The Singing Butler by Jack Vettriano
The Singing Butler is unquestionably the most iconic and popular image by Jack Vettriano. The image is now over 20 years old and still selling strong .
Vettriano is still a working artist and releasing new images of his work. Recently the print Diva , a signed Limited Edition Giclee Print was published .
Bluebird at Bonneville by Scottish artist Jack Vettriano is probably one of his more popular images .
Such is the demand for the The Singing Butler that a sketch by Jack Vettriano of his most famous image sold at auction for just under £40,000. The money went to the St Andrews University Students Charity fund . Vettriano impressed students by producing the sketch in under an hour during a masterclass at the University a few years ago .
Mr Vettriano and the university principal Dr Brian Lang decided to offer the sketch to the students to sell after hearing of their fund-raising efforts.
It sold for £39,650, almost double its estimated price, when it went under the hammer at Sotheby’s Scottish pictures sale at Gleneagles Hotel.
The Singing Butler sketch was bought by a UK private collector and it went on to play a starring role in Vettriano’s retrospective on show at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow .