Katie O'Sullivan painting to be auctioned at London Sale

Guest Georgina Gold will conduct the bidding for Mother Love

Mother Love by Katie O'Sullivan: on sale for charity
Mother Love by Katie O'Sullivan: on sale for charity

The Goffs London Sale, held in association with Qipco at Kensington Palace on Monday, will conclude with a final additional charity lot – a painting by renowned artist Katie O’Sullivan.

The stunning original, depicting a mare and foal and entitled Mother Love, will go under the hammer at the end of the sale in aid of World Horse Welfare with guest auctioneer Georgina Gold wielding the gavel for that lot.

Gold, an independent art auctioneer, has more than 20 years’ experience in the art industry and has auctioneered for Sothebys all over the world.

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“It’s a great honour to have been invited by Goffs to auction this exceptional painting by Katie O’Sullivan to raise important funds for World Horse Welfare,” said Gold. “Katie is one of the most sought after equestrian painters in Britain today.

“Her apparent spontaneity and freedom of brushstroke combined with her obvious understanding and passion for her subject make her a truly original and talented artist.”

O'Sullivan added: “I’m delighted to be supporting World Horse Welfare through the sale of this original painting. The charity does so much fantastic work to improve welfare across all aspects of the horse world and I’m proud that my painting will be helping to raise funds for a cause close to my heart.”

The painting will be on display during the sale.

Henry Beeby, Goffs group chief executive said: “Goffs is delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile charity and very pleased to welcome Georgina Gold to the rostrum, especially as she will be the first female auctioneer to wield the Goffs gavel in our 152-year history.”

World Horse Welfare is an international charity that improves the lives of horses around the world through education, campaigning, and hands-on care.

World Horse Welfare supports the responsible use of horses in sport and is a welfare adviser to the BHA and to the FEI. The charity also runs a programme with Retraining of Racehorses, rehabilitating vulnerable former racers and finding them new homes under World Horse Welfare’s rehoming scheme, the largest of its kind in Britain.

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Published on 15 June 2018Last updated 18:15, 15 June 2018