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5th May 2020
Henry Bright Castle With Wherries And Cattle Watering At Dawn estimate 3500 5000

Leading regional auction house Keys Auctioneers and Valuers will hold its rescheduled East Anglian Art Sale on Tuesday 12th May, an online-only auction featuring 121 lots by a range of East Anglian artists including Campbell Archibald Mellon, John Arnesby Brown, Eloise Stannard, Colin Burns, and a selection of Norwich School artists including John Crome, John Sell Cotman and Henry Bright.

The auction is one of two East Anglian Art Sales held by the Norfolk firm each year, the most extensive auctions of works by artists from East Anglia.

Highlights of the May sale include:

  • A large (110cm x 60cm) oil on canvas by Norwich School artist Henry Bright (1810-1873) ‘Castle With Wherries And Cattle Watering At Dawn’, which has a pre-sale estimate of £3,500-£5,000
  • ‘Beach Scene’ by Campbell Archibald Mellon (1878-1955), oil on panel, estimate £2,000-£3,000
  • 'Barn at Thorpe, Near Haddiscoe, Norfolk', an oil on panel by Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown, estimate £2,500-£3,000

”Our East Anglian Art Sales attract bidders from all over the UK and beyond, and have become the most important sales of works by East Anglian artists,” said Keys fine art director Kevin Lines.

“The sale is an important part of our re-scheduled sale programme which got off to a flying start at the end of April with two very successful sales.  We have an efficient delivery service, and have put in place contactless collection procedures to enable us to operate safely, and we are now getting back up to speed after a month’s pause when the lockdown was first put in place.”

The sale will take place live on KeysLive bidding platform at bid.keysauctions.co.uk and on www.the-saleroom.com, on Tuesday 12th May from 10.30am.