Last nights sale (31st August) of major Colourist paintings and works by other Scottish artists at Bonhams
in Edinburgh made an astonishing total of £3m.
Among the highlights were:
*'Flowers and Fruit' by Samuel Peploe which sold for £512,800
*'The Artist's Drawing Room' by Francis Cadell which made £400,800 making it the second highest Cadell to be sold at auction.
*John Fergusson's `At the Milliner's Paris was sold for £222,000. In all seven painting made over £100,000.
Bonhams Managing Director in Scotland, Miranda Grant, said, This is an amazing result. Bonhams is the only international auction house to hold sales of Scottish art in Scotland. We believe that our distinct Scottish identity supported by our international reach is good for sellers and buyers alike and this evenings sale has justified our confidence.
Bonhams Head of Pictures in Scotland, Chris Brickley, said, We had an exceptional selection of pictures for this sale and I am not surprised that bidding was so competitive. This was an excellent opportunity to acquire works of the highest quality by some of the biggest names in Scottish art.