From Anne Redpath to Duncan Shanks

From Anne Redpath to Duncan Shanks

The Collection of the late Dr Angus Gibson

We are delighted to offer the collection of the late Dr Angus Gibson for sale to support the University of Edinburgh Art Collection in our 2021/22 season of painting auctions. The Collection consists of works by many of the leading names of modern and contemporary Scottish art, from Anne Redpath to Duncan Shanks.

 

LOT 169 | SIR WILLIAM GEORGE GILLIES C.B.E., L.L.D., R.S.A., P.R.S.W., R.A. (SCOTTISH 1898-1973) | UPLAND, LANGSHAW | Signed, oil on canvas | 36cm x 56cm (14in x 22in) | £2,000 - £3,000 + fees
 
LOT 169 | SIR WILLIAM GEORGE GILLIES C.B.E., L.L.D., R.S.A., P.R.S.W., R.A. (SCOTTISH 1898-1973) | UPLAND, LANGSHAW
Signed, oil on canvas | 36cm x 56cm (14in x 22in) | £2,000 - £3,000 + fees

 

View Lot 169 ⇒

 

Dr Gibson (1933-2020) was born in Dundee and studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He became a highly-respected paediatric pathologist based at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. In his spare time, Dr Gibson not only supported charities related to his professional interests but was also a patron of the fine arts. He hung the walls of his home with works by leading members of the ‘Edinburgh School’ including Anne Redpath, William Gillies and Robin Philipson. He also enjoyed living amidst work by other key twentieth-century Scottish artists, such as Joan Eardley, Alberto Morrocco and William McCance. Moreover, Dr Gibson had a keen eye for contemporary Scottish art and collected examples by Elizabeth Blackadder, John Houston and Duncan Shanks, amongst others.

 

LOT 176| § JOAN EARDLEY R.S.A. (SCOTTISH 1921-1963) | THE SWEE Pen and ink and watercolour | 19cm x 17cm (7.5in x 6.75in) | £2,000 - £3,000 + fees
 
LOT 176| § JOAN EARDLEY R.S.A. (SCOTTISH 1921-1963) | THE SWEE
Pen and ink and watercolour | 19cm x 17cm (7.5in x 6.75in) | £2,000 - £3,000 + fees

 

View Lot 176 ⇒

 

Dr Gibson was happy to share the pleasure his collection gave him; he lent to public exhibitions and, for example, presented a significant group of works to the National Galleries of Scotland in 2002. It is therefore entirely in character that, following his death in 2020, his collection is being sold to support the activities of his alma mater’s art collection.

 

WILLIAM MCCANCE (SCOTTISH 1894-1970) STILL LIFE WITH JUG AND FRUIT
LOT 102 | § WILLIAM MCCANCE (SCOTTISH 1894-1970) | STILL LIFE WITH JUG AND FRUIT
Signed and dated '26, pencil on buff paper | 15cm x 12.5cm (6in x 5in) | £400 - £600 + fees

 

View Lot 102 ⇒

  

The University of Edinburgh has been engaged with the practices of commissioning, purchasing and displaying the work of artists for nearly 350 years, and the present day art collection is comprised of two institutional collections – the University of Edinburgh Fine Art Collection and the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) Collection. Encompassing nearly 8,000 works produced across two millennia, it continues to be a vital tool for teaching and research within the University.

 

DUNCAN SHANKS R.S.A., R.S.W., R.G.I. (SCOTTISH 1937-) WINTER LIGHT
LOT 180 | § DUNCAN SHANKS R.S.A., R.S.W., R.G.I. (SCOTTISH 1937-) | WINTER LIGHT
Signed, mixed media on paper | 68cm x 91cm (26.75in x 36in) | £2,000 - £3,000 + fees

 

View Lot 180 ⇒

 

The funds garnered from the sale of the generous gift from Dr Gibson will greatly enhance the capacity and ongoing activities of the art collection team, and in particular support their focus on the creation of acquisition and commission opportunities for living artists.

 

ANNE REDPATH O.B.E., R.S.A., A.R.A., L.L.D., A.R.W.S., R.O.I., R.B.A. (SCOTTISH 1895-1965) SPANISH ALTAR

LOT 94 | § ANNE REDPATH O.B.E., R.S.A., A.R.A., L.L.D., A.R.W.S., R.O.I., R.B.A. (SCOTTISH 1895-1965) | SPANISH ALTAR
Mixed media | 43cm x 30.5cm (17in x 12in) | £1,500 - £2,000 + fees

 

View Lot 94 ⇒

 

Works from Dr Gibson’s collection will be offered in four of our forthcoming auctions, starting with that of Scottish Paintings and Sculpture Thursday on 09 December 2021.

 


 

Auction Information

 

SCOTTISH PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE
featuring S.J. Peploe at 150

Thursday 9th December 2021

Live Online | Edinburgh

 

View the auction catalogue ⇒ 

 

CONTEMPORARY & POST-WAR ART // PRINTS & MULTIPLES

Wednesday 19th January 2022 

Live Online | Edinburgh

 

Consign Now ⇒

 

PAINTINGS & WORKS ON PAPER

Thursday 17th March 2022 

Live Online

 

SCOTTISH PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE

Thursday 9th June 2022

Live Online | Edinburgh

 


 

Scottish Paintings & Sculpture 

 

Lyon & Turnbull’s Scottish Paintings & Sculpture specialists host two auctions per year from our Scottish auction house based in Edinburgh. Successfully selling around 90% of Scottish Colourist works handled in the last eight years, a record unmatched by our competitors – selling Scottish art in Scotland has always been a Lyon & Turnbull lynchpin. Our specialists are experts not only on the works of Scottish artists, but also on the workings of the art market, and it is this combination that fuels our on-going success in the field.

 

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