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Sussex buyer follows the plough

A painting by equine artist Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869-1958) sold for four times its top guide at Bellmans (20% buyer’s premium).

Shire horses, pictured top right, a signed 19in x 2ft 5in (48 x 74cm) oil on canvas, was included in the saleroom’s May 9 auction in Sussex. Estimated at £2000-3000, it went on to fetch £12,000. A specialist in painting working horses, of which this was a fine example, Kemp-Welch also depicted horses in military service during the First World War and, most famously, provided illustrations for the 1915 edition of Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty.

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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