Country house paintings stock Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auction July 8

Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878-1959) ‘Going to The Meet, Captain. F.G. Chamberlin and his sister on Household Heath, Norwich,’ oil on canvas, signed and dated A.J. Munnings 1907 lower left, 127 x 167 cm. (50 x 65 1/2 in). Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions image

Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878-1959) ‘Going to The Meet, Captain. F.G. Chamberlin and his sister on Household Heath, Norwich,’ oil on canvas, signed and dated A.J. Munnings 1907 lower left, 127 x 167 cm. (50 x 65 1/2 in). Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions image

NEWBURY, UK – Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions expects to build and uphold the reputation of their picturesque Donnington Priory saleroom as a destination for exceptional, privately sourced paintings in presenting a Fine Pictures Sale on Wednesday, July 8. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

The auction includes a Sir Alfred James Munnings estimated at £600,000-£800,000 alongside a study attributed to Jacob Jordaens and works by Carlo Bonavia, John Frederick Herring the Elder, Augustus Edwin John, Jean Discart and Félix Ziem.

Leading the sale is Munnings’ Going to The Meet, Captain F.G. Chamerlin and his sister on Household Heath, Norwich (above), 1907, one of the largest and most ambitious commissioned paintings that the artist undertook. Munnings’ reputation as a painter of hunting scenes had already begun to be established when he executed this work in 1905 and following its exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1907, confirmed his status as one of England’s finest painters of horses.

From a private Scottish collection is a head study, or tronie, attributed to Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678), Study of an Old Woman’s Head (estimate £10,000-£15,000). Later in the sale is a Portrait of a Lady by Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961).

The head study of an old woman is attributed to Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678). ‘Portrait of a Lady,’ is by Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961). Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions images

The head study of an old woman is attributed to Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678). ‘Portrait of a Lady,’ is by Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961). Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions images

The sale will also include an estuary scene by Carlo Bonavia (1740-1759), View from Miseno, looking across the Mare Morto (est. £20,000-£30,000).

Trained in the Neapolitan landscape tradition, Carlo Bonavia developed a characteristic rococo palette of soft hues, which he employed alongside capricci (whimsical or fantastical scenes) to achieve his distinctive atmospheric landscapes. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions image

Trained in the Neapolitan landscape tradition, Carlo Bonavia developed a characteristic rococo palette of soft hues, which he employed alongside capricci (whimsical or fantastical scenes) to achieve his distinctive atmospheric landscapes. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions image

Elsewhere in the sale are six watercolors by Julius Middelton Boyd (1837-1919), an English East India Company officer who was stationed in Western India during the mid-19th century. He worked up the watercolors from on the spot sketches of landscapes and monuments. Each is estimated at £4,000-£6,000.

Also offered are Jean Discart’s, Loading the Gun, which is estimated at £4,000-£6,000, and a study for Fall of the Rebel Angels attributed to Francesco Solimena (1657-1747), estimate at £3,000-£5,000.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.