Once again a wonderful piece of Murch history is about to go under the hammer.
A rare collection of artworks by Mrs Arthur Murch - wife of black and white illustrator Arthur, who exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery frequently, is included in a lot being offered by Tennants Auctions of Yorkshire. The descriptions reads:
Attributed to John O' Connor (1830-1889) ''Verona, from the Gallery over the Piazza Dante Signed, dated (18)81 and inscribed, pen and ink, unframed, together with a collection of other pen and ink or monochromatic sketches and drawings including works by Mrs Arthur Murch ''At Capri's Morning - Looking south. Olives on the hillside with sunlit sea beyond'' & ''At Capri Evening- Trees overhanging the sea. The Island of Ishia in the distance'', a further black and white drawing by J.R. Spence depicting '' a musician'', a drawing of a lady holding a basket of flowers by David Carr and inscribed ''Royal Academy'', two further small scale monochrome drawings, possibly by Arthur Hughes, an architectural study of a portrait roundel surrounded by cherubs, and three further figurative sketches (all unframed), 25.5cm by 19cm and various other sizes, (a collection) Mrs Arthur Murch was the wife of the black and white illustrator Arthur Murch and was a frequent exhibitor at the Grosvenor Gallery.
The sale takes place this Saturday 14th October. You can watch it live on thesaleroom.com or if in the area attend at:
The Auction Centre
Estimate is £200-400 and I hope that someone will keep the Murch pictures in the family.
Good luck bidding and please let us know if you are bidding.