Highlights from our 14th November Sale

Lot 131 

'Chelsea Arts Ball' (1936) - Claude Flight and Edith Lawrence

 

Our recent Sunday sale included some very relevant lots for the upcoming winter months, including Lot 131 with a festive and cheerful scene! The linocut is from Claude and Edith's Christmas and other Feasts and Festivals. For some background history of interest, Claude Flight (1881 -1955) is a name rather close to home for us at Lots Road Auctions. He was trained at the local Heatherley's School of Fine Art and had a particular interest in lino-cutting. In the 1920s, his lino-cuts were bought by the Contemporary Art Society and the British Museum. He later formed an interior decorating business with the artist Edith Lawrence, experimenting with lino-cutting, textiles, picture panels and wall hangings. Both Claude and Edith were responsible for the First Exhibition of British Lino-Cuts at the Redfern in 1929 which ran until 1937. His colourful prints were recognised as unique pieces in a medium that wasn't as recognised.

 

We also sold some other festive wood engravings by Eric Gill which are shown below in our auction slide, among other highlights of our Sunday 14th of November sale!

 

 

 

 

Highlights from our 14th November Sale

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