Art collection given to waitress makes £6,500


THE work of the Sheffield artist featured in my column last month made a superb total of £6,500 at auction. It’s a fitting tribute to the talents of  Leonard Beaumont (1891–1986), one of the earliest exponents of the art of linocut printmaking in Britain during the early 1930s.

The collection of Beaumont prints and books that did so well at auction was given by the artist in 1980 to the present owner when she worked as a waitress…