A RARE early Bellany, who died in August last year, produced Self Portrait - Hogmanay in 1968, towards the end of his time at the
It is due to be sold on Thursday by the
Bellany's works adorned the walls of the
He died surrounded by his family. He had a liver transplant and suffered bouts of illness including a heart attack in a
"Several new and important motifs can be seen in the painting, the parrot, the skeleton and the element of self portraiture. Bellany always had plastic parrots dotted around his studio. The exaggeration of its beak in this panting is a theme repeated by Bellany with seagulls and puffins in later works."
About this time Bellany visited
Five other Bellanys are in the sale, including The Great Dream, valued at between pound(s)6,000-pound(s)8,000, a triptych.
Bellany frequently drew inspiration from the
A RARE early
Bellany, who died in August last year, produced Self Portrait - Hogmanay in 1968, towards the end of his time at the