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Edward Seago’s Summer Evening, Pin Mill painting set to fetch £15,000 at auction

08:12 26 December 2014

Edward Seago Summer Evening painting being auctioned in London in January

Edward Seago Summer Evening painting being auctioned in London in January

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An oil painting of Pin Mill by royal artist and former Ipswich Art Club president, Edward Seago, is set to fetch more than £15,000 at an auction next month.

Norfolk artist Edward Seago pictured in 1966Norfolk artist Edward Seago pictured in 1966

The undated, 18ins x 24ins picture, titled Summer Evening, Pin Mill, is expected to sell for between £15,000 and £20,000, when it is auctioned at Bonhams in London on January 21.

But these figures could turn out to be cautious pre-sale estimates. For when another painting by Seago – titled The Butt and Oyster, Pin Mill – came up for sale at Bonhams in London on November 13, 2012, it was expected to fetch between £20,000 and £30,000. But, in the end, it sold for £39,650.

The late Mr Seago, who was president of Ipswich Art Club between 1965 and 1974, was entranced by Pin Mill and it became one of his favourite locations.

In his book, Edward Seago: The Landscape Art, author James W. Reid writes: “Pin Mill became, from the 1950s on, what Argenteuil had been for Claude Monet in the early 1870s, although the few houses grouped around the Butt and Oyster Inn in the small waterside community some five miles east of Ipswich bear no relation to the many buildings, which were, even in the days of the impressionists, burgeoning into an industrial suburb of Paris.

The parallel lies rather in the sailing activity around Pin Mill,which probably originated as a station for pilot boats, close to the dangerous mudbanks, above Downham Reach.

There are all types of sailing craft here, but the most striking are the Thames barges, some of which can be seen along Pin Mill Hard, from the splayed bay windows of the Butt and Oyster, or in full sail during the annual summer race,which begins in Butterman’s Bay, just east of Pin Mill on the Orwell.”

At Christie’s in London,earlier this month, on December 11, 2014, 12 paintings by Edward Seago sold for a total of £306,875.

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