Page last updated at 08:09 GMT, Thursday, 13 May 2010 09:09 UK

Potter star Coltrane's painting fails to sell

Robbie Coltrane art work
Robbie Coltrane painted the work while he was an art student

A painting of a train by actor Robbie Coltrane has failed to sell at auction.

It had been expected that the work would fetch about £4,000, but it did not reach its reserve price at the sale in Glasgow.

A spokesman for auctioneers McTear's said it was still expected that there would be offers for the painting.

The train was painted by Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, after coming to prominence in the TV series Tutti Frutti.

He received the commission for the picture while studying at Glasgow School of Art in the 1970s.

The work was one of dozens on offer at McTear's Scottish Contemporary Art auction.



Print Sponsor


RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific