Founded in Edinburgh in 1826, Lyon & Turnbull is Scotland's oldest auction house. On 14th May, a magnificent collection of European paintings dating from the 17th to the 20th century will go under the hammer. Check out a selection of favourites not to be missed.

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blog (2) Sir William Russell Flint, Portrait of Nicolette
Estimate: £8 000-12 000

Sir William Russell Flint ws a Scottish painter (1880 - 1969) known for his watercolours of women. He was born in Edinburgh, and extensively studied lithography at the Royal Institute of Art. For many years he worked as an illustrator. Despite strong commercial success, William Russell Flint was not short of his critics, shocked by eroticism that emanates from his paintings of women.

blog (3) Richard Wilson R.A, The Tombe of Horatii & Curiatii
Estimate: £15 000-20 000

Today, Richard Wilson (1714-1782) is considered one of the pioneers of British naturalist painting, he began his career working as a student portraitist of Thomas Wright. Between 1750 and 1757 he travelled to Italy to focus solely on landscape painting.

blog (4) Juriaen Van Streek, A Still Life of Lemons, Peaches and Grapes in a Niche with Swags
Estimate: £5 000-7 000

Juriaen van Streeck was a painter who excelled in still life, evident in this painting. The contrast in this work is striking work - from the dark alcove with bright fruit to the centre of the composition to the cords and rings that are defined as they catch the light.

blog (5) James Saint, Full Length Portrait of Mary Fothergill and her Children Richard and Mary
Estimate: £6 000-8 000

James Sant (1820 - 1916) was one of the most famous portrait painters of his generation. A member of the Royal Academy, he exhibited between 1840 and 1904 and was chosen as the official portraitist of the royal family.

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