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Jack Vettriano's personal effects make £21,000 at auction

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Image caption Jack Vettriano used the easel for his early works

Personal effects belonging to Scottish painter Jack Vettriano have been sold for a total of £21,000 at an auction in Edinburgh.

The items included a Winsor and Newton easel used by the artist in the early part of his career which sold for £1,875.

Studies of two Vettriano paintings were also sold at the Bonhams auction.

The study for The Remains of Love sold for £10,625 while An Unexpected Guest went for £16,250.

A retrospective of Vettriano's work became the most visited art exhibition at one of Scotland's leading museums earlier this year.

More than 120,300 people visited the exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow between September and February.

The 62-year-old self-taught artist, who grew up in Methil in Fife, did not take up painting full-time until the age of 40.

His work has since featured in exhibitions in Edinburgh, London and New York. He was made an OBE in 2003.

One of his most famous paintings, The Singing Butler, sold for more than £744,000 in 2004 and is one of the best-selling posters in Britain.

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