Rare Snaffles collection up for sale

  • A collection of works by the hunting artist Snaffles is to be auctioned later this week

    Somerset-based auctioneers, Greenslade Taylor Hunt, are hosting a sale of more than 70 worksby hunting artist, Snaffles, on Friday (28 September).

    The collection by the artist, also known as Charlie Johnson Payne, ranges from Christmas cards, which the auctioneers say are expected to reach between £20-£30, to original watercolours which could go for between £4,000-£5,000.

    The auction of the artist, who died in 1967, is believed to be the largest collection of his works ever to go up for sale in one go. The vast majority of the items belonged to the late Captain Edward Cazenove who died last year.

    Nigel Muers-Raby, sporting specialist from the auctioneers, said: “Snaffles is probably the most famous sporting artist of the early 20th century. He is generally recognised by people who hunt as the artist most capable of portraying hunting and what it means – he had a remarkable ability to capture the feel of hunting.”

    Viewing for the sale in Taunton, Somerset starts on Tuesday, 25 September.

    For more information, contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt (01823 332525) or visit www.auction-net.co.uk

    Equestrian memorabilia under the hammer

    Equestrian sports memorabilia will be auctioned at the saleroom of Thos. Mawer & Son in Lincoln on 26 September.

    The items, which include driving whips, riding habits, hats and rosettes from the 1950s and 60s, are from the contents of the house of equestrian enthusiast, Rosalys Ransom, who died recently.

    For more details (tel: 01522 524984).

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