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Bonhams tees off Scottish sale with Turnberry painting

12.05am 13th July 2009 - Salesroom & Memorabilia

A rare painting of this year’s Open venue, Turnberry, by renowned Scottish landscape painter George Houston (1869-1947) will be offered at Bonhams Scottish Sale in Edinburgh on 21st. August.
Painted in the 1930’s, it depicts a view over the course and the lighthouse to Arran, with golfers in mid-ground. The painting captures adroitly the characteristic light of the area.  It is expected to fetch £12,000-18,000.
Chris Brickley, Head of Pictures for Bonhams in Scotland, says: “Houston is one of Scotland’s most popular 20th Century landscape painters.  The golfing market is always eagerly contested, and I am sure there are any number of golfing fans at this year’s Open who would love this oil as a memento.”
George Houston was a prolific painter in oil and watercolour. He specialized in painting landscapes of Ayrshire and Argyllshire, Scotland. He was particularly noted for creating atmosphere, climatic conditions and season in each of his scenes.
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world‘s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The auction of Golfing Memorabilia takes place at the Chester sale room on Saturday 25th July.

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