Next Saturday (12th March) sees our first ‘live’ art auction for 2022 here in Whanganui at Heritage House. There will be a maximum 150 entries and the auction should take no more than 2½ hours. Starting at 2pm this means that anyone living within 3-4 hours’ drive of Whanganui will be able to make a day trip, have time for viewing, attend the auction and return home late afternoon.
We have a wide assortment of paintings, watercolours, drawings, photographs and prints valued from $150 to $50,000. One of the star items is a very large and truly magnificent oil on canvas of the Alhambra in Spain by Charles Nathaniel Worsley, painted in 1886 and purchased by Sir Heaton Rhodes (1861-1956). For many years it was the centrepiece of the billiard room in his country homestead Otahuna, outside of Christchurch.
We will also be offering fine original works by other colonial artists such as W.G. Baker, H.W. Kirkwood, C.D. Barraud, Charles Blomfield as well as oils and watercolours by later artists such as Frances Hodgkins, Maude Sherwood, Francis McCracken, Peter Siddell and many others.
A full list of artists will be available next week and the catalogue will be published online no later than mid-week. In addition to attending and bidding in person you can also bid online, by phone or leave an absentee bid.
March 16 sees the start of our next 10 day online ‘timed’ auction. This will offer a very wide range of original works and quality prints from as little as $25 all the way up to many $$$ thousands.
VIEWING for the live sale on Saturday 12th March will run from 11am-5pm Friday, 11th March and again on Saturday from 10am-1pm when works will be taken down prior to the sale at 2pm.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the sale at a small charge with proceeds going to the Whanganui Diabetes Association.
See: Heritage Art House
Heritage Art Auctions
136 St Hill Street