Charles’ Masterpieces! Signed collection of prints from the King’s Highgrove House watercolors to auction for £2,500

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A collection of watercolors painted by King Charles between 2006 and 2012 will be auctioned at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.  Pictured: The Thyme Walk at Highgrove House, painted by King Charles in 2006

Charles’ Masterpieces! Signed collection of prints from the King’s Highgrove House watercolors to auction for £2,500

A selection of watercolors painted by King Charles of his beloved Highgrove Estate will be auctioned for £2,500.

Copies of the paintings, dated between 2006 and 2012, will be up for sale at Woolley & Wallis auction house in Salisbury, Wiltshire, this month.

The King, a keen watercolourist, has painted the royal residence at Tetbury from different vantage points, including Thyme Walk and The South Front.

Among the collection are also paintings from the Queen Mother’s former home, Castle Mey in Caithness, on the north coast of Scotland.

All prints are signed and dated by the King, and are being sold as a collection; however, they may end up fetching much more than their list price, after a painting of the King last year cost 15 times its list price.

A collection of watercolors painted by King Charles between 2006 and 2012 will be auctioned at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury. Pictured: The Thyme Walk at Highgrove House, painted by King Charles in 2006

King Charles pictured tending the flower beds at Thyme Walk of Highgrove House, where he spends years cultivating the gardens.

King Charles pictured tending the flower beds at Thyme Walk of Highgrove House, where he spends years cultivating the gardens.

The auction follows an exhibition of more than 40 of the King’s watercolors at Sandringham in March this year.

The collection, which was displayed in the estate’s ballroom, included some of Highgrove’s paintings of the monarch, as well as other landscapes.

Other paintings in the exhibition showed scenes in the Welsh hills, the Scottish Highlands, and scenes in Windsor Castle and the Norfolk countryside.

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Last October, auctioneers were stunned when a reproduction of a watercolor painting of the King depicting Balmoral Castle sold for £5,737 including premium, around 15 times its original estimate.

A watercolor painted by King Charles in 2011 and signed by the monarch shows the south front of Highgrove House.

A watercolor painted by King Charles in 2011 and signed by the monarch shows the south front of Highgrove House.

Highgrove House, considered the most beloved royal residence of King Charles, is the inspiration behind many of the paintings in the collection.

Highgrove House, considered the most beloved royal residence of King Charles, is the inspiration behind many of the paintings in the collection.

Painted in 2007, this artwork features the terrace of Highgrove House and is included in the collection up for auction.

Painted in 2007, this artwork features the terrace of Highgrove House and is included in the collection up for auction.

A winter wonderland!  This watercolor of The Sanctuary inside Highgrove House was painted during the winter of 2010.

A winter wonderland! This watercolor of The Sanctuary inside Highgrove House was painted during the winter of 2010.

Also included in the collection is a painting of Castle Mey, the royal residence of the Queen Mother, which is located on the north coast of Scotland.

Also included in the collection is a painting of Castle Mey, the royal residence of the Queen Mother, which is located on the north coast of Scotland.

Bonhams had valued it at just £400-£600 in its Scottish house sale before offers from around the world started pouring in.

Hamish Wilson, Bonhams Scottish House Sale Curator, said: “This lovely print combined the King’s passion for painting and his deep affection for Scotland.

It has acquired a special resonance and appeal, of course, due to recent events and I am not surprised that there has been such enthusiastic bidding or that it has exceeded its estimate so much.’

The print, which was sold framed and boxed, is number 18 in a limited run of 100 reproductions of a painting of the King’s Balmoral Castle.

May Matthews, Bonhams managing director, said: ‘We were quite stunned to see the level of interest in this.

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‘We have had interest from all over the world. The copies that Charles has made usually cost between £400 and £600.

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