Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

Thomas Churchyard paintings returning to artist’s home county following £21k collection sale

Shingle Street Woodridge, by Thomas Churchyard. Picture: SUPPLIED BY DOMINIC WINTER AUCTIONEERS

Shingle Street Woodridge, by Thomas Churchyard. Picture: SUPPLIED BY DOMINIC WINTER AUCTIONEERS

Archant

At least a quarter of the paintings sold in an auction of 19th century Melton-born artist Thomas Churchyard’s work are making their way back to his home county.

Haugh Lane Woodbridge, by Thomas Churchyard. Picture: SUPPLIED BY DOMINIC WINTER AUCTIONEERSHaugh Lane Woodbridge, by Thomas Churchyard. Picture: SUPPLIED BY DOMINIC WINTER AUCTIONEERS

Before the sale, at Dominic Winter Auctioneers, near Cirencester, the collection’s 87-year-old owner, Eric Charlesworth, who trained to be a priest in Woodbridge and was rector of Kenton, hoped some of the work would be bought for public display by Suffolk bidders.

The sale of 15 watercolours and paintings of local scenes made a total of £21,280

Auctioneer Chris Albury said: “There was a lot of interest in these and prices were strong.

“We had telephone, internet, commission and room bidders. In the end there were six UK buyers four in Suffolk, one from London and one from Gloucestershire.

Thomas Churchyard. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARYThomas Churchyard. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

“All but one of the pictures were quite small works and the prices achieved very high in comparison to similar works sold in recent years.”

A man wanted in connection with one of Suffolk’s longest-running unsolved murder cases is no longer being sought, detectives have said.

To include this article under the banner Ipswich Icons is a misnomer. We usually feature buildings and other characteristics of the built environment that stand proud and prominent in the town, writes John Norman.

Your entertainment for the rest of the year is sorted with our 2017 guide. From events for families to adults only, we have it covered with shows at The Regent, Corn Exchange, Dance East and Wolsey Theatre.

The research has revealed the county is in the top 10 – with key indicators showing it’s a great place for pensioners to live.

A teenager is in intensive care with stab wounds after reports of a stabbing in Landseer Road, Ipswich, last night.

From vicious Vikings and sumptuous treats to funfair rides and top bands – Ipswich Waterfront was buzzing with activity for the return of the Maritime Festival.

Police were called to Vernon Street in Ipswich this afternoon after a car collided with a lamppost.

Two drivers have been taken to hospital following a collision north of Ipswich.

A mystery pool of blood found on a porch of a home in Chattisham following a knock on the door in the early hours of Saturday morning has emerged as an injured cyclist needing help.

Plenty of activities and attractions are on at the Waterfront again today as the Ipswich Maritime Festival has returned across the weekend.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24