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Greetings card signed by Alfred

Munnings, the front depicting a hunt

scene with the handwritten inside

message reading: 'To you all at Valley

Farm with the very best of good wishes

for Christmas and the New Year'. The

card itself is very worn with considerable

staining but the writing inside is entirely




Munnings was born in Mendham,

Suffolk, in 1878. At fourteen he became

apprenticed at a Norwich printers

where he worked for the next six years,

designed advertising posters whilst

attending Norwich Art School in his

spare time. When his apprenticeship

ended he dedicated himself to painting

full-time and in 1899 had two pictures

shown in the Royal Academy Summer

Exhibition. Associated with the Newlyn

School, Munnings frequently painted

rural scenes and, encouraged by his wife

to accept commisions from society

figures, he became best known for

equine painting, often depicting horses

hunting or racing. Assessed as unfit to

join the army in 1917, Munnings took a

civilian position near Reading where he

processed thousands of Canadian horses

en route to France, he was later assigned

to a horse remount depot on the

Western Front, where his talents were

employed as war artist to the Canadian

Cavalry Brigade. After the war ended

the Royal Academy held a Canadian

War Records Exhibition which included

forty-five of Munning's canvases. In

1944 the artist was elected President of

the Royal Academy of Art and was

awarded a knighthood, he died at Castle

House in Dedham, Essex, in July 1959

which is now a Munnings museum.

£80 - £100


Framed and glazed watercolour of a

kingfisher by a river, signed indistinctly

l.r., visible picture size H:21cm x


£10 - £20


Giles, framed and mounted pen and ink

drawing depicting State Carriage,

signed, together with a copy of the

published illustration from the Daily

Mail, May 14th 1963, caption reads

'There's a nasty story that a bit of a

punch-up is going on between the

officers and grooms of the Royal Mews.

Hey ho - off we go with the State

Carriage to pick up today's royal

visitors'. Visible picture size H.27cm x

W.28cm. Plus Framed oil painting of a

river scene with trees, indistinctly signed

l.r. (Bruce?). H.40cm x W.52


£800 - £850


F. Milner, framed oil painting of coastal

scene, signed, l.r., visible picture size

H.23.5cm x W.33.5cm.

£30 - £50


Aboriginal painting on leather, possibly

1920's (?), with rings to two sides, 104cm

x 152cm approx.

£700 - £1000