Earlier prints of Charles’ designs have sold for around £500. The image of Balmoral Castle in Scotland has now fetched a significantly higher sale price.
The ruling British monarch is known to love to draw. Twenty years ago, today Charles III reigned. Balmoral Castle – An edition of this painting is now sold at auction for over £5,000. Bonhams Auctions said on Thursday that this is believed to be the first time an edition by a ruling monarch has been auctioned.
A British private collector paid £5,738 (€6,585) for The Scottish Home. The framed photo shows Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8. The Carlos 2001 website.
“This charming print combines the King’s passion for painting with his deep affection for Scotland,” said Hamish Wilson-Amin Bonhams. Interest was particularly high due to the Queen’s death and the possession of her son Charles. “I’m not surprised that there are so many bids and so many missed estimates,” Wilson said. Previous prints of Charles’ drawings have sold for between £400 and £600.