Cornish Artist Paints a Picture
A small collection of oil paintings by Fred Yates, one of Cornwall’s best loved artists, are going under the Charterhouse hammer and are expected to sell for thousands of pounds in their auction of pictures, books and maps on Friday 28th July.
“The paintings have quite interesting provenance as the owner bought Fred Yates’s cottage in Fowey back in the early 1980’s. When the negotiations had finished, Fred gave her the rectangular painting of the figures in the park and at the same time she purchased the larger picture of the figures outside a church in Fowey.” Commented Richard Bromell. “However, when she moved in to the cottage, she found the five smaller paintings, including a self-portrait of Fred smoking a pipe.”
Fred Yates has often been described as a happy Lowry. His own distinctive painting style, often with thick paint squeezed straight from the tube in vibrant colours, ensured his artwork was and continues to be admired by collectors and museums.
The first painting being sold by Charterhouse in Sherborne is of a church in Fowey. Bought by the owner directly from Fred Yates, just like all the other pictures it has not been on the open market since she acquired it. Despite having paid just a few pounds for the picture, it is now expected to sell for £4,000-6,000 (plus 24% Buyers Premium inc VAT).
Next up is the smaller rectangular picture, which Fred gave to her as a present, of figures in a park, estimated at £500-800*.
Finally there are the 5 small pictures she found dotted about in the cottage, including the self-portrait, which are being sold as a lot estimated at £500-800 (plus 24% Buyers Premium inc VAT).
The owner, who lives near Taunton, is thinking of downsizing and took advantage of the home visit service offered by the Charterhouse team of specialist valuers.
Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their July specialist auctions which include pictures, books and maps on the 26th and classic, vintage and modern supercars at Sherborne Castle on the 16th.
For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact or Justine Jackson or Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at email@example.com