Pissarro painting leads Wiltshire sale

Wiltshire auction house Woolley & Wallis has announced “vigorous online and telephone interest” for its recent Modern British & 20th Century Art Sale.

Lucien Pissarro landscape of Hastings

The top lot of the sale was a country landscape painting of the countryside around Hastings by Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944). The painting sold for £42,500 following a bidding battle online and on the telephone.

Elsewhere in the sale a rare set of portrait studies by British portraitist Frank O. Salisbury CVO of notable figures, including President Rosevelt, King Peter of Serbia, Benito Mussolini, and HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, drew international interest and sold for an impressive £8,500. 

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