Wednesday, May 18, 2016

251. Mother and Child

Last week, a drawing by Charles Shannon came up for auction. The auction house of Cheffins in Cambridge listed it in the catalogue for their Art & Design from 1860 sale which took place on 12 May.

Charles Shannon, 'Mother and Son' (undated drawing)
The description of lot 395 read: 

Charles Haslewood Shannon (British, 1863-1937) 

Mother and child 
Signed lower right "Charles Shannon"
H:26 W: 18 cm

The estimate for this drawing was £300 - £500. It was sold for £460.

The condition report mentioned a 'foxing spot on the mother's hand and another at the bottom of the drawing, and a little dirt under the glass'. It was framed.

Backside of the frame for Charles Shannon, 'Mother and Son' (undated drawing)