Man at Rest 
Watercolour 18" x 18"
Though the sitter is unidentified, facial recognition techniques supported by extensive archival research as well as non-continuous written provenance strongly support the idea that the portrait is of Professor Thrupiece. The circumstances of its creation are unknown though it is likely that it was undertaken during one of the Professor's visits to Mrs Amanda J Threadbone's home - quite probably shortly before or after he had taken a bath.
Enriqué is known to have "captured" several members of the Threadbone Circle between c2011 and 2017. This is a particularly fine and treasurable portrait of one of the circle's most influential members seen in an unusual light. The artist general used oils; watercolours are more rare.
GUIDE PRICE: £165,000
The Professor at Bongos 
Oil on Canvas 36" x 24"
Bentbone [1926-1998] was the son of simple farming folk and was destined to be a saloon bar decorator before he won a short course at the Kansas Art School in a local hoe-down after-supper charity raffle. Since the prize also included a set of paints and a brush, he was better placed than most of the other students to take advantage of the lessons offered and, once he mastered the art of matching particular colours to the corresponding numbers in the shapes on the pre-printed canvass, he "flew out of the blocks like a bull on heat".
Bentbone is known to have "captured" the Professor at least 5 times, though hitherto only two paintings have come to light: The Professor Plays Poker and the present lot: The Professor at Bongos.
GUIDE PRICE: £122,500
Boneforth "Saucy Postcard" Comic Series No 3014
Printed Postcard 6" x 5" . CONDITION: GOOD
A rare opportunity to acquire a much sought after Seaside Postcard of the type prevalent in all Dorset resorts in the 1950 and 1960s. This design dates from 1965 and is the work of famous Boneforth artist MacDonald McGrill
Featuring married couple Mr and Mrs O'Dinary - he the henpecked husband and she his rumbustious and uncontrollable wife - it is in good condition for its age showing only slight markings on the rear.
Part of a collection of cards being auctioned on behalf of the estate of the late Mr and Mrs Skivvy of Sydling St Nicholas, it is offered as a single item on account of its unique reverse. Handwritten by Mrs Skivvy, it draws attention to the uncanny likeness between cartoon character Mr O'DInary and Professor Sir Brian Thrupiece - a likeness hitherto unremarked.
GUIDE PRICE: £400
Bin with Two Discarded Post-its
Professor Brian Thrupiece
Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12"
A rare opportunity to acquire an original Thrupiece canvas of historical significance and known provenance. It would be a considerable understatement to say that artworks by the Professor are both highly regarded and highly sought after by connoisseurs worldwide. Since most remain in private hands, the availability of a significant work at auction is, to say the least, unusual.
Bin with Two Discarded Post-its dates from c1987 and is typical of the artist's formalist period during which he simplified his style, economised his aesthetic and turned his attention from people to things. Believed to be a representation of the Professor's own waste-paper basket, it is considered both characteristic and biographical. It is unsigned, though the absence of a signature is not untypical of his formalist period - a time when the Professor was struggling to find a graphic representation of his name which properly reflected his aesthetic aspirations and demands. The picture has been authenticated by The Thrupiece Institute and is sold with all appropriate certificates and guarantees.
Formerly the property of a Lady, it is offered "as seen". The large organic stain on the back of the canvas is not considered to be "post-mortem" as it were, but rather the result of an accident involving the over-excited Professor and his muse of the time [DNA confirmation awaited].