Sotheby’s – The Evill/Frost CollectionMay 6th, 2011 by admin
The Evill/Frost Collection is the most prestigious group of 20th Century British Art ever to come to auction. The works were collected by London solicitor Wilfrid Evill between 1925 and 1960 and will not be sold by the executors of the estate of Honor Frost, the pioneering marine archaeologist, to benefit charitable causes. The central element of the collection is a group of paintings and drawings by Stanley Spencer including some of the most important examples of his work (lots 7-9, 15-18).
Beyond these we find a rich vein of paintings, drawings, watercolors and sculptures that evince the knowledge and understanding of a true collector with works by Lucian Freud (lots 2, 25), Henry Moore (lots 4, 20), Edward Burra (lots 1, 21, 30), and William Roberts (lots 5, 11, 22). This collection also includes a very fine group of 18th Century French porcelain and important Regency furniture as well as other decorative arts from a variety of periods.