No less than twenty-five paintings by renowned Welsh artist Jack Jones are to be offered for sale by Anthemion Auctions this August. The Fine Art and Antique auction on the 24th of the month is proud to offer a staggering array of his works, from much loved scenes of Welsh town and valley life, to more unusual cityscapes, international scenery and portraiture. With the smallest of the works offered just tiny oil paintings, valued at around £100, to large colour saturated landscapes, worth £5000 and above; there are works in this collection to appeal to all.
Jones, who was born in Swansea, has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity in the art world of recent times; previous individual pieces having been sold in Anthemion Auctions May sale for many thousands. His style is unique, and highly distinctive; conveying on occasion a beguiling innocence of perspective on the simple beauty of the Welsh landscape.
The paintings included in the auction depict a range of locations in Wales, including the Upper Swansea Valley, Llanstephen in Carmarthenshire, St Mary’s Church in Swansea, a street scene in the Hafod and coastal scenes of The Mumbles. Going beyond the more familiar surroundings, are Spanish landscapes, images within French towns and city skylines. The works encompass oil paintings on slate/ pebble, pencil sketches, and diverse head and shoulders portraits including Christ, a rugby player and a clown.
Amongst the other Welsh paintings offered in the auction are pieces by artist Nick Holly, who grew up in St Thomas, Swansea; his works inspired by the grittier aspects of the Welsh landscape, and his upbringing in what he calls “the doorstep of the industrial eastside”. A stunning painting by another Welsh artist Aneurin Jones entitled “The Horse Sales”, is expected to realise between £5000 and £8000 in the auction.
The artworks are joined by a spectacular collection of in excess of fifty pieces of Swansea and Nantgarw porcelain, with estimated individual values of between £100 and £3000, which is expected to draw in buyers and collectors from all over the country and further afield.
The sale includes Welsh documents of interest to the historical collector including a map of the principality of Wales dated 1804, assorted Welsh mining memorabilia and postcards from across the country. For Welsh sports fans, the sale includes Groggs of rugby legends J.P.R Williams and Terry Holmes and a Glamorgan County Football Club cap dated 1936-37, estimated to realise between £200 and £300.
The auction also offers three superb furniture lots by Robert “Mouseman” Thompson of Kilburn, whose handcrafted pieces with beautiful trademark mice carved into each, are highly sought after. The dresser and light oak table and dining chairs offered in the auction are expected to realise somewhere between £8000 and £12,000.
The Fine Art and Welsh Art auction also offers gold and diamond jewellery, silverwares, sovereigns, continental and oriental porcelain, clocks, weaponry, collectables and works of art.
The sale is available to view online at www.anthemionauctions.com, or for any queries please contact the auction house on 02920 472444 or firstname.lastname@example.org