Christies announces sale of Property from The Collection of the Late John Appleby A CHANNEL ISLAND TREASURE HOUSE
Single-Owner Collection Built Up Over A Lifetime Offered Over Several Sales at Christie’s
Public exhibition: Saturday, 3 July – Tuesday, 6 July 2010.
22 September 2010
Exploration and Travel Including The Polar Sale (Sale 7869)
John Appleby’s fascination with the trading routes between the Channel Islands and Canada is likely to have been the reason for his acquisition of a group of five important early Canadian paintings by Jersey artist Philip John Ouless. The Canadian subjects (views taken at the Gaspé Bay Peninsula, Quebec and at Newfoundland) relate to Jersey’s important role in the triangular trade which existed at the time. The Jersey fishing fleet caught from the prolific stocks off the coast of Newfoundland, sold their cargoes of dried cod down the eastern seaboard, where they bought rum, molasses and tropical fruits for their onward journey to Spain and Portugal. The five views are rare and important pictorial records of Canada around the time of Confederation in 1867. Illustrated right is Gaspé Basin, Gulf of St Lawrence, Quebec in 1868 (estimate: £40,000-60,000).
Public Exhibition: Friday, 17 September – Tuesday, 21 September 2010.
23 September 2010
Travel, Science and Natural History (Sale 5490)
Christie’s South Kensington’s second Travel, Science and Natural History sale of the year will comprise a broad spectrum of pictures, maps, books and instruments, derived from the Golden Age of Exploration and the Enlightenment during the late 18th and 19th centuries. The international selection on offer caters for every collector, with estimates from only £500 – from the seasoned connoisseur to those discovering the pleasure of buying at auction for the first time. Highlights from the late John Appleby’s collection on offer in this sale include the English School (circa 1840) watercolour, Shipping in Table Bay, Cape Town (estimate: £1,200-1,800), as well as an oil on board by Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938), A street scene, possibly Kyoto, Japan (estimate: £1,200-1,800) illustrated right.
Public Exhibition: Saturday, 18 September – 22 September 2010.
4 November 2010
Property From The Collection of the Late John Appleby
The single-owner sale will include a wide array of Old Master works as well as many early topographical British drawings and watercolours. The selection of Channel Islands views on offer, encompassing works by many of the most prominent Jersey artists, is widely considered to be the best collection in either private or museum hands, and is unequalled anywhere in the world. Although John Appleby followed the family tradition and was a dealer for over sixty years, he did not trade during the years leading up to his death, meaning many of the works on offer have not been on the market for over twenty years. Works include Gorey, Jersey by John Young (1786-1828) (estimate: £10,000-15,000) illustrated right; Panorama of St Helier and Elizabeth Castle beyond by Le Genvre, 1818 (estimate: £10,000-15,000); View of Genoa by Francesco Zucchi (1692-1764) (estimate: £3,000-5,000); and Madonna and Child by Francesco de Mura (1696-1782) (estimate: £15,000-25,000), and pictures by Philip John Ouless, Edward Duncan, Paul Jacob Naftel, John le Capelain and Edmund