There is a lovely article in this weeks Country Life Magazine about the upcoming auction at Bloomsbury Auction House. The unique sale will raise funds for the Edward Bawden Gallery which will be fitted with purpose-built secure drawers and cabinets allowing improved access to this remarkable resource. The Edward Bawden Gallery is part of the planned redevelopment of the Art Gallery & Museum.
In order to raise funds for equipping the gallery, Bawden's Executor Peyton Skipwith in conjunction with Bloomsbury Auctions, has organised a sale of drawings, watercolours, prints and illustrated books, including donated works by Bawden and his friends such as Eric Ravilious, Douglas Percy Bliss and Charles Mahoney - as well as many younger admirers including David Gentleman, Peter Blake, Bernard Dunstan and Michael Foreman. Most of the pieces offered are fresh to the market. The sale will be held at Bloomsbury Auctions in central London on Thursday 28th October 2010.