A selection of works from the Studio of the much-loved Scottish painter and teacher Alberto Morrocco are included in the Pictures Sale tomorrow at Bonhams.

Danny McIlwraith of Bonhams with one of Alberto Morrocco’s works behind him which is featured in the sale catalogue

The paintings cover many aspects of Morrocco’s career and include:

  • Life Class (A Triptych) which reveals Morrocco’s admiration for the work of Picasso. Estimated at £30,000-50,000
Tommy Alexander and Danny McIlwraith carefully posed with two parts of the triptych which is expected to fetch up to £50,000
  • Night Fishermen (£6,000-8,000). One of several large-scale, powerful images of fishermen painted during the later 1960s, often in Sicily, at Fondachello.
Lorna MacGregor of Bonhams admiring the real thing


  • The Basilica Di San Marco, Moonlight (£12,000-18,000). Venice was a favourite city of the artist, and he painted it many times throughout his life.
  • Aberdeen, the Bay at Gourdon (£3,000-5,000).  Morrocco was particularly attached to the countryside around Aberdeen and Dundee, where he was Head of the School of Painting at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, now part of Dundee University.
  • Table Top Still Life (£3,000-5,000), informed by his love of Bonnard and Picasso, with flowers, fruit and colourful cloths tumbling to the fore.


Sale: Paintings to include a Studio Selection by Alberto Morrocco

Location: 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2

Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017 2.00 p.m.