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Artworks at Charterhouse Auction

The Charterhouse auction on Friday 31st July has a broad selection of pictures from the 18th century through to more modern and contemporary artists.

“Pictures are very personal, and beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder.” Commented Richard Bromell. “That being said, we do have a wide and varied selection of pictures in the sale from traditional portraits and landscape scenes through to merry monks frolicking in a cellar to modern artists such as the extremely popular Fred Yates who died only a year ago.”

Fred Yates – a Cornish village Est £4,000-6,000

Fred Yates was borne in a suburb of Manchester in 1922 and originally started work as an insurance clerk, but with the outbreak of war he joined the Grenadier Guards until 1945 when he returned home as a painter and decorator. Untaught, he started to produce works in his own style and in 1950 enrolled in a teacher training course. For the next 25 years he taught and battled continuously against artistic sophistication. In 1969 Fred moved to Cornwall where he painted street scenes from his childhood, but also from his new surroundings. Today he is held in very high regard and is keenly sought after at auction.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their summer programme of auctions including specialist sales of pictures and prints in July along with classic cars, automobilia and motorbikes at Sherborne Castle also in July, closely followed by wine, silver and jewellery in August. For further information regarding these sales, or to arrange a free home visit, please contact Richard Bromell, Partner at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS 01935 812277.