Gloucester Market in Oils – at Chorley’s on Thursday 24th May 2012

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One of the more interesting topical lots in Chorley’s Fine Art sale on Thursday, 24th May 2012 is Lot 283, an oil painting of the Old Cattle Market in Gloucester, expected to realise between £1,000 – 1,500.

Probably painted shortly after World War II by the Irish artist Robert Taylor Carson, it depicts a vivid scene of the hustle and bustle of a market day with livestock being loaded on and off lorries, farmers deep in conversation, a stubbon pig being pushed one way but intent on going the other…..

It is topical in that Bruton Knowles, who along with J Pearce Pope & Sons ran Gloucester market, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Ron Davies joined Bruton Knowles in 1947 and until his retirement in the 1980s was very much part of both the old and new cattle markets. He was known by all in the farming community and respected by all in the profession for his management of the second largest livestock market in the country.

He must have loved the job as the Robert Taylor Carson painting was in pride of place at his home. The family of his widow, the late Mrs Joan Davies, has instructed Chorley’s to include the painting in their sale at Prinknash on Thursday 24th May, which will also feature a large number of paintings, clocks, furniture and antiques from other private clients.

Tuesday, 22nd 9am-7pm, Wednesday, 23rd, 9am-5pm,
Thursday, 24th May, 8.30am-10.30am.

For further information please contact Catrin Hampton on
01452 344499 or [email protected] or visit

Source: IONA PR

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