Artist Paints a Pretty Picture

April Timed auction available here until wed 24th 9am

The studio archive of pictures by late Victorian and Edwardian artist George Hodgson are included in the Charterhouse two day auction on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April.

“It is a fascinating look into the development as George being an artist.” Commented Richard Bromell. “There are technical still life drawings through to designs for book illustrations and he also give a glimpse of how life was lived at the turn of the 20th century, albeit viewed through romanticised spectacles!”

Being sold by a distant family there are over 50 pastel, charcoal and watercolour drawings. This archive of George Hodgson pictures, which come from a deceased estate in Dorchester, have never been on the open market before and were stored away in a an old trunk which has resulted in them retaining their bright and fresh original colours. Born the son of a Nottingham braid manufacturer in 1847 he was closely involved with the Nottingham Society of Artists until shortly before his death in 1921. Living at Ruddington, near Nottingham, he exhibited at numerous institutions including The Royal Academy and is perhaps best known for his drawings of coastal scenes and places of interest around the country.

Modestly estimated from £50 to £300 they are entered into the Charterhouse auction on 17th and 18th April where they will be hotly contested by collectors, dealers and interior decorators.

Viewing for this two day auction at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne is on Tuesday 16th 10am-5pm and Thursday 17th 9am-5pm. Alternatively, you can see all the lots on www.charterhouse-auction where live internet bidding is also available for those who cannot attend the viewing or auction.

Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their May two day auction which includes specialist sales of silver, jewellery, watches, wine, whisky and Beswick followed in June by classic and vintage motorcycles.

For advice, valuations and further information regarding these auctions contact Richard Bromell and the team of experts at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or email


From the studio of George Hodgson (1847-1921)

Still life studies in pastel and charcoal

At Mevagissy, Cornwall, watercolour (one of a pair) £100-200

A Lesson in Crochet, watercolour £100-200