Art rarities from ‘fifth Scots Colourist’ go under hammer
A RARE collection of works by the artist known as “the fifth Scottish Colourist” has sold for more than £100,000 at auction.
The six works by John McLaughlin Milne, part of a private collection, were sold by Lindsay Burns and Co. in Perth.
The most highly valued picture was an oil painting of the Port of St Tropez, which eventually fetched £36,800.
Pink Roses, the only still life in the collection, went for £22,800, alongside views of the Isle of Arran and other scenes, which fetched a total of £106,800.
Auctioneer Nick Burns said yesterday that the pictures had been bought by the seller’s family in the early 20th century. He said: “We were excited to get the chance to sell them.”
Milne, 1885-1957, was raised in Edinburgh.
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