Modern Art at Auction

The Charterhouse auction of pictures includes a selection on modern and contemporary art as well as more traditional paintings on Thursday 8th April.

“The market for modern and contemporary art remains strong at auction.” Commented Richard Bromell. “With buyers bidding live on the internet at home combined with specialist couriers offering door to door delivery this has revolutionised the way collectors collect.”

Modern artists in the auction include Antoine Blanchard, Leon Morrocco and Allan Morgan.

The picture of a Parisian street scene in winter is painted by Antoine Blanchard. Marcel Masson painted under the pseudonym Antoine Blanchard. Born in 1910 he died in 1988 and is famous for his Paris views, with the Charterhouse painting estimated to sell for £1,500-2,500.

Also from the same deceased estate in Bournemouth is a 1993 painting by Leon Morrocco estimated at £1,000-1,500.

Born in Edinburgh in 1942 Leon studied at the Slade and Edinburgh College of Art. His distinctive painting style has found favour in notable public and private collections including The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, The Scottish Arts Council and the Leeds City Art Gallery.

However, for those on a more modest budget there are two acrylic paintings by Allan Morgan estimated at £200-400 each. Born in 1952 he studied at Swansea Art College before coming an illustrator and then a full time artist living on the border of Herefordshire and Powys.

Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their busy programme of auctions with pictures, maps, books and sporting items on Thursday 8th April, Asian art, antiques & interiors on Friday 9th April and their next specialist sales of classic & vintage cars and classic & vintage motorcycles.

Items for these auctions can be posted to Charterhouse at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or click and deliver by contacting them on 01935 812277. Alternatively email photographs of your lots for valuation on info@charterhouse-auction.com

Antoine Blanchard, oil painting of a Parisian street scene £1,500-2,500

Leon Morrocco, the seawall £1,000-1,500

Allan Morgan, the path £200-400