The first oil painting ever created by internationally acclaimed Scottish artist Peter Howson is to go under the hammer to raise money for charity. Christ on The Cross, which he painted in 1964 at the age of six, will be one of the highlights at the McTear’s Scottish Contemporary Art Auction on Sunday 9th March, with half of the proceeds going to Marie Curie Cancer Care. At the instruction of the artist the painting will be offered with no reserve price although art experts believe it could fetch several thousand pounds at the sale. The oil painting, which measures 35 cm by 24cm, is an important part of Howson’s catalogue of works and was exhibited at Peter Howson: A Retrospective, in the McLellan Galleries in Glasgow from July to September 1993. Every £20 that is raised will fund at least 1-hour of Marie Curie Nursing care.
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