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An Auction of Interest to the Rocket Man

Friday 1 February 2013 @ 15:45 - GMT

The West Briton reports that an oil painting depicting a naked man on a beach by renowned Falmouth artist Henry Scott Tuke has sold at auction for £16,250. Before the sale at Bonhams in London, A Bather had been expected to fetch between £10,000 and £15,000.

 

The subject of the artwork is Charlie Mitchell, a boilermaker from Merrill Place, who features in a number of Tuke pieces and was one of his favourite models.

 

He also features in The Three Companions, The Gully and Comrades, which are owned by Sir Elton.
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