Record price paid for work by East Anglian artist Thomas Churchyard

Thomas Churchyard painting sold by Durrants on June 12. 2015

Thomas Churchyard painting sold by Durrants on June 12. 2015 - Credit: Archant

Southwold pictures by Woodbrige artist Thomas Churchyard stole the show at a sale of pictures by Durrants.

On June 12, Durrants Auctioneers held an Antiques and Fine Art Sale which included the “Sally Kibble Collection” of pictures by Thomas Churchyard (1798 – 1865).

In total 60 lots were offered – predominantly watercolours of local scenes including Woodbridge, Lowestoft, Aldeburgh, and Southwold.

Competition was fierce throughout the sale – a private collection like the one offered is rare to find.

The star lot of the day turned out to be Lot 21, a watercolour of “Gun Hill, Southwold”, which sold for £6,500 (before premium), and is believed to be a world record price for a watercolour by this much loved East Anglian Artist.

Other highlights from the sale (all watercolours except for Lots 28 and 29) were:

Lot 22: “The path from Gun Hill to the Beach at Southwold” - £3,100*

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Lot 48: “Saint Mary’s Church” - £1,250

Lot 23: “South Green, Southwold” - £1,000

Lot 29: “Gale near Woodbridge” - £750

Lot 28: “Woodland Scene” - £680

Durrants next sale of Fine Art and Antiques will be held on Friday 26th June, commencing 10am. For further information telephone 01502 713490 or email