Sporting Legends Lead John Nicholson’s Auction of Fine Art by Stephen Doig

Stephen Doig (1964- ) British. "Newcastle Legends", Pastel, Signed, 12" x 19.75"". Estimate £150-£200

Sporting legends feature in John Nicholson’s fine art auction on February 27th, 2019. Stephen Doig (b.1964) is well known for his masterful pencil drawings and coloured sketches in pastels of royals, sporting heroes and other celebrities. As the winner of The Fine Art Guilds Artist of the Year in 1997, he has built up a formidable reputation, especially as a contemporary sporting artist.

Stephen Doig (1964- ) British. “Manchester United Legends”, Football, Pastel, Signed, 12″ x 19.75″”. Estimate £150-£250.

Now a selection of 57 of his works, including a signed composite pastel of Manchester United Legends, will come up for sale at John Nicholson’s Fine Art auction in Fernhurst on February 27th, 2019. Estimates start in the low hundreds of pounds and rise from there.

Stephen Doig (1964- ) British. “Best Mate”, Taking a Fence, Pastel, Signed, 22″ x 18″. Estimate £200-£400.

Buffy Parker, painting specialist at John Nicholson’s, says: “It’s an impressive collection of works by an artist who managed to capture the energy and spirit of everyone he portrayed. These are original works from which popular signed Limited Edition lithographs were made, so we’re fortunate to be able to sell such a wonderful collection.”

The collection can be seen in the online auction catalogue at

Stephen Doig (1964- ) British. “Brian Clough”, Pastel, Signed, 25.25″ x 19″. Estimate £150-£250.


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