|The Hunt over The Fields|
THE growing interest in works by Grimsby-born artist Vincent Haddelsey was reflected in the firm prices achieved when more than 70 of his paintings and prints went under the hammer at Lincoln Auction Rooms.
Stars of the sale included The Hunt over The Fields, which sold for £1,300, and Polo Match which made the same amount.
Born 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.
A self-taught artist who acquired a love of horses at a young age, he 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 had paintings included in the Royal collection.
Haddelsey died in Paris in August, 2010.
The auction, held on November 26, was conducted by William Gregory on behalf of Golding Young & Mawer.