Three valuable Kyffin Williams oils up for auction

Thursday 21 April 2011, 16:01

Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

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Three oil paintings by the late Welsh artist Sir Kyffin Williams are to be auctioned later this month, with each estimated to fetch in the region of £30,000.

The Welsh Sale auction, which will be held by Colwyn Bay auctioneers Rogers Jones & Co on 30 April, will feature many works by prominent Welsh artists including Will Roberts, David Griffiths, William Selwyn, John Elwyn, Ceri Richards, Iwan Bala and Mary Lloyd Jones among others.

One of the oil paintings by Sir Kyffin to be auctioned is a depiction of cottages at Cesarea in Caernarfonshire, with an estimate value of £28,000-35,000.

The painting has up until recently been in Devon, where it was displayed for 30 years by its previous owner Thomas Charles Hudson CBE at his farm in Mortonhampstead, Dartmoor. The painting was originally purchased from the Thackeray Gallery in London - where Sir Kyffin exhibited his work regularly from 1968.

Sir Kyffin Williams' oil on canvas - Cottages, Cesarea. Photo courtesy of Rogers Jones & Co

Sir Kyffin Williams' oil on canvas - Cottages, Cesarea. Photo courtesy of Rogers Jones & Co

The two other valuable oils on canvas that are due to go under the hammer are a Snowdonia landscape with cottage, outbuilding and bridge, titled Autumn Waunfawr, estimated at £27,000-35,000, and another showing a Snowdonia cottage - titled Cottage, Drwy-y-Coes - painted by Sir Kyffin in the 1970s, which is estimated at £30,000-40,000.

Sir Kyffin Williams' oil on canvas - Autumn, Waunfawr. Photo courtesy of Rogers Jones & Co

Sir Kyffin Williams' oil on canvas - Autumn, Waunfawr. Photo courtesy of Rogers Jones & Co

Sir Kyffin Williams' oil on canvas - Cottage, Drws-y-Coed. Photo courtesy of Rogers Jones & Co

Sir Kyffin Williams' oil on canvas - Cottage, Drws-y-Coed. Photo courtesy of Rogers Jones & Co

Find out more about Sir Kyffin Williams and other Welsh artists on the BBC Wales Arts website.

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