Catherine White’s top pick for the upcoming June sale goes to a painting by ROBERT DUDDINGSTONE HERDMAN A.R.S.A (1863-1922). It is an oil on canvas, signed portrait of Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Cochraine – Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington G.C.M.G (1860 – 1940). Estimated at between £500 – £800 this portrait is a bargain price and is likely to be popular in the auction room on June 5th.

lamington portrait 1Many paintings pass through the door at Biddle & Webb but it is interesting to see paintings with a story behind them, hence why this particular DUDDINGSTONE HERDMAN painting stands out to Catherine.

Lord Lamington was a British Politician who governed Queensland (1896-1901) and Bombay (1903 -1907). He is also best known in Australia for allegedly giving his name to the Lamington, a popular Australian sponge cake!

DUDDINGSTONE HERDMAN was from Scotland and was president of the Society of Scottish Artists. Having studied at University of St. Andrews he went on to make his name as a portrait- painter and occupied one of the most prominent positions in Scotland. His apparent effortless brush strokes rendered him one of the most well known Scottish portrait painters. With his work still in demand till this day.

lamighton portrait 2

Now that this painting is for sale in the art market it will be interesting to see who will contact us about the portrait…Maybe the Australian Embassy who may want a painting of the man who allegedly gave his name to their best loved sponge cake.

If you are interested in this painting or any other paintings that are in our June Fine sale feel free to contact us on 0121 455 8042 or visit our website by clicking here.

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