Art and Books

 

Lot 7.1: A 12-month subscription to The Field

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Opening bid:
£45
Increment:£1
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by The Field:

A 12-month subscription to The Field.

Lot 7.2: An animal head portrait in oil by artist Flora Blackett

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Opening bid:
£600
Increment:£25
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Flora Blackett:

Website: www.florablackett.com

An oil portrait of an animal of your choosing by aclaimed artist Flora Blackett.

"Born in 1978 in South west Scotland, Flora Blackett trained for 4 years at the prestigious Charles H Cecil studio in Florence, Italy.

As well as portraits, she is a renowned wildlife artist. Dividing her time between her studios in London and her native Dumfriessire she works on both commissions and her own inspired paintings and drawings. With trips throughout the UK, Europe, America and Africa, Flora continuously searches for exciting new subjects. She captures at first hand, the animals in their surroundings and strives to depict both the immediacy and serenity in every scene.
Flora has had many highly acclaimed exhibitions thoughout the UK and America.

In 2014 Flora combined her love of art and interiors to launch Flora Blackett designs.

Her work now hangs in collections throughout the world and is now listed in the national archives."

50% of the Sale value will go to the Heather Trust. Please note that, due to her popularity, there is likely to be a waiting period before the commission will be completed.

Lot 7.3: The Great Shoots, Britain's finest shooting estates - past and present' by Brian P. Martin

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Opening bid:
£30
Increment:£1
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Quiller Publishing:

Now in its Third Edition, The Great Shoots continues to be unique in the history of sporting literature: the first and only book to ever embark on a comprehensive survey of the game-shooting scene, both as it was and as it stands today. In this new and revised edition the fascinating story is brought right up to date. Many of the shoots chosen are owned by the rich and famous, and Brian Martin here provides a rare insight into their social lives; providing fascinating comment on their own estates and on shooting generally.

Before detailing the history and present sport of each estate, region by region, the author sets the scene by outlining the history of game shooting in Britain: the changing attitude of society; how economics have played an increasingly important part; how the popular press has perpetuated an often inaccurate image, how technical developments have shaped both gun-making and game rearing; and much more. The inter-relationship between shooting and conservation, and the important contribution to the general welfare of our flora and fauna by the overwhelming majority of shoot proprietors, are given special attention.


This superb volume has become the established celebration of the gameshooting world today.

Lot 7.4: A book of British Hunts and Huntsmen published in 1908 in conjunction with The Sporting Life in 4 volumes

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Opening bid:
£400
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

British Hunts and Huntsmen published in 1908 in conjunction with The Sporting Life in 4 volumes.

Published by The Biographical Press. in conjunction with The Sporting Life 1st. 1908 - 1911.

Very good condition. Four volumes, large format (15" x 11"), three quarters red leather binding, red boards. Numerous b/w photos and full page sepia photos. Containing a short history of each Fox and Stag Hunt in the British Isles, together with biographical records of masters past and present, and some members of each hunt. Also an introductory chapter on mediaeval hunting and articles concerning the stag, the fox, the hound, the horse and all subjects allied thereto. The South-west of England;The South-East, East and Eastern Midlands of England; The North-East and Western Midlands of England, and Wales; England (North), Scotland and Ireland. List of Subscribers.

Leather edges rubbed with some small areas of loss. Red cloth boards a little marked and some uneven fading. Some pale foxing to some plate margins and slight creasing to some plate tissue guards. Text pages nice and clean.

To be collected by arrangement in Perthshire or Dumfries.

 
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