A new Jack Vettriano is for sale – Fish Teas – described as one of the “finest examples” of Jack Vettriano’s works.
The Fife artist’s Fish Teas will be auctioned next week at a sale of contemporary and post-war art at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh.
In 2009, the painting was reportedly part of a £20 million collection gathered by RBS as it swallowed up its rivals.
However, the Antiques Roadshow’s Charlotte Riordan, an associate director with Lyon & Turnbull, could not say who owned the work because of client confidentiality.
She said that Vettriano’s paintings did not often come to market, and added: “It’s one of the nicest examples we’ve seen of Vettriano’s work … a good example from a good stage in his career.”
Vettriano’s best-known painting is The Singing Butler, which sold for £744,800 in 2004.
Fish Teas will be auctioned online on January 27 and is expected to fetch between £30,000-£50,000. This image has never been available as a limited edition print.
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Jack Vettriano was born in St Andrews , Fife, Scotland in 1951 and grew up in the mining town of Methil . He was raised in poverty – he lived with his mother, father and older brother in a spartan miner’s house, sharing a bed with his brother and wearing hand-me-down clothes. From the age of 10, his father sent him out doing any job that would earn money. His father took half his earnings. After leaving school at 15, he followed his father down the mine, working as an apprentice engineer. Vettriano took up painting as a hobby in the 1970s when a girlfriend bought him a set of watercolours for his birthday and from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint.
In 1984, Vettriano first submitted his work to an art exhibition in the museum . Jack Nicholson, Sir Alex Ferguson , Sir Terence Conran and Sir Tim Rice are amongst his fans .
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