Welcome to Colchester Fine Art, Colchester’s Premier On Line Art Gallery

17 August 2011


  Colchester Fine Art

Now in Retirement….

Colchester Fine Art dealt in 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Century, Oil Paintings, Water Colours, Drawings, Prints and Engravings, all at affordable prices. We sold to both the trade and public offering a diverse range of paintings, prints, engravings and drawings by artists such as; Dame Laura Knight, Thomas Monnington, Abraham Hulk, Sir Henry Alken, Marguerite Mcbey, William H. Lizars, Ernest George, John Varley, Nick Grant, Samuel Cousins, Oliver G.Brabbins, Cecil Aldin, Humphrey Price Jones, Edward Wesson, Thomas Devany Forrestall and many others.  Colchester Fine Art will periodically be adding fresh stock to our already good selection of water colours, oil paintings, etchings, engravings and prints from antique to modern all at affordable prices, some of these can be for you as an investment or for you to add as decorative feature in your home…..                                                                                                                  ENQUIRIES…… 


Many Thanks for visiting Colchester Fine Art Picture Gallery and I do hope you find a painting, etching, engraving or print….

COLCHESTER FINE ART….  Due to Retirement this website will be here for reference purpose only… I have quite a few paintings and etchings still in my private collection and will be selling and buying just to maintain my collection.


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COLCHESTER FINE ART, The Home of Affordable Art, wishes you well and want’s you to enjoy browsing this Art Gallery in search of your painting, print, etching or engraving.    Please take your time and “HAPPY BROWSING”.


Antique Victorian Decorative Washbasin and Stand

17 April 2019

IMG_7777Antique Victorian Mahogany Washstand and Basin. This is a Victorian antique mahogany washstand with ceramic basin, made by T. C. Brown-Westhead Moore & Co. The basin is decorated with a rare leaf and fruit pattern with has inset soap dishes and a plug on chain. There is a brass towel rail surrounding the front half of the basin. It is supported on three turned columns joined by the tow shelves below. It stands on castors IMG_7782wheels.

Measurements are approx… Width 28.3 inch  Depth 26.4 inch …… Height 32.7 inch..

There is some light wear consistent with age and use, the Veneer is damaged on the shelf beneath the drain pipe.. the Ceramic Basin is in wonderful condition ….. This item must be collected by the buyer from the Colchester, Essex area… Although we can deliver up to 35 miles from Colchester, Essex for a negotiated cost…..  Payment for this item by PayPal or Bank Transfer please….

enquiries welcome…

Price: £169.95p,  SOLD..SOLD …. 


Continental Harbour Scene, Oil Painting by Barbara Gudrun Sibbons

27 December 2018
Barbara Gudrun Sibbons Oil Painting

Barbara Gudrun Sibbons Oil Painting

A Lovely Continental Harbour Scene Oil Painting by Barbara Gudrun Sibbons. It is thought to be one of her early paintings with the g. Sibbons signature, it’s a very nice painting that could be approx. 50 years old, although the painting has bright colours still it would probably benefit from a clean……Comes in an old style, “probably original” frame. Measurements are… 535mm. x 435mm. This is a Low Price for one of Barbara Gudrun Sibbons paintings….
BARBARA GUDRUN SIBBONS was born in 1925 in Annaberg in Silesia, Germany. Her studies took her to Berlin, Breslau and Hamburg, when WWII intervened and during this period, she served as a nurse. After the war, she was working as a secretary, when she met her future husband Bill Sibbons, a professional portrait painter. They moved to London and married in 1949. She worked as a laboratory assistant, whilst painting as a hobby.
She started selling her paintings on the Hyde Park railings in the 1950s and, after selling paintings to such famous people as David Niven and Erroll Flynn, became an instant success and her paintings have attracted much interest and high prices ever since. She now lives on the south coast.
Her paintings are in oils and she specialises in landscapes and coastal scenes in the Dutch old master style, with powerful skies reminiscent of Turner.  

Price: £189.00p, includes p&p… SOLD…SOLD

Christine Slade Seascape Pastel Painting, Spinnekers Flying

2 November 2018
Christine Slade, Pastel Painting

Christine Slade, Pastel PaintingTitle: Spinnekers Flying


Title: Spinnekers Flying



A wonderful pastel painting by the well known local Artist Christine Slade…. Titled… Spinnekers Flying, it is signed by the artist on the painting and labelled on the rear of painting by Westcliffe Galleries…. It is in great condition and mounted and framed with the frame measuring… 665mm. high x 740mm. wide… This painting will be packed carefully and sent by courier on a tracked and signed for delivery service… Preferred payment is by Bank Transfer please,  for enquiries and information…  More photos are available by email  if required …. … SOLD…..  (YY.L)1018…

Christopher Osborne, Oil Painting, Titled Winters Morning at Litlington, Sussex.

6 January 2018
Christopher Osborne, Oil Painting

Christopher Osborne, Oil Painting

Christopher Osborne, Oil Painting.

Christopher Osborne, Oil Painting.


A wonderful Oil Painting on board by the popular artist Christopher Osborne… Titled … Winter Morning at Litlington, Sussex. The painting is in very good condition and has a reasonable frame. Signed on the front and verso of painting… Frame Measurements are: 590mm. x 440mm.

Painting will be packed carefully and sent by courier on a tracked and signed for delivery service, Mainland UK, only…




Ian Weatherhead, Water Colour Painting… Gates at Chambourd

6 January 2018


Ian Weatherhead, Water Colour

Ian Weatherhead, Water Colour


Ian Weatherhead, Water Colour

Ian Weatherhead (b.1932) – Original 20th Century Watercolour. In a double mount and gilt frame. Signed and inscribed in the lower right and has a Wykeham Galleries sticker on the back of the frame.

In fine/good condition… Frame Size: 492mm. x  575mm. approx …

The painting is in good, fine condition… frame may have small scuffs and marks… Will email more photos if needed. The painting will be packed carefully and sent by courier on a tracked and signed for delivery service, Mainland UK, only….


I will only accept payment on this by Bank Transfer, Please email or telephone for payment details…  

Another great painting from Colchester Fine Art..

Ian was born in Leeds, England and went to school in Yorkshire and then Scotland. Whilst in Edinburgh has was a pupil of “Willie” Wilson A.R.S.A., the Scottish stained glass artist, printmaker and watercolourist, the influence of Wilson’s work remains as strong to him fifty years later. Ian also acknowledges the influence of John Piper and Raoul Dufy. He studied architecture at the University of London and worked for some years on an archaeological mission in the Middle East. He lived for many years in Cheltenham, UK, before moving recently to Somerset UK where he devotes himself fully to painting.

Ian’s paintings, more often than not architecturally based, combine an enjoyment of colour and a love of draughtsmanship. Beginning from a strong underlying structure, a number of preparatory sketches are developed using expressive sweeping pe   rspectives. The composition is built up with washes of colour applied spontaneously and dramatically, giving each work a wonderful vitality and freedom. Inspiration for many of his subjects is drawn from travels in his home country and abroad. Particular favourites include harbours, buildings in their landscapes and humorous experiences.

Ian Weatherhead won the Catto Gallery Award at the Royal Watercolour Society Exhibition in 1991. This prestigious award is awarded to newcomers. In 2003, Ian won St. Cuthberts Paper Mill award at the RWS 21st Century Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London. His work is represented in many private collections around the world, including a commission for the House of Commons.

A Superb Seascape Oil Painting of a Sailing Boat off the Coast

12 March 2017
Seascape Oil Painting

Seascape Oil Painting

A superb seascape oil painting of a sailing boat and another off the coastline of what looks like an Asian or middle eastern country…. Painted extremely well by the artist who’s indistinct signature is in the right hand corner of the painting …  This is a great painting by an excellent artist for not a lot of money and would look great on the walls of many houses…. This oil painting on canvas comes in a nice frame which measures approx..  750mm. w.  x  550mm. h. A fantastic painting for enjoyment and a possible investment over the years ..  More photos available by email on request…Will be packed carefully and sent by courier on a tracked and signed for delivery service, UK mainland only…  willing to consider sensible near offers on this superb painting…

Price: £165.00p, SOLD..SOLD..SOLD

A Sailing Boat Oil Painting

A Sailing Boat Oil Painting

A Water Colour Painting of an Artist in His Studio

6 March 2017
Painting of an Artist in his Studio

Painting of an Artist in his Studio

A very interesting water colour painting of an Artist in a picture looking out into his artist’s studio towards his easel… Expertly painted with exciting colours and content… Not signed but obviously painted by a good hand… Comes framed and glazed in a good frame which may have marks etc…

This is a largish water Colour Painting and the Frame measures: 705mm. w. x 905mm. h.  approx.

This painting will be carefully packed and sent by courier on a tracked and signed for delivery service, UK mainland destinations only. Payments through PayPal…

No Longer Available 


A Large Oil Painting on Canvas of a Country Landscape Scene

6 March 2017
Landscape Oil Painting

Landscape Oil Painting

A large and superb mid 20th century Oil Painting of an extensive Country Landscape Scene, expertly painted in an early 19th century style and painted extremely well, the painting looks as if painted in a similar style to Benjamin Williams Leader… Not signed, but looks painted by a good hand and obviously a good artist….

Set in a nice gilt frame that measures: 1.150mm. w. x .650mm. h.  Canvas Measures: 1.020mm. w. x 510mm. h.all approx…This painting is quite large and will be packed very carefully and sent by courier on a tracked and signed for delivery service, UK mainland only… or can be collected by the buyer… more photos are available by email if required..

Price: £120.00p,  SOLD..SOLD..SOLD


Noel Ripley Oil Painting of a Rural Landscape with Farm House Views

8 February 2017
Noel Ripley

Noel Ripley

Noel Ripley Oil Painting on Board of an extensive rural hilly landscape, capturing views of farm cottages and a farmer working and his horse and cart…. Painted to Noel Ripley’s normal high standard and framed within a superb frame… Frame Measures: 615mm. h. x 765mm. w.Painting Measures: 440mm. h. x 590mm. w.    approx…  Both oil painting and frame are in good condition, but as I always state the frame is not a new frame and may have some marks or scuffs, although this does look ok, but please study the photos as part of the description… This painting will be packed carefully and sent by courier on a tracked and signed for delivery…


Price: £200.00p, SOLD..SOLD..SOLD…    (Z)310117

Noel Ripley was born in 1944, near High Wycombe. He and his family moved to East Anglia during the 1950s.   Noel Ripley has painted professionally since 1982, in a

IMG_5619traditional manner which captures the charm of the 19th century landscape.

Noel Ripley has always had a great love of painting and in the late 70s he studied fine art restoration with a particular interest in the Dutch and British schools of 19th century painting.  Noel Ripley has painted professionally since 1982, in a traditional manner which captures the charm of the 19th century landscape. The work of Noel Ripley can be found in collections both at home and abroad.      Z.310107




18th.c Estate Map by John Drapentier from Chauncey’s History of Hertfordshire

9 January 2017
Balls Park, Hertfordshire

Balls Park, Hertfordshire

Fine copper engraved estate view of Balls Park, Hertfordshire by John Drapentier, published in Sir Henry Chauncy’s Historical Antiquities of the County of Hertford published in 1700… A rarely available item with later hand colouring added… This is thought to be an original from early 1700, but could be a later 1780′s – 1810 work…..  The map is in fine condition but showing age related marks and fading which would be expected of an item 200 + years old, but look at photos to tell… It comes framed and glazed in a nice condition but not new frame which may have scuffs or marks…

Measurements are: 520mm. x 450mm.  This will be packed well and sent by Courier on a tracked and signed for delivery service, price includes packing and courier costs…   Not available for overseas purchase …   (S)040117

Price: £59.95p…. SOLD..SOLD..SOLD

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