Modern British Day Auction
Live Auction: 30 June 2022 • 10:00 AM BST • London

Modern British Day Auction 30 June 2022 • 10:00 AM BST • London

F ollowing our unique Jubilee Auction celebrating the best of British Art on 29 June, our Modern British Day auction continues with an exceptional array of British artworks spanning the 20th century. Many of Britain’s best loved and revered artists are represented, from Walter Sickert, L. S. Lowry, Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick to Bridget Riley and Emily Young.

Auction Highlights

Gallery Tour, Sunday 26 June, 1:00 PM

Join Frances Spalding, author of The Real and the Romantic, English Art between the Two World Wars for a gallery tour showcasing highlights from the British sales.
Free, drop-in

Celebrating Cedric Morris - Property from The Wakefield Collection

Cedric Morris was a modern-day Renaissance man, equally renowned as an inspirational teacher, pioneering botanist, talented painter and convivial host. Alongside his partner Lett Haines, he created at their Suffolk home, Benton End, an unorthodox and bohemian artistic hub. Morris is rightly considered one of Britain’s greatest ever painter of flowers and plants and at Benton End created a garden of unsurpassed skill and vision. This group of remarkable works have been in the Wakefield family collection for nearly 70 years, the embodiment of a family friendship across generations between the Wakefield family and Cedric and Lett. Lady Wakefield’s mother, the artist Rose Marrable, studied at the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing and Sir Peter and Lady Wakefield were life-long friends with the couple and passionate supporters of Cedric’s work.

Modern British Sculpture

Our sale includes major examples offering an impressive survey of 20th century British sculpture. From Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth; the post-War generation including Lynn Chadwick, Elisabeth Frink and William Turnbull; Anthony Caro's revolutioray assemblages to Emily Young's monumental heads, Britain's sculptors have defined and shaped their discipline, and are rightly celebrated on the international stage.

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