12 to 18 November 2007
Winter fine art and antiques fair.
Stand 12, Gallery
1. Ceramic Vase by Primavera, France, Circa 1935. Signed underneath.
2. Ceramic Vase by Jean Besnard, France, Circa 1925.
3. Orange stripy glass vase designed by Michael Powolny for Lotz. Weiner Werkstatte, Austria, Circa 1910
4. John Armstrong (1893-1973), The rape of Helen. Oil on Canvas. Signed with monogram and dated 1929.
Provenance: The Andrew Mcintosh Patrick Collection
Painter of imaginative subjects, designer of film and stage sets, mural painter and book illustrator.
Born November 14 1893 at Hastings, Sussex.
Studied at St Johns College, Oxford, 1912-1913. Served in the Royal Artillery 1914-1919 and returned to St John Wood school for a short period after the war.
First one man exhibition at the leicester galleries 1928.
Member of unit one 1933 and his work then began to be surrealist in character.
Painted murals for the ceiling of Bristol council chanber 1956 and Shell Mex House.
His theatrical decor includes designs for Riverside Nights, Macbeth and Measure for Measure (Old Vic); Magic Flute (Sadlers Wells Opera Company); The Ballet Facade; and films produced by Sir Alexander Korda: Henry VIII, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Rembrandt, etc. Official war artist 1940-1945.
Published in Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964.
5. Alastair Morton, Design for a rug, Oil on board. Sold.
6. 1910 -1963, Untitled (25x35cm – 10 x 14in). Gouache, Wax, Crayon Chk
7. Pair of wrought iron candelabras by Thornton & Downer, England Circa 1920
8. Orange stripy glass vase designed by Michael Powolny for Lotz. Weiner Werkstatte, Austria, Circa 1910
10. Aquarium glass block, by Cenedese, Murano, circa 1955
11. Tall pale blue ceramic vase by Guinnar Nylund. Made by Rostrand, Denmark circa 1955. Marked underneath