Modern Art at Auction

Two collections of modern art are going under the Charterhouse hammer in their two day Thursday 7th and Friday 8th January auction.

“Usually I am much more a fan of traditional art, but I cannot help but like some of the modern art we have in the January auction.” Commented Richard Bromell. “When I first started work in the 1980’s, Victorian watercolours were the height of fashion but today they have been overtaken in popularity by some of the more modern and gritty art produced.”

Although there are paintings in the auction from the 17th century onwards, Charterhouse are expecting high levels of interest and strong bidding on the modern art collections.

Most are modestly estimated for just a few hundred pounds. Some are mixed media, acrylic or painted in oil. In amongst the collections there is a painting by Gerry Dudgeon of a Desert Village, a study of a tree by Frederick Donald Blake, a view of Venice by Mario Dinon, a collage titled Morning Shift by William A Cooper, a view of a harbour by Ginette Rapp and an unsigned painting, almost certainly by a Northern artist but sadly unsigned, of a man with his head in his hands all in the Charterhouse auction of pictures, prints, books, maps and Decorative Arts, Mid-Century Modern on Thursday 7th January, followed by, Beswick, antiques & interiors on Friday 8th January.


Charterhouse are now accepting entries for this and their other auctions in the New Year including silver, jewellery & watches on Thursday 4th and wine, port & whisky on Friday 5th February followed by classic and vintage cars & motorcycles on Wednesday 10th February.

With the current lockdown now ended, Charterhouse valuers are available again to home visits and valuations, whilst adhering to government guidelines.

To arrange a home visit contact Richard Bromell and the team at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation to



Ginette Rapp, a harbour £150-250

Gerry Dudgeon, a desert village £150-250

Frederick Donald Blake, a tree £100-150

Mario Dinon, Venice £200-300

William A Cooper, Morning Shift £100-200

Northern School, a man £100-200