Auction Catalogue - Miscellaneous
Two Brown Trout by Sam MacDonald. A relief panel depicting two brown trout in brass, resin and gold leaf. This artwork perfectly captures the beauty of a wild trout. Sam’s work is increasingly collectable. 50cm x 20cm, ready to hang. New, original artwork, signed.
Your best trout, faithfully re-created in exquisite watercolour by Graham Stevenson, who has been painting life-size watercolours of fish for 25 years. Capture the memory of that special fish in a unique painting in either semi-scientific silhouette style or with a background, based on a photograph. One watercolour painting of a trout up to 70cm in length.
Four rolls of Compton Verney wallpaper (each roll is 52cm wide x 10m). Compton Verney by Mark Hearld is a two-colour wallpaper, designed by Mark for the walls of Compton Verney’s redisplayed British Folk Art Collection. Printed in the UK using water-based inks and paper from sustainable forests.
One unframed screen print of The Fishing Lodge by Emily Sutton. Signed and editioned (75), this 500 x 670mm print depicts a cosy lodge with mounted taxidermy and a lurcher warming itself by the roaring fire.
One unframed linocut print of Angie Lewin’s Five Fish. Angie depicts the natural environment and its native flora in wood engraving, linocut, silkscreen, lithograph and collage. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, the Royal Watercolour Society, the Society of Wood Engravers and the Art Workers’ Guild.
A hands-on day in East Sussex for one during which all stages of brewing beer from grain will be demonstrated: mashing, boiling, fermenting, bottling and drinking! Andrew brewed his first batch of home-brew beer over 40 years ago. Work took him away from both brewing and fishing but since retirement he has returned to both. Feedback from the 2018 winners: “What a splendid day! Andrew was informative and entertaining, and tasting some of an earlier brew was a pleasure – really delicious weissbier! Andrew then kept us posted on the progress of ‘our’ brew, over subsequent weeks, with pictures and a video. He’s invited us to come and taste it when it’s ready; we can’t wait. Thank you, Andrew, for a wonderful day. We’re so glad we won you in the WTT auction!” 2020 date by agreement.
One day for 2 or 3 people (can be a parent and child) to watch wildlife from a ‘high seat’ at Rectory Farm near Water Stratford in Buckinghamshire. Fixed up in a tree and accessed by a ladder, the high seat puts you in the perfect position to see badgers, muntjac deer, hare, owls and foxes especially at dusk. There are many seats to choose from (one double seat, the others are singles) scattered around the farm which is an exemplar of enlightened farm management, balancing commercial, conservation and education objectives. There is a Caravan Club CL site if you wish to stay on the farm. Summer 2020.
A limited edition print of a trout underwater by award-winning wildlife artist, Dave VandenBos. The print is called Haddocks Pool and is no. 3 of an edition of 100. It comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Mayfly Time, Brown Trout by David Miller, the highly respected wildlife artist. A signed, limited edition giclée print, no. 13 of 100, 9in x 14in plus mount. His trout prints reflect deep understanding of their underwater habits, gained by diving in rivers as well as by fishing.
A gilded wooden fish, carved by hand from salvaged American elm. Gilded with gold leaf and mounted on natural stone with a brass rod. Fish size: 12cm long, 4cm high, 3cm wide. Total size with base: 14cm tall, 19cm long, 12cm deep.