Thu, 23rd Sep 2021 11:00

Northern Art - Live Online

 
  Lot 71
 

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§ Harry Rutherford (British 1903-1985)
"Boating on Rudyard Lake"

Signed, titled on gallery label - 'Gateway Gallery' verso, oil on board.

24cm x 34.5cm (9.5in x 13.5in)

The Rutherford Estate (no. 199 in the Studio Works Catalogue).

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Signed, titled on gallery label - 'Gateway Gallery' verso, oil on board.

24cm x 34.5cm (9.5in x 13.5in)

The Rutherford Estate (no. 199 in the Studio Works Catalogue).

Artists’ Resale Right (“droit de suite”) may apply to this lot.

This is a 'live online' auction - you can bid from the comfort of your own home using our free live bidding service.

Auction: Northern Art - Live Online, Thu, 23rd Sep 2021

This sale features a stunning selection of artworks by many of the great Northern artists to include work by L.S. Lowry, Geoffrey Key, William Turner, Reg Gardner, James Lawrence Isherwood, Donald McIntyre and many others. 

 

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Harry Rutherford

Overview

 

Harry Rutherford was born in Denton, Greater Manchester, in 1903, and lived for much of his life in Hyde where he attended the Hyde College of Art. He worked as a topical cartoonist for the Manchester Evening News, then moved to Cornwall for a while before ending up in London, where he became a freelance illustrator for many magazines including the Listener. His sketching was so quick and accurate that he got a television job sketching performers in a variety show for a series called Cabaret Cartoons. After the Second World War Harry Rutherford had his own children’s television series, Sketchbook, and pioneered the idea of live art on TV. From the 1950s until his retirement in 1968, he was an art teacher at the Regional College of Art in Manchester and was also president of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts for eight years. He travelled extensively throughout Europe and also visited Borneo. He died in 1985.

Although Harry Rutherford was proud of his northern roots and painted many local scenes around Hyde, he also has an international reputation, partly due to his television work. There’s a strong market for his scenes of Manchester life, but almost equally popular are his Cornish and European landscapes and cartoons and sketches. Work dating from the Second World War is particularly sought after, as the majority was destroyed during an air raid. As with all artwork, the value of Harry Rutherford’s work varies a little according to the media, size and subject matter. At Peter Wilson’s, our in-house expert Stephen Sparrow has years of experience in assessing and valuing Harry Rutherford’s sketches and paintings, so do get in touch if you’d like to learn more about a piece you own, or discuss a potential sale or valuation