Paintings by Vincent Haddesley Catalogued and Ready for Sale

20th August 2014

A collection of original art works by the late-Lincolnshire artist Vincent Haddelsey will be featured in the next sale at The Lincoln Auction Rooms.

The four original paintings include an oil on canvas of the Village of Old Bollingbroke, dated 1970, and there are 11 other artist signed prints. These will be featured in the 150th Anniversary Auction at The Lincoln Auction Rooms of Golding Young on Thursday, September 4th at 10am.

Auctioneer William Gregory said: "Vincent Haddelsey is one of Lincolnshire's important 20th century artists. He travelled the world in pursuit of his subject matter but never broke ties to Lincolnshire and many of his best works focus on scenes of horses at work and play in the county.

"Whilst prints by Haddelsey often appear in the auction rooms, it is rare to have four original works in the same sale and we are sure the paintings will attract a lot of interest from collectors worldwide."

The original paintings are 'Polo Match' which has an estimate of between £1,200 and £1,800, 'Village of Old Bolingbroke' and 'Bougemont House, West Virginia' which are expected to fetch between £800 and £1,200 and 'The Hunt' which has an estimate of £1,000 to £1,500.

Lot 3704 - The Hunt By Vincent Haddelsey

Lot 3702 - Village Of Old Bollingbroke By Vincent Haddelsey

Lot 3704 - The Hunt By Vincent Haddelsey

Among the prints are subject matters such as Mexican Riders, Canadian Rodeo, French Hunt, The Hunt over the Fields, Ampleforth 1985 and Tattershall Castle.

Born in Grimsby in 1934, Vincent Haddelsey lived at Canwick, near Lincoln, as a child, and enjoyed riding with the Blankney Hunt and being on foot with the Cranwell Beagles. During his early career, his work was sold at a gallery on Lincoln's Steep Hill and some of his paintings featured Lincolnshire scenes, including 'The Blankney at Canwick Hall', 'King's Troops rehearsing before the Lincolnshire Show' and 'Polo Match at Belvoir Castle'.

Vincent was a self-taught artist who acquired a love of horses at a young age and travelled the world in pursuit of his subject matter. He studied horses and landscapes in Mongolia, China, India and Chile, participated in the rodeo in Mexico, rode with hounds in Europe and show jumped in England and Canada, all the time painting the scenes he saw.

Preferring to be known as an 'equestrian painter' rather than an artist, he exhibited widely, wrote and collaborated on books about his work, and has paintings included in the Royal collection among others. He died in Paris in August 2010.



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