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Pictures from across the centuries are included in the Charterhouse 5th, 6th & 7th July three day auction in Sherborne.

“There is plenty of choice from 18th century pictures through to modern abstract art.” Commented Richard Bromell. “However, for me, it is a charming watercolour drawing of the parade in Sherborne from 1881 which I would most like to take home.”

An oil painting, after Caravaggio of The Cardsharps, is one of the larger pictures in the auction measuring over 4ft wide. The original Cardsharps dates to circa 1594, and is in the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. The later copy going under the Charterhouse gavel is estimated at £8,000-10,000.

More modern, and with a more modest estimate, is a lithograph by Joe Tilson RA. Joe Tilson born in London 1928, is one of the leading figures associated with the British Pop Art movement. Titled Eye Mantra and estimated at £500-800, it is an etching and aquatint in colours with string and metal on wove paper.

Viewing for this three-day auction, which also includes decorative arts, mid-century modern, antiques and interiors, is at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne from Monday 3rd July with all lots and live internet bidding available on

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their August specialist auction of silver, jewellery and watches, and in September there are specialist auctions of automobilia followed by rock’n’pop, vinyl & film memorabilia

Richard Bromell and the Team at Charterhouse can be contact for valuations on 01935 812277 or

Watercolour of The Parade, Sherborne, in 1881 £100-150

Elizabeth for scale – after Caravaggio, The Cardsharps £8,000-10,000

Joe Tilson RA, Eye Mantra £500-800