Five Scottish and Irish pictures offered at under £1000 on

Early December sees a good number of Scottish and Irish art sales hosted on While key works by the most famous artists can make substantial sums, there’s also plenty on offer further down the price scale.

Charles Stenhouse painting

‘Fishing boats at harbour’ by Charles Stenhouse – estimated at £300-500 at Great Western Auctions.

1. Charles Stenhouse’s fishing scene

Dundee-born landscape painter Charles Stenhouse (1878-c.1946) trained at the Glasgow School of Art before later moving to Crail, a small coastal town in the East Neuk of Fife.

While living there, he focused on mainly seascapes and harbour scenes, such as this trademark 20in x 2ft (51 x 61cm) oil on canvas of fishing boats.

Signed and dated 1924, it is estimated at £300-500 at Great Western Auctions in Glasgow on November 29-30.

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2. George Russell’s portrait drawing

Irene Haugh by George Russell

A drawing of Irene Haugh by George Russell – estimated at €600-800 at Whyte’s.

George William Russell (1867-1935) was born in Co. Amargh and moved to Dublin as a child. He later became a well-known poet, mystic, painter, economist and political figure in support of Irish nationalist causes.

He is often known by his pseudonym ‘AE’ which he derived from the word ‘Aeon’.

This 13.25 x 9.5in (34 x 24cm) pencil drawing, signed with Russell’s ‘AE’ monogram, depicts Irene Haugh, a poet herself who acted as his secretary and contributed much verse to the pages of Russell's Irish Statesman periodical.

She later published her own collection of poetry, The Valley of the Bells, with a preface by Russell.

The drawing is estimated at €600-800 at Whyte’s sale in Dublin on December 2.

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3. Ronald Ossory Dunlop’s seascape

‘Figure on the Shore’ by Ronald Ossory Dunlop

‘Figure on the Shore’ by Ronald Ossory Dunlop – estimated at €400-600 at Adam’s.

A seascape by Irish author and painter Ronald Ossory Dunlop (1894-1973) will be offered at Adam’s of Dublin on December 4.

The painter who studied at Manchester and Wimbledon Schools of Art, as well as in Paris (and helped found the ‘Emotionist Group’), produced works ranging from landscapes to figurative studies to still lifes.

This 13.75 x 17.75in (35 x 45cm) signed oil on canvas of figures on a shore is estimated at €400-600.

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4. William Frazer’s Norfolk scene

William Miller Frazer painting

A view of Coltishall, Norfolk by William Miller Frazer – estimated at £500-800 at Lyon & Turnbull.

Landscape artist William Miller Frazer was born in Scone, Perth and travelled widely during his career to places including Algeria, Holland, Italy and Norway.

However, he was also drawn to the Norfolk broads and fens and produced a number of works depicting the region.

This 10in x 14in (25.5cm x 36cm) signed oil on board depicts Coltishall, Norfolk and is estimated at £500-800 at Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh on December 5.

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5. Muirhead Bone print

Lithograph by Sir Muirhead Bone

A lithograph by Sir Muirhead Bone – estimated at £60-90 at McTears.

Glasgow-born Sir Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) is most celebrated for his detailed topographical and architectural drawings and prints.

However, a lot showing his versatility will be offered at McTear’s on December 8, a 7.75 x 11.75in (19.5cm x 30cm) lithograph of a rural outbuilding.

Signed in pencil, it is mounted and framed under glass. It is estimated at £60-90.

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