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Lot 347

Frank O. Salisbury, British 1874-1962 - Ten portraits: Mrs S. L. Buxton, 1944; Harold Guylee...

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Lot 347

Frank O. Salisbury, 
British 1874-1962 - 
Ten portraits: 
Mrs S. L. Buxton, 1944; 
Harold Guylee...

Price Realised: £525

Estimate: £400 - £600

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 347


Frank O. Salisbury, 
British 1874-1962 - 

Ten portraits: 
Mrs S. L. Buxton, 1944; 
Harold Guylee Chester, Deputy chairman, Lloyds Bank. Presented to the sitter by Lloyds bank to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of his entry to the company. Benefactor of Methodism Vice -president designate of Methodist conference, two, with accompanying print of the finished oil, 1953; 
Henry John Bostock (1870-1956) Managing director of shoe factory in Stafford, 1949;
Sir Thomas Pearson Frank, "The man who saved London from drowning";
Francis Dent, "It’s a bargain" Art dealer. Painted in exchange for return of Reflections to F.O. Salisbury, 1950;
John W. Crawford, Board chairman of the County Savings Institute. Chairman of the Queens County Savings Bank, with a Portrait of a gentleman with a cane on the reverse, 1938;
Mrs Robert G & Patricia Elbert, 1934;
Mrs John S. W.Crawford, Elizabeth McAllister, New York, 1939/9;

chalk and pastel on paper, 62.5 x 48 cm and smaller (unframed) (10) (ARR) 

The Walpole Society, donated by Philip Mould & Company on behalf of a private collector 

Frank O. Salisbury was one of the leading society portrait painters of his day. The son of a plumber and glazier, he was drawn to art at an early age and throughout his career painted many important figures in the cultural and political sphere, including Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Winston Churchill. His portraits of Dame Maud McCarthy and Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII) are currently on display as part of the inaugural display at the newly reopened National Portrait Gallery in London. Salisbury also painted large-scale ceremonial, historical and religious scenes, many of which are now in public collections. 

Salisbury painted in a classical but lively style, bringing his sitters to life while remaining vehemently opposed to modern methods. The works for sale with Roseberys include portraits of glamourous society figures, politicians, eminent businesspeople, and members of the aristocracy. Interesting examples include portraits of Will Keith Kellogg, founder of the eponymous cereal company, Her Highness the Ameera of Bhahwalpur and Mrs Dunlap Hopkins, President of the Women’s School of Design in New York. There is also a highly moving study of a Nurse in Wartime uniform. Alongside these portraits, there is also a collection of large-scale studies for religious scenes. 

These works have remained unseen for several decades and were recently donated to The Walpole Society by Philip Mould & Company on behalf of a private collector. 


Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over £1,000 as follows:
0 to £50,000 - 4%
£50,000.01 to £200,000 - 3%
£200,000.01 to £350,000 - 1%
£350,000.01 to £500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding £500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at £12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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