Plus Sotheby’s Scottish Art Sale Preview… Decorative Arts since 1869 at Lyon & Turnbull
Beautiful Losers’, a characteristically enigmatic painting by Jack Vettriano, is expected to fetch £150,000 to £200,000 when it comes up for auction at the next sale of Scottish art at Bonhams. Vettriano’s work commands high prices at auction. In March 2015 Bonhams sold his painting ‘Waltzers’ for £236,500. ‘Beautiful Losers’ was exhibited at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow as part of Jack Vettriano: A Retrospective in 2013-2014. By contrast, another Vettriano painting in the sale, ‘Model in White’, offers a sunnier image. Featuring a woman sitting relaxed in the light pouring through a window, this work is estimated at £40,000 to £60,000.
Decorative Arts: Design since 1860 is a wide ranging auction at Lyon & Turnbull which covers all the major design movements since 1860, including Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modernism. The sale of nearly 500 lots features furniture, British art ceramics and Glasgow Style works by designers-makers such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Jessie M. King.
The contents of the annual London sale of Scottish Art at Sotheby’s (November 22) will be previewed at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Lots include ‘The Red Chair’ (c.1925) by Scottish colourist F.C.B. Cadell (est. £250,000-350,000) and ‘The Golf Links, North Berwick’ (1922) by Sir John Lavery (est. £300,000- 500,000). One of a series of interiors painted during the 1920s in Cadell’s Edinburgh residence at 6 Ainslie Place, ‘The Red Chair’ was last offered at auction in 1989 by Sotheby’s at Hopetoun House, where it was purchased by the current owners. The Lavery painting was exhibited in Edinburgh at the National Galleries of Scotland in 2014 in The Art of Golf and was last offered at auction in 2002. The market for works by the Scottish Colourists is strong. In 2013, a painting by Cadell, ‘Re ections’, was sold by Sotheby’s for £686,500, establishing a record for the artist at auction which still stands.
November 5 to 7
Thomas R. Callan, Ayr.
Every Thursday Interior sales, incl. antiques & contemporary household furnishings
Border Auctions, Hawick October 29 & November 26 Antiques & Collectables
Swan Turner, Jedburgh October 8 Antiques & Collectables
DUNDEE & ANGUS
Taylor’s Auction Rooms, Montrose. Every fourth Saturday Antique furnishings & specialist sales
Bonhams October 12 Scottish Art, November 2 Home & Interiors, November 16 Asian Art, November 29 Jewellery
Lyon & Turnbull October 12 Jewellery, silver & watches October 26 Decorative Arts: Design since 1860 November 24 British & European Paintings
Ramsay Cornish November 12 Collectors Auction
Shapes First Saturday/month Art & Antiques
Great Western Auctions October 8 & 22, November 5 & 19 Antiques & Collectables
McTear’s October 16 Jewellery October 21 & November 25 Works of Art & Furniture October 23 & November 27 Scottish Contemporary Art November 4 Silver, Asian Works of Art and British and Continental Ceramics & Glass November 9 British & International Pictures November 20 Jewellery
Mulberry Bank Auctions October 21-22 Fine Antiques & Collectables