Sixteenth-century Lindisfarne Castle paintings set to fetch up to £ 17,500 at auction


Dreweatts offers three important paintings by Lord Frederik Leighton.

The three paintings (lots 242-244) come from the private collection of Samuel Pepys Cockerell, whose family offers the works alongside others, In Dreweatts Old Master, British and European art auction in Newbury, Berkshire, on 27 may.

Cockerell (1844-1921) was a sculptor, painter and writer.

Rowboats on the banks of Lindisfarne Castle by Frederick, Lord Leighton. Estimate of £ 4000 to £ 6000.

One of the most influential figures in his life and career was his close friend, and later President of the Royal Academy, Frederick, Lord Leighton (1830-1896).

Known for his large classic images such as Flaming June, Leighton also produced enigmatic outdoor landscapes and the collection includes three views of 16th century Lindisfarne Castle, on Holy Island, which Leighton gave Cockerell while staying with him. near.

They are estimated to make between £ 2,500 and £ 8,000.

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Lindisfarne Castle with Horse and Rider in the foreground by Frederic, Lord Leighton. Estimate of £ 2,500 to £ 3,500.

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