Scottish Art Consignment
Sotheby’s is the established market leader for Scottish Art having pioneered and led the market for over four decades. We hold a dedicated annual sale in London, as well as a travelling exhibition to Edinburgh. In the last two years, Sotheby’s Scottish Art Sales have totalled over £10 million with exceptional prices for works by Sir John Lavery, The Scottish Colourists, The Glasgow Boys, Anne Redpath, Sir Robin Philipson, Joan Eardley, John Bellany, Peter Howson and many others.
In 2018, Sotheby’s was delighted to offer The Colourists: Pictures from the Harrison Collection, a unique single owner collection of works once owned by Major Ion R. Harrison, an important patron and friend of the Colourists. The sale totalled over £4.5 million and set a new auction record for Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell and reinforced Sotheby’s position as the leading auction house for the work of the Scottish Colourists. To learn about the value of your Scottish art, simply submit images and information to Sotheby's through our easy-to-use online estimate form. Our team of specialists will review your submission and issue preliminary estimates for items that can be included in our sales.
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Scottish Paintings Consigned with Sotheby's
Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time to sell my Scottish art?Exceptional Scottish artwork is in demand throughout the year. There is no better time to consign a Scottish painting, drawing or sculpture with Sotheby’s. We have the unrivalled ability to maximise the value of your artwork through our international network as we leverage our extensive knowledge of collectors and new buyers alike. If you wish to sell a Scottish painting or consign Scottish artwork, simply send photographs, paperwork and other background information to Sotheby’s for a free estimate.
- Why is Scottish Art highly collectible?Scottish Art is a highly collectible area of the British Art market with many of Britain’s greatest painters of the 19th and 20th centuries hailing from Scotland. The market is led by the Scottish Colourists and a group of modern avant-garde painters. The work of the Colourists is highly desirable and collectible and Sotheby’s have set many auction records in recent years. The work of a number of post-war Scottish artists is becoming increasingly collectible with the markets for artists such as Joan Eardley and John Bellany continuing to grow.
- Should I sell my Scottish painting through an auction or dealer?Sotheby’s is the established market leader for Scottish Art with a dedicated annual sale in London, as well as a travelling exhibition to Edinburgh. Our auctions are followed by an international audience of top galleries, dealers and private collectors. When you sell a Scottish painting, drawing or sculpture in a Sotheby’s auction, you gain exposure to a large and competitive group of global buyers who aggressively compete to purchase fine art. When you are ready to consign a Scottish painting , Sotheby’s can help you realise the highest price.
Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy, consign and sell a Scottish painting, drawing, sculpture or other artwork by a Scottish artist such as Samuel John Peploe, George Leslie Hunter, Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, John Duncan Fergusson, Sir John Lavery, The Colourists, The Glasgow Boys, Anne Redpath, Sir Robin Philipson, Joan Eardley, John Bellany, Peter Howson and many others.