Durrants Auctioneers recent Antiques and Fine Art Sale saw fierce bidding for the ‘Sally Kibble Collection’ of pictures by Thomas Churchyard.
60 lots were offered in total – predominantly watercolours of Suffolk scenes including Woodbridge, Lowestoft, Aldeburgh, and Southwold.
The auction house said the sale remained competitive throughout as a private collection like the one offered is rare to find and come to market. The star lot of the day was a watercolour of ‘Gun Hill, Southwold’, (left) which sold for £6,500 (before premium), and is believed to be a world record price for a watercolour by this much loved East Anglian Artist.
Other highlights from the sale included ‘The path from Gun Hill to the Beach at Southwold’ (which sold for £3,100 before premium); ‘Saint Mary’s Church (£1,250 before premium); and ‘South Green, Southwold’ (£1,000 before premium).
Durrants’ next sale of Fine Art and Antiques will be held on Friday 26th June.