A lovely limited edition print, numbered 77 from a run of 550, by the renowned Scottish artist Mary Fedden. Showing a table laden with fruit and ceramics, this work is in good condition having recently been reframed and remounted. Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist.
Measures 37 cm wide by 45 cm deep (58 cm by 68 cm in its frame).
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A delightful little abstract oil on canvas by the Scottish artist Janet M. Melrose entitled “Bird and Angel”. Unframed on box canvas as intended. Signed and titled verso. In good condition.
Measures 30 cm wide by 25 cm deep.
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The year was 1745 and the Young Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie, was on the run from the English army after his defeat at Culloden. He was hiding amongst the remote glens and wild hills of the far West of Scotland when he sat down on the ruined wall of an ancient blackhouse to have a spot of lunch. Unbeknown to the Prince, an adder was also occupying the old dyke, asleep in the sun and was not best pleased when the prince sat down on top of him. The adder’s first instinct was to bite Charlie, which would have been most unfortunate since the prince, like any true Highlander, wasn’t wearing anything under his kilt. But the adder had Jacobite sympathies and resisted the temptation to sink his fangs into the fragrant rump of the Young Pretender. The Prince tried to thank the adder for his forbearance, uttering “Merci beaucoup, tu est mon serpent favori” or words to that effect, but the snake did not speak French and hadn’t a clue what his Royal friend was saying. Flora Macdonald, who was there among the Prince’s motley crew of supporters, explained to the snake that the prince was saying thanks and that he was now Charlie’s favourite snake – “By Royal Appointment” – so to speak. Then the prince went on to say…”Je suis comme le roi d’un pays pluvieux” which again left the snake a bit bewildered. The loyal Flora wasn’t much help either and said to the snake that she didn’t know what the bonny prince was on about. “I dinner ken,” she added, “and in any case how am I supposed to know since the man who wrote these words has not been born yet?” The Prince then stood up and made to set off on his way. “Robert The Bruce has got his spider”, he shouted, “And now I’ve gone one better with my very own snake.’ With that he vanished into the damp mists, bogs and waste-high heather of the far West.
This then, in industrial strength wood and metal filler. epoxy resin, acrylic paint and hundreds of individually hand-cut rusty fence staples, is my tribute to that most forbearing of snakes.
Measures 70 cm wide by 59 cm deep in its frame (weighs a tonne).
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A very nice little etching showing the town of Chablis in France by the Scottish artist Alec Coutts Fraser. Signed and titled in pencil and in good condition.
Measures 28.5 cm wide by 13 cm deep (50.5 cm by 36 cm in its frame).
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A very nice limited edition print, numbered 280 from a run of 500, by the Scottish artist Alberto Morrocco. Signed and numbered in pencil and in its original frame and mount.
Measures 27 cm wide by 33 cm deep (53 cm by 60 in its frame).
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A lovely oil on board by the contemporary Highland-based artist Alan Macdonald showing a mountain landscape with a loch in the middle distance. Signed lower left by the artist and in good condition in its original frame.
Measures 92 cm wide by 59 cm deep (112 cm by 79 cm in its frame).
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A lovely oil on canvas showing a hilly landscape with gnarled trees in the foreground and buildings behind. Signed “Davies” and in good condition in its original frame.
Measures 60 cm wide by 50 cm deep (74 cm by 64 cm in its frame).
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A vibrant coastal landscape entitled, verso, Le Treport Near Dieppe. Signed indistinctly – looks like “Colin” Davies, and dated 1975 by the artist, this oil on canvas is in good condition in its original frame. I have no information about the artist.
Measures 60 cm wide by 50m deep (74 cm by 64 cm in its frame`).
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A small abstract landscape entitled “Winter Morning” by the Ross-shire-based contemporary artist Pat Semple. Signed lower left and in good condition in its original frame. This work bears a label, verso, indicating that it was exhibited in 1994 at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh in a joint show by Semple and her late husband, the artist and teacher Derek Clarke, entitled “Two Artists – One Place”.
Measures 18 cm wide by 15 cm deep (31 cm by 25 cm in its frame).
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A lively oil on canvas in the Colourist style by the Scottish artist James Robert Wallace Orr entitled, verso, “Memories Of Colonsay” showing a choppy sea with hills in the distance. In good condition in its original frame and signed and dated 1974 by the artist.
Measures 32 cm wide by 23 cm deep (51 cm by 41 in its frame).
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