How much is an original Jack Vettriano painting ? Jack Vettriano’s “The Singing Butler” is one of the world’s most sought-after works of art. In 2004, the painting, which features the romantic image of a couple dancing on a storm-swept beach, was auctioned at Sotheby’s in Scotland for a record £800,000 . The Singing Butler, the Jack Vettriano painting – arguably Britain’s most popular art image but loathed by critics – last night entered the financial territory occupied by the world’s great contemporary artists when it sold at auction for £744,800. Frenzied bidding at Hopetoun House near Edinburgh led to the painting being sold . Dismissed by critics as puerile and talentless, Vettriano can claim the title of Britain’s favourite contemporary artist – and now one of its most expensive.
The image of a couple dancing on a windswept beach while a butler sings to them is Britain’s most popular art poster, outselling Monet and Van Gogh.
The beautiful natural landscape of Scotland is perfect material for classic landscape photography. The Scottish Highlands in particular offer a rugged beauty which is very rare. Rannoch Moor in the Highlands has been described as the last natural wildness in Europe . The Photogold gallery features a selection of classic landscapes of Queens View, Loch Tummel, Glencoe, Buachaille Etive Mor and many more.
I have just added three new images of Glencoe to the prints gallery.
Glencoe 20 is a late evening image available as a framed print.
Glencoe 22 features Buachaille Etive Mor , the iconic mountain in the heart of the Highlands .
Glencoe 24 is a panoramic view of the three Paps of Glencoe.
what is Glencoe famous for ?
the notorious Massacre of Glencoe ( Murt Ghlinne Comhann) took place on 13 February 1692 when 30 members of Clan Macdonald were killed . Glencoe is also Glencoe is perhaps Scotland’s most scenic glen. Glencoe is also probably Scotland’s most historic glen, and it was recently voted as Scotland’s most romantic glen.