Jack Vettriano’s Artist’s Proofs Rare No 1 “Thoughts” at Jack’s Gallery

Jack Vettriano’s Artist’s Proofs “The Very Thought of You” No 1/25 £1750

The Very Thought Of You by Jack Vettriano

The Very Thought Of You by Jack Vettriano

Jack Vettriano’s Artist’s Proofs  26/40 Small Format £400

In Thoughts Of You by Jack Vettriano

In Thoughts Of You by Jack Vettriano

Jack Vettriano’s Artist’s Proofs

Jack Vettriano’s Artist’s Proofs are highly sort after by Collectors.  During the print making process the Artist makes any alterations to the image and when completely satisfied that it is as close to the original painting as possible, selects the print.  Only a very few in number are selected.  They are then hand numbered and hand signed by the artist and he/she retains these, to use as gifts or to be released at a later date in the future.  A Limited Edition may have a run of 250 or more, whereas an Artist’s Proof is rarely more than 40 and a Studio Proof numbers only 10.  Hence their rarity and appeal as there are so few of them.

“The Very Thought of You”

This poignant picture is part of the Contemplation set of 5 pictures of striking individual women painted by Vettriano  and published in 2015 as a run of 250 Limited Editions and 25 Artist’s Proofs.  Jack’s Gallery has a set of 3 of this series – all No 1/25.  As well as  the beautiful “The Very Thought of You” there is also “Edinburgh Afternoon” and “Model in Westwood”. Jack’s Gallery has this unique set for sale at £4,500.

“In Thoughts of You”

This dreamy picture was first shown in 1997 at the Small Paintings and Studies Exhibition.  It was painted in the Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh where Vettriano lived and worked throughout the 1990s.  The  image has been released in both large and small format.  The Artist’s Proofs of this Edition are a run of 40 of each.  Large Format is priced at £750 from Jack’s Gallery.