Modern British Gallery offers a large selection of affordable oils, watercolours and limited edition prints by major British artists.


Mary Adshead (1904-1995) studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1920-24) under Henry Tonks. In 1924 Tonks selected her for a mural commission at Highways boys’ club in Shadwell, working with Rex Whistler. She became a prominent muralist, creating decorations for the British Pavilion at the 1937 Paris International Exhibition. She also illustrated several books. She was married to Stephen Bone, son of Muirhead Bone. Her prominent career included designs for London Transport and the Post Office. Adshead had a retrospective at Liverpool Art Gallery in 2005.


France (ca. 1950) £225

Watercolour measuring 22″ x 14″. fold to center – minimised once mounted. Conservation mounted. Provenance: Artist’s Estate.

Church on Portland Bill (ca. 1948) SOLD

Watercolour measuring 14″ x 19″. Light time staining and soft folio creases – Presents well. Inscribed in artist’s hand writing. Conservation mounted. Provenance: Artist’s Estate.

Portland Bill (ca, 1948) £200

Signed watercolour measuring 14″ x 20″. Light folio marks top left / repaired tear bottom center. Exhibited work. Conservation mounted. Provenance: Artist’s Estate.

The Living Room (1985) £125

Full title bottom edge reads ‘A Heritage Village, Southbury. The living room at Agnes Briggs’. Signed and dated 1985. Watercolour measuring 12.5″ x 19″. Conservation