13th Apr, 2023 10:30

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 82


oil on canvas, signed, titled label verso

image size 102cm x 102cm, overall size 123cm x 123cm

Label verso: Thompson's Marylebone, London.
Note: In the inaugural Scottish Contemporary Art Auction staged by McTear's on 22nd November 2008, "Pink Tutu Tune" by Muriel Barclay sold for £7475 (premium) which was widely reported to be a record price for any maiden painting at public auction by a Scottish artist (past or present). Muriel Barclay is one of Scotland's most successful living artists and her exhibiting history is impressive. Her paintings are enthusiastically collected around the UK and auction appearances of her larger paintings, such as "Leg Pulling", are extremely rare. Collections include: Sir Arnold Clark, Lord Harris, The Sultan of Brunei, Alex McLeish, Sir Jack Harvey, HBOS, Biggart Baillie, Arisaig Partners, Ernie Els (golfer) and numerous other prestigious corporate and private collections worldwide. In The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction of 13th December 2020 "Peace Delegation" (a 77 x 87cm oil, lot 612) by Barclay, sold for £5500 (hammer) and in The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction of 24th October 2021 lot 836 "Venice" by Muriel Barclay sold for £6000 (hammer).


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Sold for £2,600
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500

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