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Illustrator, b. 1915 - d. 1948

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      • Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Portrait of Noel Cousins, circa 1940s
        Mar. 13, 2024

        Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Portrait of Noel Cousins, circa 1940s

        Est: £400 - £600

        Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Portrait of Noel Cousins, circa 1940s * Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Portrait of Noel Cousins, circa 1940s, ink and wash on buff paper, a characterful sketch of the semi-nude sitter reclining in a deckchair, his left arm drawn across his torso, with the use of light pink wash to highlight his lips, nipples and thumb nail, unsigned, remnants of another work in ink to verso, the lower half of two nude male figures and a Faun, with a conch shell and scabious-like flower at their feet, and a small area of repeated patterning to the lower left corner, even mount staining to recto, roughly trimmed edges, three very small closed tears to two margins, a few old creases, remnants of old adhesive to verso, sheet size approx. 32.5 x 21 cm (12 3/4 x 8 1/4 ins), window mounted, together with another sketch by the same artist, Reclining Male, 1943, pencil on laid paper, a recumbent semi-nude male leaning on his left arm, inscribed 'Noel Adeney' and 'July 30 1943' in pencil to left of image, with a manuscript note 'sketch by Denton Welch bought from Henry Boxer 39, Kew Road, Richmond Dec. 1984’, remnants of another sketch in pencil and ink to verso of a partially dressed figure, mount staining to recto, a few small stains, some spotting and remnants of old tape to verso, sheet size 17.5 x 24.5 cm (7 x 9 3/4 ins). QTY: (2) NOTE: “Noel Cousins who frequently went out painting with Denton Welch in the Hadlow Road years, remembers that DW did not have a very clear idea what the finished picture would be like.’’ James Methuen-Campbell interviewing Cousins for his biography Denton Welch: Writer and Artist (1984). Noel Cousins was a painter who was active from 1957 to 1965. Noël Gilford Adeney (1890-1978) was a British artist, known for her landscape and still life paintings and a member of The London Group. She is known to have drawn a portrait of Welch which sold at Sotheby's in 1997. Welch also appears as "Merton Hughes" in Adeney's 1956 novel No Coward Soul.

        Dominic Winter Auctions
      • Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Bone Head sculpture, 1943
        Mar. 08, 2023

        Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Bone Head sculpture, 1943

        Est: £500 - £700

        Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Bone Head sculpture, 1943 * Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Bone Head, 1943, carved bone sculpture of a primitive head, mounted on a wooden base (3 x 4.2 cm), initialled and dated on verso, height 13.9 cm QTY: (1) NOTE: Methuen-Campbell 129. Provenance: Evelyn Sinclair, thence by descent. See lot 174 for more information regarding provenance.

        Dominic Winter Auctions
      • Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Self Portrait and small archive of related ephemera, 1934-1936
        Mar. 08, 2023

        Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Self Portrait and small archive of related ephemera, 1934-1936

        Est: £300 - £500

        Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Self Portrait and small archive of related ephemera, 1934-1936 * Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). Self Portrait, 1934-36, coloured chalk on paper with embossed blindstamp to upper right corner Dixon's David Cox Drawing, sheet size 34.2 x 27.5 cm (13 1/2 x 10 6/8 ins), together with a small archive of related ephemera including I Left My Grandfather's House, an account of his first walking tour by Denton Welch, published by Lion and Unicorn Press, 1958, a seven page typed manuscript story by Denton Welch entitled Discoveries, plus a cartoon sketch by Welch of a man with a bandage around his head lying in bed eating gruel saying 'I don't think I am sick which proves that I am not "phase of belief"', What Would Eddy Do? in red to the left margin, and seven related photographs: four of Denton Welch and three of Evelyn Sinclair QTY: (1 folder) NOTE: Methuen-Campbell 107. Provenance: Evelyn Sinclair, thence by descent. Denton Welch was born in 1917 in Shanghai and educated at Repton School, from which he ran away aged 16. He became a student at Goldsmiths’ School of Art, and whilst still at art school in 1935 he was hit by a car when out cycling. The accident left him in permanent pain which was to dog him throughout his short life and ultimately lead to his early demise in 1948 at the age of 33. Unable to return to his studies after the accident, Welch lived an invalid’s life in the Kent countryside with his devoted housekeeper, Evelyn (Evie) Sinclair, who remained with Welch at his different residences until May 1946, two months after Welch and his partner Eric Oliver moved to Middle Orchard, at Crouch near Borough Green, Kent. However, Sinclair returned to Middle Orchard in July 1948 to assist Welch until his death. During all this time he continued to paint and write, building up a large body of work. His paintings were exhibited during his lifetime in London as well as posthumously in 1954 by Leicester Galleries, and in November 1984 by Abbott and Holder.

        Dominic Winter Auctions
      • Denton Welch (1915-1948)
        Oct. 04, 2022

        Denton Welch (1915-1948)

        Est: £1,500 - £2,000

        Denton Welch (1915-1948) Denton Welch (1915-1948) Figures in a street, c.1945 signed 'Denton Welch' l.r., pen and ink and watercolour 25.5 x 36.5cm Provenance: With the Redfern Gallery, London, 1996; with Wenlock Fine Art, Shropshire. Denton Welch was born in Shanghai and spent much of his childhood living in both China and England. He studied at Repton School alongside Roald Dahl, then trained as a painter at Goldsmiths. A life-changing accident when he was aged twenty left him partially paralysed and with other health complications. This likely increased his focus on writing and he published his first book 'Maiden Voyage' in 1943. The following year he wrote the novel 'In Youth is Pleasure', which also garnered him success and prestige as an author. Welch was championed by Edith Sitwell and John Lehmann. He continued to work as an artist throughout his writing career, often creating works with fantastical figures and narratives. Condition Report: Framed size 49 x 58.5cm Not viewed out of glazed frame. A vertical fold line to right side. Paper is clean and colours are fairly strong considering age of work.

        Sworders
      • Denton Welch, British 1915-1948
        May. 25, 2022

        Denton Welch, British 1915-1948

        Est: £200 - £400

        Denton Welch, British 1915-1948 The Bite of the Forbidden Fruit; watercolour, ink and wash on paper, 25.3 x 19.2 cm Provenance: Eric Oliver; Geoffrey Dunn; with Michael Parkin Gallery, London, no. CEX6150 (according to the label attached to the reverse of the frame); D.G. Roberts, purchased from the above in November 1987 The Sheen Gallery, London, no.96310 (according to the label attached to the reverse of the frame); private collection Exhibited: Michael Parkin Gallery, London, 'Rex Whistler, Stephen Tennant and their two semi-circles', October 1987 (according to the label attached to the reverse of the frame) Please refer to department for condition report

        Roseberys
      • DENTON WELCH
        Dec. 10, 2021

        DENTON WELCH

        Est: $80 - $100

        A Last Sheaf by Denton Welch London John Lehmann 1951 1st edition. Dustwrapper is price clipped and is chipped and with a tear

        Sydney Rare Book Auctions
      • * Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). A group of 27 autograph letters signed, 'Denton Welch' and 'Denton'
        Dec. 12, 2019

        * Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). A group of 27 autograph letters signed, 'Denton Welch' and 'Denton'

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        * Welch (Denton, 1915-1948). A group of 27 autograph letters signed, 'Denton Welch' and 'Denton', mostly Pitt's Folly Cottage, near Tonbridge, and four from Middle Orchard, Crouch, near Sevenoaks, Kent, 14 July 1943 to 17 June 1947, all to Mrs Julian Goodman [née Morrell, later Vinogradoff], the first letter saying how delighted he was to get her 'letter telling me that you had bought the piebald cat [a painting by Welch]. I do hope that you will like it when you have it up on the wall... ', continuing with a description of the drawing's creation and reference to his writing, the second letter apologising for masculinising the name Julian and addressing her as Mr Goodman in the first letter and continuing, 'No, I am not in the army. This was due to an unfortunate road accident which has left me with rather precarious health. However, I am also left to get on with my writing or painting, which is one satisfying thing for me', ensuing letters referring to a portrait of Mrs Goodman's pet pug dog Alex which she commissioned him to paint a portrait of, referencing two antiques buys, a visit to 10 Gower Street and Lesley Blanch, a portrait of Julian Goodman, Vogue, photographs, Horizon, Mark Gurtler, Siegfried Sassoon, Edith Sitwell, a party invitation, plus references to the war including mentions of bombs, doodlebugs, rationing, etc., mostly two pages but including lengthier letters of up to 10 pages, a total of 113 pages, 8vo, plus a photograph of the drawing of Alex by Welch as used in Vogue magazine, 1944, sealed frame, glazed, 11 x 14.5 cm, plus four of the original postmarked envelopes (Qty: 32)

        Dominic Winter Auctions
      • Denton Welch (British, 1915-1948) Classical figures in a forest
        Feb. 07, 2019

        Denton Welch (British, 1915-1948) Classical figures in a forest

        Est: £1,500 - £3,000

        Denton Welch (British, 1915-1948) Classical figures in a forest watercolour, pen and ink h:35.50 w: 25.50 cm Provenance: Gillian Jason Gallery, 42 Inverness Street, London, NW1 Other Notes: Born in Shanghai to Anglo-American parents, Denton Welch spent his early childhood in China. Upon his return to England in 1924, he was enrolled in a school in Kensington. He later decided to pursue art at Goldsmith''s, where he was taught by the printmaker Edward Bawden. At the age of 20, he was severely injured in a cycling acccident and suffered complications that eventually led to his early death. Despite his bad health, he continued to paint. In 1941, he first exhibited his works at the Leicester Galleries, followed by the Redfern and Leger Galleries. His self-portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. Although he did not set out to be a writer, he made his name as a talented novelist. He took up writing in 1940 and went on to publish several poems, short stories and two novels before his untimely death at the age of 33. Some of his works were published posthumously.

        Cheffins
      • Denton Welch, British 1915-1948- Picnic in the forest; pen, black ink, penc
        Jan. 24, 2018

        Denton Welch, British 1915-1948- Picnic in the forest; pen, black ink, penc

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        Denton Welch, British 1915-1948- Picnic in the forest; pen, black ink, pencil and watercolour on paper, 35.3x25.7cm, (ARR)Provenance: with Gillian Jason Gallery, London

        Roseberys
      • Denton Welch (1915-1948), pen and ink, Winged Figures at Dinner Table, signed lower right: Denton Welch, sight size 10" x 14 1/2" Pr...
        Jan. 01, 2018

        Denton Welch (1915-1948), pen and ink, Winged Figures at Dinner Table, signed lower right: Denton Welch, sight size 10" x 14 1/2" Pr...

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        Denton Welch (1915-1948), pen and ink, Winged Figures at Dinner Table, signed lower right: Denton Welch, sight size 10" x 14 1/2" Provenance: Property from the Estate of Arthur C. Pinto MD

        Nadeau's Auction Gallery
      • WELCH, Denton (1915-1948) - YOU CAN BE SURE OF SHELL, Hadlow Castle, Kent
        Dec. 11, 2015

        WELCH, Denton (1915-1948) - YOU CAN BE SURE OF SHELL, Hadlow Castle, Kent

        Est: £100 - £150

        lithographic poster in colours, 1937, printed by Waterlow & Sons, London, cond B, not backed 30 x 45ins. (76 x 114cm.)

        Dreweatts 1759
      • Maurice Denton Welch (1915-1948) British. “Cat Sno
        Sep. 16, 2015

        Maurice Denton Welch (1915-1948) British. “Cat Sno

        Est: £100 - £200

        Maurice Denton Welch (1915-1948) British. “Cat Snoozing”, Pencil, 10” x 12”. Provenance; Collection Eric Oliver – Milne and Moller Mat 1990.

        John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
      • (Maurice) Denton Welch (1915-1948) HADLOW CASTLE, KENT lithogra
        Jun. 04, 2015

        (Maurice) Denton Welch (1915-1948) HADLOW CASTLE, KENT lithogra

        Est: £800 - £1,200

        (Maurice) Denton Welch (1915-1948) HADLOW CASTLE, KENT lithograph in colours, 1937, printed by Waterlow, condition B; not backed together with three other 'You Can Be Sure Of Shell' posters: Temple Bar by Edward Scroggie, Jezreel’s Temple, Gillingham by Tristram Hillier and Gravesend by E. Wakeford 30 x 45 in. (76 x 114 cm.) (4)

        Christie's
      • Denton Welch (1915-1948) - Standing nude with violin,
        Jul. 24, 2014

        Denton Welch (1915-1948) - Standing nude with violin,

        Est: £500 - £800

        Denton Welch (1915-1948) - Standing nude with violin, watercolour and ink over pencil, 17.5 x 25.5 cm (6 7/8 x 10 in), unframed. IMPORTANT: This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

        Dreweatts 1759
      • Denton Welch (1915-1948). Figures in a street, ink
        Jun. 26, 2013

        Denton Welch (1915-1948). Figures in a street, ink

        Est: £600 - £900

        Denton Welch (1915-1948). Figures in a street, ink and watercolour, signed, 26cm x 36.5cm, bears label The Redfern Gallery London, Wenlock Fine Art

        Golding Young & Mawer
      • Denton Welch (1915-1948)
        Nov. 15, 2006

        Denton Welch (1915-1948)

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Harlequin watercolour 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (14 x 21 cm.) Executed between circa 1940-1941.

        Christie's
      • WELCH, DENTON
        May. 11, 2004

        WELCH, DENTON

        Est: £500 - £700

        HADLOW CASTLE. KENT lithograph in colours, printed by Waterlow, condition A- 30 x 45in. (76 x 114cm.)

        Christie's
      • WELCH, DENTON
        Oct. 10, 2002

        WELCH, DENTON

        Est: $936 - $1,248

        YOU CAN BE SURE OF SHELL, HADLOW CASTLE, KENT lithograph in colours, printed by Waterlow, condition B+ 30 x 45in. (79 x 114.5cm.).

        Christie's
      • Denton Welch (1915-1948)
        Jul. 26, 2001

        Denton Welch (1915-1948)

        Est: $2,130 - $2,840

        The Back Garden oil on board 251/4 x 201/2 in. (64.1 x 52.1 cm.) There is a work of a Circus Performer on the reverse.

        Christie's
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