the paintings have a maritime theme, although there are also paintings of an Arab market, a French village, the centre of York, as well as portraits of young women.