A Suffolk seaside town has established a reputation for its beautiful sights - and now a painting showcasing these views is set to go under auction in London.

The artwork - called 'Fisherman with a Bucket in Southwold' - was created by painter Joseph Edward Southall and is believed to be dated to 1912, apparently depicting a fisherman walking through a boatyard.

At the top of the painting, there appears to be a fisherman's hut.

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The lot is set to be auctioned at Christie's auctions in London on Tuesday, June 4, with an estimated value of between £1,500 and £2,500.

East Anglian Daily Times: The painting will go under the hammer at auctionThe painting will go under the hammer at auction (Image: Christie's)

A spokesperson for Christie's said: "Joseph Edward Southall was very fond of Southwold and returned repeatedly during the summers throughout his life, producing many beautiful works depicting this much-loved town; the work Fisherman with a Bucket, Southwold being a delightful example.

"It is one of four works that we are offering by the artist this season."

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Southall was born in Nottingham in 1861 and was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement international trend.

The Quaker, who was an active socialist and pacifist, was a leading figure in the 19th and early 20th century revival of painting in tempera, a fast-drying painting medium and was the leader of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen.

The height of his fame was in the years before the outbreak of the First World War when he created a series of paintings based on mythological subjects.

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He travelled regularly, including to France, Italy, Fowey in Cornwall and Southwold and during these trips he would make watercolour paintings of landscapes.

Southall died in Birmingham of heart failure in 1944, several years after undergoing an operation from which he never fully recovered.