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b. 1883 - d. 1947

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      • HENRY CLAY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SILK RIBBON
        Aug. 04, 2022

        HENRY CLAY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SILK RIBBON

        Est: -

        Boston No. 1 Clay Club over seal of Boston. silk 8 x 3 inches Condition: Very good Temp No 149

        John McInnis Auctioneers
      • Henry Silk, British 1883–1947 - Pond, Victoria Park, c.1930; watercolour and pencil on paper,
        Feb. 15, 2022

        Henry Silk, British 1883–1947 - Pond, Victoria Park, c.1930; watercolour and pencil on paper,

        Est: £300 - £500

        Henry Silk, British 1883–1947 - Pond, Victoria Park, c.1930; watercolour and pencil on paper, signed lower right 'H Silk', 11.4 x 25.5 cm Provenance: the Artist's family, by descent; Abbott and Holder, London; private collection Exhibited: Abbott and Holder, London, Henry Silk and East End Vernacular, 18th January - 10th February 2018 Please refer to department for condition report

        Roseberys
      • Henry Silk (British 1883-1947), My lady nicotine
        Oct. 12, 2021

        Henry Silk (British 1883-1947), My lady nicotine

        Est: £2,500 - £3,500

        Henry Silk (British 1883-1947)My lady nicotineOil on canvasboardSigned (lower left)14 x 24cm (5½ x 9¼ in.)Provenance:From the collection Elwin Hawthorne (1905-1954)Exhibited:London, Alex Reid & Lefevre, Ltd., Catalogue of New Paintings by the East London Group, December 1932, no. 32THE EAST LONDON GROUPBorn out of classes for working men and women at the Bow and Bromley Evening Institute in the mid-1920s, the East London Group is a remarkable story of a journey from humble beginnings to the lauded galleries of the west end and beyond. The group's teacher, John Cooper, was a pivotal character in this story. An artist himself, he had attended the Slade School of Art after the First World War and supplemented his income by teaching in the evenings. He encouraged the artists, the vast majority of whom did not come from privileged backgrounds, to paint what was around them and what they saw on an everyday basis. His connection to the Slade brought a number of influential and established artists to Bow, none more so than Walter Sickert. This creative atmosphere was an inspiration to those who dedicated their spare time to the group - most of those studying under Cooper were painting purely in their spare time in addition to working as tradesmen, shop girls, window cleaners and basket makers during the day. David Buckman, in his seminal book on the subject: 'From Bow to Biennale' (2012), numbers 35 eventual members of the group. Among the main protagonists were brothers Walter and Harold Steggles, Elwin Hawthorne and his future wife Lilian Leahy, Henry Silk, Albert Turpin, Brynhild Parker and Phyllis Bray (Cooper's wife). Showing as the East London Art Club, an exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1928 began a chain of events that led to a further exhibition at what was the Millbank Gallery (now Tate) in 1929 and onto a succession of shows between 1929 and 1936 at the prestigious Lefevre Gallery in King Street, St. James's. Lefevre was one of the leading galleries of the day, with a rich stable of artists and exhibitions including the likes of Picasso, Matisse, Degas, Modigliani and Cezanne. The shows were commercially very successful and also frequently garnered critical praise. This short period witnessed unparalleled productivity for the group - documenting the east end of London in the interwar years. Although many of the artists continued to paint beyond these years, it is the work from this era which is the most exciting and evocative.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • Henry VIII Theme Silk Scarf
        Jun. 13, 2021

        Henry VIII Theme Silk Scarf

        Est: $40 - $60

        Holbein portrait of Henry VIII with purple border. Hand rolled and stitched edges. Excellnent condition with two small pin holes lower right corner. 34" x 32.5" approx.

        District Auction
      • § Henry Silk (British, 1883-1947) Lakeland Landscape, 1920s signed lower right "H Silk"
        May. 12, 2016

        § Henry Silk (British, 1883-1947) Lakeland Landscape, 1920s signed lower right "H Silk"

        Est: £300 - £400

        § Henry Silk (British, 1883-1947) Lakeland Landscape, 1920s signed lower right "H Silk" watercolour h:17 w: 22 cm Provenance: By descent within the family of the artist. Other Notes: Henry Silk's early life is obscure. He was an East Ender, born on Christmas Day 1883, who worked as a basket maker for an uncle, Abraham Silk, at his workshop and shop in the Bow Rd. Fruit baskets were in great demand then and men making baskets became features of Silk's pictures. "He used to work for three weeks at basket-making and spend the fourth in the pub," Group member Walter Steggles remembered, describing Silk's erratic work and drinking habits. Yet Steggles also spoke of Silk with affection, admitting "He was a kind-hearted man who always looked older than his years." Silk was the uncle of Elwin Hawthorne, one of the leading members of the East London Group, and lived for a time with that family at 11 Rounton Rd in Bow. Elwin's widow Lilian – who, as Lilian Leahy, also showed with the group – remembered Silk as "generous to others but mean to himself. He would use an old canvas if someone gave it to him rather than buy a new one." This make-do-and-mend ethos was common among the often-hard-up Group members when it came to framing, too. Cooper directed them to E. R. Skillen & Co, in Lamb's Conduit St, where Walter Steggles used to buy old frames that could be cut to size.

        Cheffins
      • The artist's of the following 9 lots were all
        Jun. 11, 2013

        The artist's of the following 9 lots were all

        Est: £250 - £300

        The artist's of the following 9 lots were all members of The East London Group Henry Silk, British 1883-1947-"Boots, polish and brushes"; watercolour, signed, 12.5x17.7cm, (may be subject to Droit de Suite) Provenance: Family of the artist Note: This work is illustrated page 284, David Buckman, 'From Bow to Biennale, Artists of the East London Group', publ. Francis Boutle 2012

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      • § Henry Silk - The Bedroom - signed - watercolour
        Oct. 25, 2012

        § Henry Silk - The Bedroom - signed - watercolour

        Est: £300 - £500

        § Henry Silk (British, 1883-1947) The Bedroom signed lower right "H Silk" watercolour h:27 w: 37 cm Provenance: The artist's family. Henry Silk exhibited at the Lefevre Gallery with the East London Group, started by John Cooper.

        Cheffins
      • Henry Silk - The Bedroom - signed - watercolour
        Jun. 09, 2011

        Henry Silk - The Bedroom - signed - watercolour

        Est: £400 - £600

        Henry Silk (British, 1883-1947) The Bedroom signed lower right "H Silk" watercolour h:27 w: 37 cm Provenance: The artist's family. Other Notes: Henry Silk was uncle to the artist Elwin Hawthorne and lived with the family in Bow. He showed his work at the Lefevre Gallery with the East London Group, started by John Cooper through his classes at Bow and Bromley Evening Institute, at Agnew's. He held a solo exhibition of his watercolours at Walter Bull and Sanders in 1931.

        Cheffins
      • Henry Silk (British, 1883-1947) - The Kitchen, 1934 - oil on canvas
        Sep. 23, 2010

        Henry Silk (British, 1883-1947) - The Kitchen, 1934 - oil on canvas

        Est: £500 - £800

        Henry Silk (British, 1883-1947) The Kitchen, 1934 signed lower left "H Silk" oil on canvas h:49 w: 40 cm Exhibited: The East London Group at Alex, Reid and Lefevre, 1a King Street, St James's, London, SW1, December 1934, No.56 (12 guineas) Other Notes: We are delighted to have a selection of works from the oriignal East London Group of Painters from this important pre-war period in this sale.

        Cheffins
      • Henry Silk (British, 20th Century) Pipe and Apple signed lower left "H Silk"
        Sep. 23, 2010

        Henry Silk (British, 20th Century) Pipe and Apple signed lower left "H Silk"

        Est: £300 - £500

        Henry Silk (British, 20th Century) Pipe and Apple signed lower left "H Silk" watercolour h:11 w: 15 cm Exhibited: Walter Bull and Sanders Ltd., 23 Cork Street, Bond Street, London, W1, June-July 1931.

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