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Duke’s to sell the Collection of the late Reg Humphris

The Collection of the late Reg Humphris, the brother of the renowned sculpture dealer Cyril Humphris, is to be sold at Duke’s of Dorchester on June 10th.

 

Reg’s personal collection is testament to his eye for quality and includes Isnic ceramics, English watercolours from the 18th century, and sculpture.

Reg enjoyed making discoveries, but as a serious collector he was equally content to buy watercolours from leading dealers. Indeed, his annual pilgrimage to Agnew’s Watercolour Exhibition Is documented on the old labels attached to the reverse of many of his acquisitions. There are two works by Samuel Hieronymous Grimm (1733-1794), one depicting Blackwell Church, Derbyshire, and the other a view of Beauchief Abbey. They are both in superb condition. Later watercolours include one of an Oriental beauty reclining on a couch by Edmund Dulac (1882-1953), which carries a conservative estimate of £500-£1,000.

The sculpture on offer includes a bronze bust of Lord Byron, which is likely to attract passionate bidding. Although Reg was well-known for his research and academic approach, he does not appear to have completed delving into the history of a fascinating bronze in the auction, which may prove to be something of a “sleeper”. 

“L’Ange Pleureur” is a bronze of a cherub leaning on a draped skull, which relates directly to part of a monument by Nicolas Blasset (1600-1659). The marble monument dedicated to Guilain Lucas can be found in the Cathedrale Notre-Dame d’Amiens completed circa 1636. The marble angel on the monument was damaged in 1793 when a Belgian officer struck it with his sabre and damaged the nose and foot.

The bronze measures 8.5” high and the facture and finish are entirely consistent with a 17th century date. This may indicate that it was cast prior to the execution of the monument, or it may have been derived from it. The bronze carries an estimate of £1,000-£2,000.


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Forthcoming Fine Art Sales

Silver and Jewellery, Furniture and Works of Art

9th June 2016

This sales is on 9th and 10th June 2016.
 

Thursday 9th June at 10.30am
Lots 1-599

Friday 10th June at 9.30am
Lots 900-1233

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Ceramics, Glass and Asian Art, Furniture and Works of Art

28th July 2016

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Forthcoming General Sales

Avenue Auction

7th June 2016

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The Vintage Clothing and Accessories Sale at The Avenue

14th June 2016

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Previous Fine Art Sales

Asian Art

20th May 2016

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Paintings and Drawings, Furniture and Works of Art

14th April 2016

Auction to include the collection of the late William Gronow Davis MFH

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Previous General Sales

Avenue Auction

17th May 2016

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Avenue Auction

26th April 2016

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Featured Lots

  • HELEN ALLINGHAM (1848-1926)

    HELEN ALLINGHAM (1848-1926) "In Gertrude Jekyll's Garden"

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  • ASCRIBED TO GIOVANNI BATTISTA SALVI DA SASSOFERRATO (1609-1685)

    ASCRIBED TO GIOVANNI BATTISTA SALVI DA SASSOFERRATO (1609-1685) "Madonna at Prayer"

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  • WILLIAM HENRY HAMILTON TROOD (1848-1899) Hound puppies at play while other animals look on

    WILLIAM HENRY HAMILTON TROOD (1848-1899) Hound puppies at play while other animals look on

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  • DAME ELISABETH FRINK (1930-1993)

    DAME ELISABETH FRINK (1930-1993) "Small Male Figure, 1986"

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  • A FLEMISH WALNUT FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, probably circa 1500,

    A FLEMISH WALNUT FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, probably circa 1500,

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  • A GOANESE MARQUETRY CABINET

    A GOANESE MARQUETRY CABINET

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