Auction Date: 5/11/2015 at 10:30 am
1986 rare Geoffrey Boycott (England & Yorkshire) Bronze Cricket Bust – solid bronze life size head and shoulder bust by famous bronze sculptor Neale Andrew (Elected to The Royal Society of British Sculptors) commissioned by Yorkshire County Cricket Club on the retirement of Geoffrey Boycott from first-class cricket – ltd ed no 2/7 and signed by the artist – depicting all of Boycotts natural features wearing his County Cricket cap and mounted on a large dark stained mahogany plinth c/w engraved plaque “Geoffrey Boycott OBE-Neale Andrew” – measures 16”h overall 20”. Note Art Parks International website for detailed information on Neale Andrew - http://artparks.co.uk and several works of art on sale to incl John Major ranging in value from ?4000-?12000. Neale Andrews’ first commissioned work was in 1985 Portrait of Sir George - Gubby - Allen for De Loittes. 1985/6 - First public commission - The Defence of Newark" Two 8" bronze figures commemorating the English Civil War. 1986 - Portrait heads of Geoffrey Boycott OBE for Yorkshire CCC and Sir Richard Hadlee for the New Zealand Hall of Fame Auckland. 1989 - Portrait head of Tony Jacklin OBE for USPGA, North Carolina, USA. 1989/90 – D H Lawrence Memorial Relief - A Bronze high-relief sculpture commemorating the writer`s life and works. 1990 - Completes portrait head and figure of the then undisputed heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson. 1990-1994 completes the portrait busts of Brian Johnston, OBE; MC – BBC. Jeffrey Bernard - Private Commission, Gary Lineker OBE, Bobby Moore West Ham United FC and Jimmy Young OBE - Broadcasting House, Lord Howell of Aston Manor - Sports Council. 1994 - Experimental studio work in cast aluminium subsequently bought by Miss V Beston of Marlborough Fine Art, agent of the painter Francis Bacon. 1994 - Awarded Diploma in sculpture, and elected a member of, the Royal Society of British Sculptors. 1995 - Commissioned by the House of Commons to make a portrait bust of the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon John Major MP. Plus a long list of other work to incl in 2006 - The Francis Bacon portrait studies auctioned by Christies Fine Art, London as a part of the collection of the late Miss Beston. The works reach ten times their estimated value.