The first of Sotheby’s bi-annual sales of Scottish Pictures is scheduled for 1 May at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Paying tribute to 20th century, the sale would feature the masterpieces and artwork from all periods and movements of Scottish Art during last century. The highlights of the exhibition would be from the Scottish Colourists, the Glasgow Boys, the Edinburgh Group and the New Glasgow Boys together with a worthy collection by Alexander Goudie. Year 2008 would witness the second year of the sales hosted at the Assembly Rooms. The eternal Colourist section of the sale will be organized by Samuel John Peploe’s (1871-1935) Cassis Harbour and John Duncan Fergusson’s (1874-1961) Bathers with Mirror.
Peploe’s French harbor scene is anticipated to fetch £80,000-120,000 while Bathers with Mirror (pictured above) is expected to generate sales of £150,000-200,000.
It portrays numerous signature elements and it is a splendid case of the latter period of his work, a phase subjugated by his high-spirited images of bathers and n****.