'Inspiration ran high and flew backwards and forwards from one to the other…' so Winifred Nicholson wrote of painting expeditions with her husband Ben Nicholson, and their young friend Christopher Wood. Artists have always been inspired by fellow artists, whether in the form of their immediate contemporaries, or those that were painting years before them, and nowhere is this more evident than in the field of modern British art. The bonds that formed between artists, photographers, printmakers, designers and ceramicists is the driving force behind our September Made In Britain auction – showcasing the very best of British art and design created over the course of the past century.