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Still Life with Coffee Pot set to beat The Singing Butler's price at auction

In 2004 Jack Vettriano’s painting of The Singing Butler set a record price for a Scottish painting. It sold for £744,500. Samuel Peploe’s Still Life with Coffee Pot might beat this record at auction in May. Auctioneer Christie’s have put an estimate of £1.2 million on the work.

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK's first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998 http://www.photogold.co.uk

The Singing Butler ( part 2 ) – Jack Vettriano classic image

The Singing Butler canvas print

A sketch by Jack Vettriano of his most famous image , The Singing Butler , has sold at auction for just under £40,000. The money goes to the St Andrews University Students Charity fund . Vettriano produced the sketch in under an hour during a masterclass at the University a few years ago . Mr…

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK's first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998 http://www.photogold.co.uk

Art reaches new heights

Andre Zlattinger is a senior director in the British paintings department at Sotheby’s and, as head of Scottish sales, handled record-breaking auctions such as Jack Vettriano’s The Singing Butler. In his spare time he is a keen mountaineer and last month he was on the edge of Everest’s “death zone”, preparing to strike out for…

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK's first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998 http://www.photogold.co.uk