Media Release: Photo call – Bonhams annual Scottish sale, April 10, 11am

Highlights include Colourist paintings, Oor Wullie albums, Wemyss figures, fine furniture and much more

THE photo call for Bonhams annual Scottish Sale will take place at 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh on Thursday 10 April at 11.00.

As usual, the sale features the best of all things Scottish and this year includes:

* Paintings by the Scottish Colourists and other leading Scottish painters of which three works by Francis Cadell stand out. Two glittering views of Iona estimated at £70,000-100,000 and £60,000-80,000 and Summer Garden, estimated at £70,000-90,000.

 * The very first ‘The Broons’ and ‘Oor Wullie’ albums from the 1940s.

 * A wide selection of the much loved and world famous Wemyss pottery figures.

* A huge and impressive silver centrepiece depicting The Ages of the World presented by ‘gentlemen connected with the West of Scotland interested in the cause of Sabbath Observance, Good Order and Sobriety’.

The Scottish Sale, which is now in its 15th year, has traditionally been held in the autumn but has now moved to its permanent new date of late Spring.

All the major names in Scottish art are featured in the sale which also includes a huge range of objects related to Scotland from highland dress, to silver and glass; from books and furniture to whisky and ceramics.

The sale will take place at Bonhams Edinburgh saleroom, 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JJ over two days, 15 and 15 April.


For further information and images call Andrew Currie on +44 (0)207 468 5871, or email or


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale.

In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America.

Today, Bonhams offers sales through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland.

Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas.

For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to

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