The weather was not promising on the day of our first auction of 2015. Cold, dark, rain turning to sleet and back to rain again. But that did not deter the many people who attended the auction bringing us good results on jewellery, clocks, and furniture but especially paintings.
Also garnering attention were two oil on board paintings by Adolphus Knell. William Adolphus Knell (1801-1875) was a successful maritime painter and both the National Museums of Scotland and the Greenwich Maritime Museum hold examples of his work. The items at auction sold for £720 and £640.
Finally, a signed oil on board portrait of a young woman by Susanna Renate Granitsch (1869-1946) exceeded its estimate by selling for £400.