Tayside and Central Scotland

McIntosh Patrick auction fetches almost £40,000

McIntosh Patrick
Image caption The collection featured three oils and eight watercolours

A collection of paintings by Scottish artist James McIntosh Patrick has fetched £38,665 at an auction in his home town of Dundee.

The three oils and eight watercolours had been expected to sell for between £20,000 and £30,000.

The private collection was put together by an Aberdeenshire man and put up for auction following his death.

A 1968 oil painting of ponies in a field fetched £12,800, the highest amount for a single item in the sale.

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Image caption Auctioneer Steven Dewar said McIntosh Patrick was a "very iconic character"

Auctioneer Steven Dewar of Curr and Dewar said: "We're delighted for our vendor and obviously for ourselves.

"It was one owner's lifetime of collecting.

"There was a lot of interest and it was mostly local buyers.

"McIntosh Patrick is an extremely popular artist and he's a very iconic character, nationally and internationally collected.

"He's very well-regarded and that was shown today."

McIntosh Patrick was born in Dundee in 1907 and studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1924 to 1928.

His 90th birthday was marked by an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and he was made an OBE the same year.