One of the highlights of the sale was a group of four small oil paintings by British artist Brian Shields. The group is collectively known as "Braaq" after the artist's schoolboy nickname, and sold for $19,600. They depict four young children and it is rumored that they represent the artist himself and his sister Ann, who passed away in a tragic car accident when she was only 20 years old. Many of Shield's pieces are dedicated to her memory, and each of these four paintings has her name inscribed in the back.

A montage of the paintings by Brian Shields ‘Braaq’ which sold for £12,500. Photo via Halls A montage of the paintings by Brian Shields ‘Braaq’ which sold for $19,600 (£12,500). Photo via Halls Fine Art

 

The sale also featured victorian era paintings, such as Benjamin William Leader's Summer River Landscape, which sold for $12,800. It is assumed that the oil painting depicts the River Lledr in North Wales.

Victorian artist Benjamin William Leader’s ‘Summer river landscape’ sold for $12,800 (£8,200). Photo via Halls Victorian artist Benjamin William Leader’s ‘Summer river landscape’ sold for $12,800 (£8,200). Photo via Halls Fine Art

The contemporary art section featured a painting by Sir Kyffin Williams that he gifted to his gardener, two works by Sir Terry Frost and a recent oil painting by Jonathan Armigel, which sold for over two times its estimate.

John Armigel Wade’s ‘After the shooting lunch’ sold for $4,700 (£3,000). Photo via Halls John Armigel Wade’s ‘After the shooting lunch’ sold for $4,700 (£3,000). Photo via Halls Fine Art

 

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