Affordable art: Modern British and Romantic Dutch landscapes feature in our pick of five paintings for under £2000

Works from a depiction of the Essex countryside by a Modern British art to a vintage Dutch winter landscape feature in our latest pick of affordable art on offer or sold recently on this website.

‘Essex Farm’ by Rowland Suddaby

‘Essex Farm’ by Rowland Suddaby – estimated at £200-300 at Chorley’s.

1. Suddaby’s Essex Farm

Rowland Suddaby (1912-1972) was a Yorkshire-born artist who won a scholarship to the Sheffield College of Art in 1926. He moved to London five years later and began to exhibit his works at the Wertheim Gallery and then the Redfern Gallery from 1936.

A work with provenance to the latter dealership will be offered at Chorley’s on October 27. Essex Farm, a 14.5 x 21.5in (37 x 55cm) watercolour from 1947, has a label on the reverse for the Redfern.

The house depicted in the work bears a resemblance to Farm at Bulmer Tye, another picture painted by Suddaby in 1940 as part of the ‘Recording Britain Collection’ and which is now in the V&A.

Essex Farm is estimated at £200-300.

View the catalogue entry for this Rowland Suddaby watercolour on


2. Dutch winter landscape

Andreas ‘Andries’ Schelfhout landscape

A winter landscape with figures by Andreas ‘Andries’ Schelfhout – estimated at £1000-1500 at Thomson Roddick.

The Dutch painter Andreas ‘Andries’ Schelfhout (1787-1870) produced many Romantic landscapes. He very much followed in the footsteps of Dutch artists who painted wide vistas of their native country, although he also produced landscapes of France and England too.

An example of his work will be offered at Thomson Roddick on October 28. The depiction of a frozen river with skaters and windmills measures 15 x 19.75in (38 x 50cm) and had the remains of a number of gallery labels on the back.

The oil on panel is estimated at £1000-1500.

View the catalogue entry for this Andries Schelfhout painting on


3. Watercolour of Rome

Ellis Cornelia Knight watercolour

A watercolour of Rupe Tarpea in Rome by Ellis Cornelia Knight – £1300 at Roseberys.

This 12½ x 9½ (32 x 24cm) watercolour of Rupe Tarpea in Rome by the English landscape artist and writer Ellis Cornelia Knight (1757-1837) sold at Roseberys on September 23 from the collection of John Abbott, the nephew of Roger Abbott who, along with Eric Holder, founded the London gallery Abbott & Holder.

Knight met many prominent figures while painting in Italy including Lady Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson.

The watercolour sold for £1300


4. Sylvia Gosse’s Dieppe

Dieppe by Sylvia Gosse

A street scene of Dieppe by Sylvia Gosse – £1600 at Olympia Auctions.

This signed work depicting a street in Dieppe by Sylvia Gosse (1881-1968) was painted in 1920 when the artist was nursing Walter Sickert’s dying wife. Sickert, who was Gosse’s mentor and teacher, also painted the same street.

The 9¾ x 11¾in (25 x 30cm) oil on canvas appeared at Olympia Auctions in west London on September 22, estimated at £800-1200.  

It sold at £1600.


5. Portrait of a sculptress

A portrait of Sally Arnup by Mick Arnup

A portrait of Sally Arnup by Mick Arnup – £65 at Duggleby Stephenson.

An unsigned 2ft 6in x 19in (75 x 49cm) oil on canvas depicting the late animal sculptress Sally Arnup emerged at Duggleby Stephenson of York on September 25.

It was painted by her husband Mick Arnup (1923-2008) and sold with several other modestly priced portraits from the Arnup family.

The portrait sold for £65.

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