Fine Art Paintings Going Under The Hammer At Ewbank's

Including 13 Artworks By Sherree Valentine Daines

Sherree Valentine Daines

Ewbank’s, Surrey’s leading auction-house, is preparing for its Spring Fine Art and Antiques sale on March 23, which includes 13 works by the highly-collectable and popular British artist Sherree Valentine Daines. 


Born and raised in Surrey, Valentine Daines is based in Dorking and trained at the Epsom School of Art. She has been described as “the finest figurative artist we have here in the UK” by Art of England. Her work has been exhibited in the Tate Gallery, the Barbican, the Royal Society of British Artists, and the Laing Landscape Exhibition, among many others.


Senior partner and auctioneer Chris Ewbank, said: “We have had a number of Sherree’s paintings on sale in the past few years, and there is always a tremendous amount of interest from buyers in the room and those online and on the phone, from all over the UK and the world.”


Going under the hammer in the March 23 auction are nine original partings, and four prints, by Valentine Daines from several different consignors. . 


An oil-on-board entitled “Shrimping” measures 34cm by 21,5cm and is signed with initials. It carries a presale estimate of between £3,000 and £5,000. Another original Valentine Daines’ signed oil-on-board (measuring 31cm by 21.5cm) called “Two Children Holding Hands” has been valued at between £2,500 and £3,500. 


Easier on the pocket is a coloured, hand-embellished print (no.160/195), entitled “End Of A Perfect Day,” which bears a handwritten inscription verso, 'Best Wishes, Sherree Valentine Daines’ and has been valued at between £300 and £500. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and original invoice from the Whitewall Galleries. 


Another much earlier painting in the sale is a full-length portrait by John Hoppner RA (1758-1810) which is one of several consigned from the owners of a property overlooking Wentworth Gold Course. The portrait is of Thomas Norton Esq of Kingston-Bowsey, Sussex, and carries an estimate of between £6,000 and £10,000. It has a gilt-gesso frame, is mounted with a plaque, and measures a massive 240cm by 150cm. so the buyer needs a large wall space to accommodate it. 

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From the same vendor, are an oil by German artist Otto Dill (1884-1957) and a pair of paintings by Belgian artist Gustav de Smet. 


The Otto Dill is of a lion hunt with Bedouin warriors, and is signed. It measures 47cm by 68cm and has a gallery label verso “Monaco Fine Arts April 1981”. It has been valued at between £4,000 and £6,000. 


The paintings (50cm by 70cm) by de Smet are of cottages with river and track in the foreground. They have gallery labels verso and are valued at between £1,000 and £1,500 for the pair. 


An oil-on-canvas by British artist Norman Wikinson (1878 - 1971) of Harwich Harbour, has been valued at between £1,000 and £1,500. It is signed and measures 45cm by 60cm. West Sussex Fine Art Auction


Another landscape, this time a watercolour of Menton port view, by Walter Tyndale (1855/59 - 1943) has a pre-sale estimate of between £300 and £500.


A watercolour by Ken Howard, born in 1932, entitled “Rive Degli Schiavoni, Venice” has been valued at between £800 and £1,200. It’s signed and dated “9 86” and has been consigned by a vendor looking to thin out their collection.  Another from the same collector, is a signed watercolour called “The Musicians” by Vicente de Parades (1845-1903) which has an estimate of between £500 and £800. 


Viewing for the sale will be available in the week prior, and live internet bidding through and Ewbank’s live bidding platform will be available. These platforms give online buyers the opportunity to participate in sales at no extra cost, and giving them savings of up to 6% over other commercial live bidding platforms.


If you have items to consign for sale for this, or any future auction, please get in touch with Ewbank’s for advice on the process. The saleroom is open for valuations from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday; just call in you do not need an appointment as valuers are always on duty. Call 01483 223101 or email with any queries.