Colin Gleadell discovers a British gem in a regional sale:
A rare and important painting that has not been seen in public for nearly 100 years and was known to scholars only through old reproductions, has surfaced for sale after a routine valuation in a village in Oxfordshire. Bravo!, by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, dates from 1913. Nevinson was one of the first British artists to embrace the ideas of the Italian futurists, portraying dynamic, mechanical movement in art. […] Several wartime prints of soldiers marching were included in Sotheby’s sale of Lord and Lady Attenborough’s collection last year, and they fetched between £40,000 and £50,000 each, but they are not unique. Bravo!, which has belonged to the same family since it was first sold, will be offered by Mallams in Oxford next month, and has been estimated conservatively at between £25,000 and £35,000.
Art Market News (Telegraph)