Bonhams is firmly established as market leader for Scottish Art, having sold more than £13m of pictures since 2011.
The work of the Scottish Colourists accounts for £7m of this sum, more than any other auction house, with prices for Peploe, Fergusson and Cadell among the highest ever achieved on the open market.
Our selling rates consistently exceed 80% (75% for the Colourists), testimony to our unrivaled knowledge of the market. Over 60% of our pictures find buyers in Scotland, including a significant proportion of the highest-value lots.
Since 2011, we have sold the three most important private collections of Scottish art to be offered at auction. Sourced in the UK, US and Canada, these exceeded £5m. We have also staged previews in New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and Paris, confirming our commitment to exposing the finest Scottish art on a global stage.
Our minimum three center previews, typically New Bond St, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, ensures your artwork maximum exposure in the key locations.
Bonhams' annual Scottish Sale has long been the premier sale of its type, and has in the past achieved record prices for artists as significant and varied as Leslie Hunter, Stanley Cursiter, Anne Redpath and William Gillies. Other artists currently in particular demand are the Scottish Colourists, Glasgow Boys, Joan Eardley, Alberto Morrocco and Edinburgh School.