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Colourist painting auctions for over £420,000 at Bonhams Scottish sale

Colourist painting auctions for over £420,000 at Bonhams Scottish sale

An important still life by the Scottish Colourist, Samuel Peploe, was auctioned on August 20 for £421,250 at Bonhams Annual Scottish Sale Part I in Edinburgh. Still Life of Mixed Roses in Chinese Vase, which had been estimated at £200,000-300,000, was painted at a pivotal moment in Peploe’s artistic career. In the early 1900s Peploe […]

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Painting of Edinburgh Castle for auction at Bonhams annual Scottish sale

Painting of Edinburgh Castle for auction at Bonhams annual Scottish sale

A recently rediscovered painting of Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street as it would have appeared to the Victorians is for sale at Bonhams Scottish Sale Part I in Edinburgh on 20 August. It is estimated at £100,000-150,000. The huge canvas – it is over 5ft high – was painted in the early 1860s by the […]

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Dorotheum to auction New Horse Guards from St James’s Park by Canaletto

Dorotheum to auction New Horse Guards from St James’s Park by Canaletto

New Horse Guards from St James’s Park by Canaletto, a rare view of the London landmark under construction in 1753, will be sold by one of Europe’s largest auction houses, Dorotheum in Vienna, in a sale of Old Master Paintings on Wednesday 17 October 2012 when it is estimated to fetch €2-3 million. In the […]

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Bonhams 19th Century Paintings & Watercolors Sale tops £2M

Bonhams 19th Century Paintings & Watercolors Sale tops £2M

The July auction of 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors saw some excellent prices across the sale, with a total of £2.1 million, and a selling rate of 70%. Among the highlights were a world-record £289,000 for Philip Hermogenes Calderon’s iconic image, “Captain of the eleven,” a wonderful depiction of Victorian childhood. Bonhams continues to […]

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