Colourists shine at Bonhams Scottish art sale in Edinburgh

The Scottish Sale
12 Sep 2013

Paintings by leading members of the Scottish Colourists performed strongly at the Scottish Pictures sale in Edinburgh today (12 September).

Cassis, the White Villa, by Francis Cadell was sold for £163,250 and another scene of the same French town, Street in Cassis, by Samuel Peploe achieved the same price. Cadell and his fellow Colourists spent many years in France and provide the most direct link between British art and the revolutionary artistic developments on the Continent in the early 1900s.

Works by Peploe were particularly popular with collectors. Still Life with Crock was bought for £142,250; Les Jardins du Luxembourg for £91,250 and Haystack for £46,850. Another picture by Cadell, The Sound of Iona, sold for £94,850.

All these painting were part of an important and comprehensive collection of Scottish Art amassed over 20 years by a private collector in Canada.

Elsewhere in the sale a beautiful canvas from the 1940s by Anne Redpath, Mixed Flowers in a Spotted Jug, sold for £82,850 far exceeding its estimate of £40,000- 60,000.


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