A PAINTING of the River Lune by JMW Turner will go up for auction next Wednesday, January 25, for the first time since 1884.
Turner painted the scene of the River Lune from the churchyard of St Mary’s Church in Kirkby Lonsdale.
The watercolour shows a group of children playing in the foreground.
It is estimated that the painting will fetch between £200,000 and £300,000 at the Bonham’s 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours auction, which is being held at 2pm in New Bond Street, London.
An option of bidding for the painting online is available.
See the Lancaster Guardian (19-01-12) for full story.