Auction Record price for Herbert Whone painting

In our Winter Fine Art and Antiques two-day auction a new record was set for the artist Herbert Whone.

Selling for £13,200 (buyer’s premium included) it soared past estimate to become the highest auction price ever achieved for this talented artist.

Lot 978 was an oil on canvas painting entitled ‘Close Entrance with Bridge Lamp, Bridgton 1962’. It caught the attention of many private collectors who battled on the telephone, in the saleroom and online to become the proud new owner of this iconic work.

Born in Yorkshire, Whone is an artist in the broadest sense. Trained as a violinist, he was a member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and during the 1950s and 60s, was the Deputy Leader of the Scottish National Orchestra. When in Glasgow Whone spent time capturing on canvas the fast changing character of this inspiring city.  Recording tenement life, the disappearance of the trams, gas lamps and Industry, his work has become an important representation of Glasgow’s story.  The painting features in Whone’s book ‘Glasgow In Transition’, a publication containing several of his works.

As the results of our Fine Art & Antiques auctions demonstrate, Scottish art is highly sought after, bidding competitive and prices achieved strong. Both Private Collectors and the trade are eager to add key works to the their collection.

In 2017 we will be holding four Fine Art and Antiques Auctions throughout the year. We are currently inviting entries for our Spring sale to be held on the 24th and 25th March.

We will be holding a Special Valuation Day for Paintings, Watercolours, Sculpture & Prints on Monday 23rd January 2017 10am-3pm. For appointments please telephone David Convery on 0141 954 1500

Also our Specialists are available for Valuations every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at our premises