Artists’ collection in sale

Brian Pennell glass vaseItems from ‘The Studio Sale’ of artists Ronald and Betty Pennell, and their collection of 20th century European paintings and sculpture spanning 50 years will be part of Chorley’s two-day sale of Modern and Contemporary Art and Design in Cheltenham.

The collection includes artists from Europe and the USA, notably those associated with Elizabeth Organ’s iconic Kilvert Gallery in Clyro near Hay on Wye.

Ronald Pennell has an international reputation in the art world for his work in bronze and notably his richly engraved narratives on hand-blown glass vessel forms.

Tutored by John Nash and Edward Bawden at the Royal College of Art, Betty Pennell continues the British Romantic landscape tradition with distinctive, personalised imagery from the English/Welsh borderlands: magical juxtapositions of yew trees, pathways, hedges and enigmatic figures in oil, watercolour and wood engraving.

The collection consists of just under 70 works with estimates ranging from as little as £30 up to £1,500, offering something for all budgets.


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