Bonhams Scottish Art sale | Bonhams, 22 Queen Street Edinburgh|  Wednesday 11 October).


Next week at Bonhams there is the annual sale of Scottish Art. We spoke with Chris Brickley Head of Pictures at Bonhams who told us why the Peploe they have on sale is so special.

More information about the other lots here.

Leading lots include:

  • Still life with Roses in a Chinese Vase, a classic still life by the Scottish Colourist Samuel Peploe, estimated at £300,000-500,000. The painting, which has been in the same family since the 1920s and is completely fresh to the market, is a characteristic Peploe ‘rose’ oil and features many of the artist’s favoured motifs – Chinese vase, fruit, fan and roses.


  • A Summer Evening on the Musselburgh Links: Golfers, Charles Lees, estimated at £300,000-500,000. Fife born Lees (1800-1880) painted the celebrated A Grand Match Played Over St Andrews Links, which now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh.


  • The Rainbow by John Bellany painted in 1972, and estimated at £12,000-18,000. Bellany’s works of the period often make reference to family, and the Calvinist oppression he knew from his childhood in Port Seton.