JOHN THOMAS SERRES – LEGBURTHWAITE MILL, ST. JOHNS VALE
Title: Legburthwaite Mill, St. Johns Vale
Artist: John Thomas Serres
Art Size: 19cm x 30.5cm
Frame Size:34.8cm x 45.5cm
Nice painting. Label to the reverse reads, ‘John Thomas Serres (1759-1825), Legburthwaite Mill, St. Johns Vale’. Pretty sure the mill is in Cumbria.
BARBARA BLACKMORE FOWLER – WATERCOLOUR & PEN
Title: “Mona Vale” Garden series
Artist: Barbara Blackmore Fowler
Material: Watercolour & Pen
Picture Size: 44.6cm X 59.5cm
Unframed. New Zealand artist, Barbara Elizabeth Blakemore Fowler (1921-2004), studied at Canterbury School of Fine Arts, New Zealand over the span of nine years, attending night classes. Her tutors included Bill Sutton, Rudi Gopas, Russell Clark.
At the same time she worked at the DSIR in geophysics and the US cosmic radiation program. Barbara was a member of the Canterbury Society of Arts for forty years, and regularly exhibited with the Society in Christchurch.
Clearly influenced by other great New Zealand female artists including Frances Hodgkins, Doris Lusk and Rita Angus.
FREDERICK ARTHUR O’NEILL – TEMPLE PEAK, GLENORCHY
Title: Temple Peak, Glenorchy
Artist: Frederick Arthur O’Neill
Material: Oil on board
Art Size: 66cm x 49.5cm
Frame Size:82cm x 66cm
Year: 1950s – 1960s
Born in C. 1919, Fred O’Neill studied at the Otago Boys’ Highschool and went on to study art in Sydney. Fred served in Solomon Islands with the RNZAF and was an engineer for his own company, “Dunedin Electroplaters”.
This sale is for a Kiwi-Born artist and a well respected artist N.Z. on Screen community.
Signature: Bottom Right-Hand Corner, and on Reverse of Painting (signature has faded quite a lot on the back of the painting. The most visible notes is the title of the piece as well as the media used to make the piece).
JOHN JOHNSTON – OLD SHED KING COUNTRY (AWARDED)
Title: Old Shed King Country
Artist: John Johnston
Oil Size: 34.5cm x 24.5cm
Frame Size: 49cm x 39cm
Year: 1970s / early 1980s
John Johnston was an Auckland painter and photographer. This painting won a New Zealand Painting and Printmaker Award, but cannot trace the year. It would have been in the 1970s or early 1980s.