George Leslie Hunter and Anne Redpath lead £1.25m Scottish art sale

Bonhams Annual Scottish Sale got off to a flying start, yesterday (August 17), taking over £1.25m during a morning of picture sales.

Anne Redpath's beautiful 1937 painting, 'Still Life with Michaelmas Daises' sold for an astonishing £134,000 well over the pre-sale estimate of £30,000- 50,000.

Meanwhile, "Cagnes" by the same artist sold for £114,000 against an estimate of £60,000 - 80,000.

George Leslie Hunter's colourful 'Still Life' was sold for £144,000
(You can see our full report here)

George Leslie Hunter's vibrantly coloured 'Still Life' made £144,000 and one of Samuel John Peploe's iconic paintings of Iona sold for £86,000.

"This was a very strong sale with good quality works," said Chris Brickley, Head of Pictures at Bonhams Edinburgh.

"I'm particularly pleased to see the Redpaths [one of Scotland's finest woman artists] doing so well and getting the recognition which her talent deserves."

Anne Redpath's beautiful 'Still Life with Michaelmas Daises' from 1937

In total the paintings sale made over £1,250,000 with 86% sold by lot and 94% sold by value.

The Scottish sale continues over the next three days and includes, tomorrow, the auction of a bottle of whisky recovered from the 'Whisky Galore' shipwreck


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