Scottish works of art to be sold as part of a multi-million pound auction have been put on display in Edinburgh.
Masterworks by Scottish colourists take prominence in Sotheby’s Exhibition of Scottish Pictures this week, from Tuesday to Thursday, prior to their sale in London next month.
The paintings will contribute to an auction of 185 lots estimated to sell for more than £7 million.
The sale titled British and Irish Art: Victorian – Early 20th Century – Sporting & Marine – Scottish – Irish marks a redesign of Sotheby’s traditional auctions of this time period and style of work.
The exhibition in Edinburgh showcases various significant Scottish works including The Red Fan painting from the mid 1920s by Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell who lived in Edinburgh.
This will be the first time this work as come to auction since it was bought in 1930 for £35 and is estimated to fetch between £250,000 and £350,000 on Thursday, May 10.
Another piece by Cadell, Lunga from Iona captures the tranquil landscape of the Scottish islands and has been priced at £20,000 to £30,000.
Also on sale is the Pink Rose in Glass Vase with Fruit by Samuel John Peploe who was regarded as one of the most influential painters in twentieth-century British art.
George Leslie Hunter was considered to be one of the leading still life painters of last century and three of his paintings are up for sale.
His Still Life with Fruit and Roses shows the influence of 17th Century Dutch still life painters and French artist Chardin from the 18th Century. It is estimated at £70,000 to £100,000 while his Still Life with Fruit and Roses in a Wine glass is expected to sell for up to £250,000. His third painting, On the Beach, South of France should sell for £30,000 to £50,000.
These Scottish works will be on display at The Dovecot Studios until Thursday, April 19 before the Sotheby’s auction in London on May 10.