Modern British & Irish Art

Modern British & Irish Art

Date: 12th Dec, 2023 14:00
Sale number: 12 December 2023
Location: Barley Mow Centre
Catalogue: Download PDF catalogue
Lots: 149

The winter Modern British & Irish Art auction is one of the company’s strongest to date. It encompasses a wide variety of artworks, starting at the beginning of 20th century right through to modern contemporary.

The auction features a number of important private collections, one such collection offered, includes work by L.S. Lowry, Elisabeth Frink, Keith Vaughan, Duncan Grant, John Bellany and Reg Butler.

The undoubted highlight of the auction is an important and rare 1950s painting by the surrealist Eileen Agar. A Sea Change, was previously in the collection of Lord Sainsbury and was exhibited in her retrospective in 1971, among other notable shows.

Other highlights include unique works by Dame Paula Rego, Kyffin Williams, Eliot Hodgkin, Paul Feiler, John Piper and Henry Moore.

Viewing exclusively at the Barley Mow Centre W4 4PH

Fri 8 Dec 10am - 4pm
Sat 9 Dec 11am - 3pm
Sun 10 Dec 11am - 3pm
Mon 11 Dec 10am - 4pm
Tues 12 Dec 10am - 12pm (Auction begins at 2pm)

NEW REGISTRATIONS: If you wish to bid in this sale you will need to register at least 24 hours before the auction begins. You will not be able to bid if you register with less than 24 hours' notice.

Please send photo ID and proof of address to You may also be required to leave a deposit for higher value items: please contact for more information.

Bidding from home is quick and easy through the following methods: 

  • Online via our bidding platform Chiswick Live 
  • Telephone bidding
  • Absentee bidding 

We recommend that you view any items you intend to purchase as refunds will not be issued for buyer's remorse. Condition reports are available on request. This does not affect your statutory rights.