NEW YORK—Bonhams took in a total of £1.2million ($1.95 million) in its auction of Scottish art on August 16, with paintings by Scottish Colorist artist George Leslie Hunter and Anne Redpath (1895–1965) leading the sale. Of the works on offer, 86 percent were sold. By value the auction was 94 percent sold.
Redpath’s Still Life with Michaelmas Daisies sold for £134,000 ($209,421), far surpassing the £30,000/50,000 estimate. Cagnes, a landscape painting, sold for £114,000 ($178,164), also above its estimate of £60,000/80,000.
Hunter’s Still Life, an oil on board depicting fruit and flowers on a table, sold for £144,000 ($225,049), within the £100,000/150,000 estimate. Samuel John Peploe’s painting Iona sold for £86,000 ($134,400) against an estimate of £60,000/80,000.
Chris Brickley, Bonhams head of pictures in Edinburgh, commented, “It was a strong sale with good quality works. I’m particularly pleased to see the Redpaths doing so well and getting the recognition which her talent deserves.”
Other paintings by Redpath to bring strong prices include Houses on the Lagoon Murano, which sold for £38,400 ($60,000) on an estimate of £30,000/50,000, and In the Church of Madre Deus Lisbon, which sold for £10,800 ($16,900) on an estimate of £10,000/15,000.