Auction of Jack’s early possessions

Jack Vettriano (picture Robert Perry)
Jack Vettriano (picture Robert Perry)

Leven painter Jack Vettriano – Scotland’s most famous living artist – is the subject of interest at a special auction tomorrow (Thursday).

The artist was in Edinburgh this week to preview the sale of some of his possessions, including his first easel at which his early works were painted.

The auction is at 11.00 a.m. in Bonhams, 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh.

Bonhams’ head of furniture in Scotland, Bruce Addison, said: “The star of the show is the Winsor and Newton easel that Jack Vettriano used in the early days of his career and has kept for over 40 years.

“For the many fans of his work, this would be a prized possession.”

The easel is estimated at £800-1200.

In total, the sale of Jack’s effects, which include furniture and a fine bust of Plato, is estimated to make around £22,000.

Studies of two Vettriano paintings will also be offered for sale.

The study for ‘The Remains of Love’ is estimated at £8000-12,000 and that for ‘An Unexpected Guest’ at £10,000-15,000.

Earlier this year, a n exhibition at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, celebrating Jack’s career, broke all attendance records.