H20550-L116801389 Frederick William Elwell RA (1870-1958) British The Staircase

This work is a fine example of Frederick William Elwell's work as the artist is best known for his oil works which depict interior scenes. Although Elwell began his education at the Lincoln School of Art, his works are steeped in European influences from his studies at Antwerp's Royal Academy and the Académie Julien in Paris.

It was in 1894 that he first exhibited at the Paris Salon, followed by London's Royal Academy in 1895.

Self portrait of Frederick William Elwell RA Self portrait of Frederick William Elwell RA

For Elwell, his British heritage was a key part of his oeuvre. One of his most important works was The Lying-in-State, Westminster Hall, 1936, a piece which depicted King George V, capturing the emotions of those who had seen the king lying-in-state.

H20550-L116805291 Richard Casey. British A 20th Century decorative enamelled beaten copper charger. 'Mill Scene, early morning. After a painting by Lowry'. Depicting figures before bellowing factory chimneys. Brightly coloured. Signed verso Richard Casey, London 1977. 37 cm diameter.

It doesn't take an art historian to see that works by Richard Casey have been inspired by L.S Lowry. The matchstick-style figures, scenes of industrial Britain and the movement of people going about their everyday life are all evocative of Lowry's works.

Lowry was the master of modern life, and like Elwell he had found success at the Paris Salon. An Industrial revolution, a Post-War Britain - Lowry marked some of the most important moments in Britain's history of the last century and more.

H20550-L116801200 Geoffrey Sutcliffe (1929-2005) British Creeksea

In the mid-1980s, Leicester-born artist Geoffrey Sutcliffe moved to south Shropshire, where he captured the tranquility, beauty and diversity of this wondrous landscape.

In order to create his dynamic works, Sutcliffe manipulatesoil with a knife and his fingers to create the texture and colour associated with his portfolio.

Martin Gwilt Jolley (1859-1916) British Children in a Saint Ives Stree Martin Gwilt Jolley (1859-1916) British Children in a Saint Ives Street

Fron Croydon to Cornwall, Croydon born Martin Gwilt Jolley's works capture the majesty of Britain's coast.

This piece captures Cornwall's artistic centre of St Ives. From the 1920s, thanks to potters Bernard Leach and Shōji Hamada, who set up the Leach Pottery studio in the seaside town, St Ives has become a Mecca for creative minds. In the 1930s, artists including sculptor Barbara Hepworth made the pilgrimage to St Ives, where today the town is home to both the  Barbara Hepworth Museum and sculpture garden as well as Tate St Ives.

It was not just British artists who flocked to the seaside town, Piet Mondrian also spent time in St Ives.

H20550-L116801672 George Brecher (early 20th century) British I've called for your subscription to the Conservative

Finally, following the announcement of a snap election as well as Sotheby's sale of political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe earlier this month, this piece by George Brecher captures the British ability to poke fun of one's self.

Political cartoons have long been a rich part of Britain's tapestry. From William Hogarth's pictorial satirist of London during the 18th century to the the Golden Age of Punch Magazine, political cartoons have punctuated and peppered Britain's history.

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