Lyon & Turnbull

Established in Edinburgh in 1826, Lyon & Turnbull are Scotland's oldest firm of auctioneers. Lyon & Turnbull are now becoming identified on an international stage, setting world record prices for British and continental paintings along with outstanding results in other areas, such as jewellery, silver, furniture, ceramics, books and decorative arts. This has been aided by our marketing alliance with Freeman's, America's oldest auction house, since 2000. Both companies strive to employ the latest marketing techniques and share our expertise to extend our reach. This is demonstrated most notably through our cooperation in selling works of art in the most advantageous venue, leading to some exceptional prices. Responding to the growth of business from Southern England, 2006 saw the opening of the London Gallery in Pall Mall, which holds regular exhibitions and events as well as advance previews of selected items from forthcoming sales. Building on this presence, January 2008 saw our inaugural London sale, when The Deloitte Art Collection was auctioned in the Royal Academy of Arts to widespread interest. Due to the increasing volume of business from the West of Scotland, 2008 also saw the Glasgow office move to a larger and more prominent gallery site on Bath Street, the city's traditional art and antiques centre.

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[§] PETER HOWSON (SCOTTISH B.1958) THE MINERS Signed

[§] PETER HOWSON (SCOTTISH B.1958) THE MINERS Signed, pastel 60cm x 46cm (23.5in x 18in) Estimate £ 2,000-3,000 Note: Peter Howson is arguably one of the finest and certainly one of the most controversial British painters of the late 20th and 21st centuries. Born in London in 1958, he moved with his parents to Scotland aged four and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1975 - 1977, under Sandy Moffat. On graduating, he took on various jobs, including nightclub bouncer and supermarket manager before enlisting as a private soldier in the Royal Highland Fusiliers. In 1979, disenchanted with the army, he returned to art school and from 1981 began to show at Edinburgh's influential 369 Gallery. What might be said to be Howson's signature style first emerged in a series of murals made for Feltham Community Association in London in 1982, painted in an urban realist manner. He quickly developed this into a style highly reminiscent of Max Beckmann, with exaggerated musculature, sinister characters and voluptuous nudes. He also embraced Beckmann's subject matter of extreme physical cruelty, depravity and dysfunctional behaviour. He was further influenced by the Mexican muralists of the early 20th century including Hidalgo, Rivera and Clemente. In his early works such as these offered here for sale, Howson concentrated on characterizations of working class men, at the gym, at football matches, in the pub, or merely in a crowd. The exemplar was his iconic painting The Heroic Dosser (1987, National Galleries of Scotland). Tied up with such subject matter were his own memories of the brutality of his life as a soldier, together with his having been victimized and bullied at school and the sexual abuse he had suffered as a child. All of these fed into an art that became ever more brutal. It was almost inevitable, given the honesty, and graphically human monumentality of his work, that In 1992 Howson should have been commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to record the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and a year later been appointed official British war artist for Bosnia. The effect on the artist however, was near catastrophic and he suffered a breakdown. In fact Howson had always lived in a constant state of nervous anxiety. He suffers from Asperger's syndrome, an autistic condition that manifests itself principally in an unusual memory for detail and an obsessive need for routine. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Howson's work continued to display increasing levels of violence and voyeuristic sexuality. In 2000 Howson was treated for long-term alcoholism and drug addiction and that same year, possibly as result of this treatment, famously underwent a conversion to Christianity. Thereafter for a while, his work began to exhibit a strong religious content. Today, as always enigmatic, shy and unpredictable, he remains one of the most fascinating figures in 20th century British art, reflected by high profile patrons including David Bowie, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Nicholson and Madonna, who had apparently hung one of his canvases in her bedroom. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live OnlineBid on the Telephone, [§] PETER HOWSON (SCOTTISH B.1958), Estimate £ 2,000-3,000, Note: Peter Howson is arguably one of the finest and certainly one of the most controversial British painters of the late 20th and 21st centuries. Born in London in 1958, he moved with his parents to Scotland aged four and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1975 - 1977, under Sandy Moffat. On graduating, he took on various jobs, including nightclub bouncer and supermarket manager before enlisting as a private soldier in the Royal Highland Fusiliers. In 1979, disenchanted with the army, he returned to art school and from 1981 began to show at Edinburgh's influential 369 Gallery. What might be said to be Howson's signature style first emerged in a series of murals made for Feltham Community Association in London in 1982, painted in an urban realist manner. He quickly developed this into a style highly reminiscent of Max Beckmann, with exaggerated musculature, sinister characters and voluptuous nudes. He also embraced Beckmann's subject matter of extreme physical cruelty, depravity and dysfunctional behaviour. He was further influenced by the Mexican muralists of the early 20th century including Hidalgo, Rivera and Clemente. In his early works such as these offered here for sale, Howson concentrated on characterizations of working class men, at the gym, at football matches, in the pub, or merely in a crowd. The exemplar was his iconic painting The Heroic Dosser (1987, National Galleries of Scotland). Tied up with such subject matter were his own memories of the brutality of his life as a soldier, together with his having been victimized and bullied at school and the sexual abuse he had suffered as a child. All of these fed into an art that became ever more brutal. It was almost inevitable, given the honesty, and graphically human monumentality of his work, that In 1992 Howson should have been commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to record the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and a year later been appointed official British war artist for Bosnia. The effect on the artist however, was near catastrophic and he suffered a breakdown. In fact Howson had always lived in a constant state of nervous anxiety. He suffers from Asperger's syndrome, an autistic condition that manifests itself principally in an unusual memory for detail and an obsessive need for routine. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Howson's work continued to display increasing levels of violence and voyeuristic sexuality. In 2000 Howson was treated for long-term alcoholism and drug addiction and that same year, possibly as result of this treatment, famously underwent a conversion to Christianity. Thereafter for a while, his work began to exhibit a strong religious content. Today, as always enigmatic, shy and unpredictable, he remains one of the most fascinating figures in 20th century British art, reflected by high profile patrons including David Bowie, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Nicholson and Madonna, who had apparently hung one of his canvases in her bedroom. The Heroic Dosser, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live OnlineBid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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A pair of 19th century Alloa brown glazed spaniels, by John Petrie, impressed marks (2)
A pair of 19th century Alloa brown glazed spaniels\nby John Petrie, impressed marks (2)\n30cm high Lyon & Turnbull
Macdonalds of Sandside, Hunting & Polo, Hunting Diaries: Ireland and the Cotswolds: 15 hunting diaries, written mainly in old army...
Macdonalds of Sandside, Hunting & Polo\nHunting Diaries: Ireland and the Cotswolds: 15 hunting diaries, written mainly in old army books, covering the seasons 1904-1934 kept by Mary Macdonald. Often hunting four days a week, the notes cover outings with numerous hunts including Vale of the White Horse (Bathurst), Heythrop, Old Berkshire, East Hambledon, West Hambledon, Garth, S Berks, Vine, Cotswold, Kildare, Carlow, Albrighton, Cheshire, Beaufort, Westmeath, Galway, Queen's County, Grove, Lady Crave's, Belvoir, Rufford, and Eat Kilkenny; A 1930's photograph album of Lt. J.R.G. Macdonald, 1st Royal Fusiliers centred around his polo ponies in India, photographs of ponies, with details of matches Lyon & Turnbull
A bronzed horse, After Mene
A bronzed horse\nAfter Mene\n\nlater casting, standing on a naturalistic base\n30cm wide, 24cm high Lyon & Turnbull
A pair of early 19th century mounted glass castors and matching sugar bowl,, with hob nail cut decoration, simple mounts and engraved...
A pair of early 19th century mounted glass castors and matching sugar bowl,\n\nwith hob nail cut decoration, simple mounts and engraved covers, each raised on a simple square base\n23cm high Lyon & Turnbull
Two similar mahogany Chippendale style side chairs, each with serpentine top-rail with scrolling canted corners over a pierced interlaced...
Two similar mahogany Chippendale style side chairs\n\neach with serpentine top-rail with scrolling canted corners over a pierced interlaced vertical splat, the foliate needle point seat raised on square legs united by stretchers; and an oak side chair, the serpentine top-rail with ebony and box wood inlay, panelled back , moulded planked seat, raised on block and turned legs united by a spiraly turned stretcher (3) Lyon & Turnbull
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