We’re delighted with the results, which build upon the success of last November’s relaunched Scottish Art sale. We saw strong prices for the Colourists and for contemporary Scottish artists, and an exceptional outcome for Lavery’s quintessentially Scottish golf painting, which more than doubled its estimate.
The remarkable response to our pre-sale exhibition at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh carried through on the day of the sale, with interest from both new and established collectors, 80% of the lots snapped up, and 50% of the works sold achieving figures above the high estimate. Following the momentum sparked by our recent sale of David Bowie’s personal art collection, prices for Peter Howson, John Bellany and Ken Currie went beyond expectations.
Our sales bring together the finest drawings, watercolours and oil paintings from a wide selection of Scottish artists from the late 19th and 20th centuries, including Contemporary artists, each chosen for their outstanding quality, rarity and provenance. The sale aims to showcase the diversity and talent of Scottish Art at its finest.