James Humbert Craig painting to make $18,500?

An important oil on canvas by 20th century Irish artist James Humbert Craig is to cross the block at UK auctioneer Charterhouse come July.

James Humbert Craig
The 20th century James Humbert Craig landscape

Discovered "covered with several decades of cobwebs" in what auctioneer Richard Bromell describes as a "time warp property" deep in the Dorset countryside, the painting has been given a £12,000 ($18,374) top estimate.

James Humbert Craig's The Potato Harvest made €36,000 ($47,081) at Whyte's in February 2007, while his Bathers brought €25,000 ($32,697) to the same sale.

Dorset country house auction
The contents of the “time warp property” in Dorset, 99% of which are to cross the auction block in July

Traditional 18th and 19th century paintings and antique furniture will also sell from the property on July 4-5.

99% of the house's contents are to cross the block, following the previous owner's passing.

Bromell comments: "The market is always highly interested in fresh-to-the-market goods and with some of these items having never appeared on the open market before we are looking forward to some country house bidding fever in our Sherborne salerooms."

Here at Paul Fraser Collectibles we also have a range of beautiful antiques in stock.

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