June 1968: Scottish Art Collection for Auction, at Morrison, McChlery & Co., in the Crown Halls, Glasgow

An article on page four of The Scotsman, on Monday the 24th of June, 1968, reads:


Scottish art


for auction


Pictures of particular interest to Edinburgh will be auctioned in the Crown Halls, Glasgow, on Friday

by Morrison McChlery & Co. The main collection was formed by the late Miss Elizabeth Sutherland,

who lived at 19 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, and who died in 1964.


A member of the firm said last night: ‘The disposal of the collection was delayed pending a decision as

to whether the pictures would form a permanent exhibition in a gallery. There were certain difficulties

about this, and the collection is now coming up for auction.’


French works


There are several attractive eighteenth-century flower paintings, mainly by French artists, and a number of

interesting historical portraits. The collection also includes works of the Barbizon school, including a drawing

by Corot and a painting of girls by Diaz.”



The British Newspaper Archive.



George Fairfull-Smith, November 2023.