VERA PEGRUM – GERGEOUS ART
Artist: Vera Pegrum
Oil Size: 45cm x 35cm
Frame Size: 59cm x 48.8cm
VERA PEGRUM (1914 – 1988)
Vera Pegrum was a British visual artist who was born in 1914. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including ‘2 works: Portrait of an Asian nude’ sold at Bonhams Oxford ‘Art & Antiques’ in 2012.
Very nice painting, small rips nearly the bottom of the oil (refer to photos). The frame is not such good condition.
RICHARD ASHTON – 19TH CENTURY OIL
Artist: Richard Ashton
Material: Oil on board
Oil Size: 65cm x 45cm
Frame Size: 74cm x 54cm
Year: 19th Century
Richard Ashton 19th century oil on board. It is an old oil with a nice gilt frame. It’s signed. There are rifts on the oil due to its age with a closed view. Otherwise, all good.
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.
SUE SYME – THE PARTY
Title: Untitled (Someone called it “The Party”)
Artist: Sue Syme
Oil Size: 74cm x 115cm
Frame Size: 78.5cm x 116cm
A large, early Sue Syme, a very well known and respected artist. The painting comes with the original typewritten documentation that went with it when it was hung in an Art Exhibition in Westport.
DAVID JONES LARGE OIL PAINTING – VENICE
Artist: David Jones
Material: Oil on Canvas
Picture Size: 130cm X 100cm
Painting of gondolas in Venice. The painting only few years old and never got around to framing it. Measures 130cm L X 100cm H. In excellent condition. Has been protected in plastic.
NANCY DE FREITAS – BLOOD FLOORS/CLAY WALLS (HUGE)
Title: Blood Floor/Clay Walls
Artist: Nancy de Freitas
Material: Acrylic on Canvas
Oil Size: 130cm x 110cm
Frame Size: 134cm x 114cm
Nancy de Freitas Large Acrylic On Canvas. “Blood Floors/Clay Walls” part of her family album series. Signed & dated 92 bottom right. The image is in “Very Good” condition. The Rimu frame is also “Very Good”.
For the author’s explain, the three rooms refer to: 1) the place of the family/mother relationship 2) the honing of independence in wider relationships (ie to the family/siblings first) and 3) the growth of ego and personal strength. The bald heads refer to our human vulnerability and innocence.
All of the paintings in this series had a reflective/dark side and consider them to be the best of Nancy’s whole career. This one, ‘Blood Floor, Clay Walls’, is the cornerstone painting of the series. Hope to get a public gallery collection or a significant private collection so that it could be seen by many.