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Traditional sales at the double

Pair of private collections offered in Oxfordshire are notable for London galleries provenance

Art market

Two stand-out collections containing Old Master and traditional British works on paper were offered within 24 hours of each other in Oxfordshire.

The private collections, unseen on the market for many years, were offered at Holloway’s (20% buyer’s premium) of Banbury on February 27 (in the sale that also featured the £440,000 Old Master sleeper, St John the Evangelist, discussed in ATG No 2232) and Mallams (20% buyer’s premium) in Oxford on February 28.

The group sold by the former had come from a long-standing private collection in Wiltshire and comprised British watercolours by the likes of John Martin and Thomas Rowlandson, as well as an oil by Bloomsbury artist Roger Fry (see separate caption story below right).

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