Huge work by major artist goes to auction

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A LARGE painting by the famed British abstract artist Sir Terry Frost is on sale at Derwent-Wye Fine Art Auctions in Edensor on March 31.

The auction of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures takes place at Cavendish Hall on the Chatsworth Estate at 11am.

A spokesman for the auction house said: “Works of this size (four feet square) are rarely seen outside the London auction rooms; additionally this has great provenance, having been exhibited at the University of Reading in 1986 and illustrated in the catalogue of that show.”

The firm’s last auction set the new world auction record for a work by Stanley Royle at £21,000, beating the mark previously set by Sotheby’s.

There are a number of local works of interest on sale, including three oils by Joe Scarborough, two watercolours by George Cunningham, two oils by George Turner and many other works by local 20th-century artists including Bakewell’s George Butler, Harry Epworth Allen, Stanley Royle, Winifred Wilson, Edward Billin, all three members of the Steel family, George Hamilton Constantine, J L Birtwhistle, Brian Fielding and Bill Kirby.

A number of lots are to be sold without reserve and four works will be offered on behalf of Michael Vaughan’s fundraising initiative for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.