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Lilian Bland; A world leader in aviation.

 

 

Where do we even begin to explain the extraordinary life of Lilian Bland? She is one of the most remarkable women we have ever had the pleasure of investigating. As we dug deeper into our research, we discovered more stories that showed her eccentric character, ambitious nature, her adventures and inventions. We couldn't help but smile in amazement and admiration the more we uncovered her achievements.

 

 

 
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The interesting life of Garlick Barnes

 

 

Garlick Barnes became a painter later in life after raising her four children, two of whom were the twin duo of William and John Barnes, otherwise known as 'The Barnes Brothers'; both keen British filmakers and film critics. They were a creative family with an interesting history. 

 

 

 

Bó Yún 薄云

 

 

Bó Yún and his involvement in the famous 1979 Stars Movement contributed to creating a new wave of contemporary Chinese avant-garde artists, allowing art to become a political statement for social change.

 

 

Furniture trends of 2021

 

 

How antique, oak furniture and 18th century design have become important interior trends of 2021 and what we have coming up in our Oak and Country Sale. 

 

 

Photographs by Edward Harland Duckworth

 

Intresting photographs of 1940s and 50s Nigeria taken by Edward Harland Duckworth, a high ranking education inspector in the decades before Nigierias independence from Britain. 

 

  

Highlights from the May Cornish Art and Fine Art Sale

  

Our last Cornish Art and Fine Art Sale saw some incredible prices from Cornish and Modern British artists. 

 

A pig in time saves a rhyme

 

Lot 144 in our Cornish Art and Fine Art Sale is a fantastic hardback guest book owned by artists Houghton Birch and her husband Sammual John 'Lamorna' Birch.

 

 

The inspiration behind the beautiful work of Lizzie Black

 

 Mousehole artist, Lizzie Black, is a wonderful still life and landscape painter. We were lucky enough to discuss with her the inspiration behind her work and future plans and projects she will be adventuring on after lockdown. 

 

 

 

Cubism; From the mysterious to the greats

 

Coming up in our next Cornish Art and Fine Art Sale we have a mysterious lot influenced by the Cubist movement in the early 1900s and ceramic work by the legendary Pablo Picasso himself.