1 of 8 A series of well-known art works by Scottish artist Jack Vettriano - including iconic image The Singing Butler - was auctioned by Sotheby's in Edinburgh on Monday. This painting fetched a record £744,800.
2 of 8 The 52-year-old's popular images have been reproduced on millions of cards and posters, outstripping Monet and Van Gogh in the reproduction stakes.
3 of 8 Self-taught artist Jack Vettriano sold his first painting a decade ago for just £180. He started painting aged 21 using a watercolour kit which was a present from his girlfriend.
4 of 8 Vettriano's nostalgic images have caught the attention of celebrity art collectors, with Jack Nicholson, lyricist Sir Tim Rice and actor Robbie Coltrane among the owners of his work.
5 of 8 A traditional artist with a wide appeal, Vettriano has declared that there is "room for everybody" in the world of art - including those who are candidates to win the Turner Prize.
6 of 8 An exhibition of Jack Vettriano's works is due to be held at London's Portland Gallery in June, the latest in a long line of sell-out solo shows around the world.
7 of 8 Jack Vettriano was born of a Scottish father and Italian mother, and his private life reflects the glamour and intrigue of his work. He has spoken about his experiences with lap-dancers and prostitutes - all studies for his work.
8 of 8 Jack Vettriano gained an OBE for his work in 2003, the same year in which one of his paintings sold for £98,000. The Sotheby's sale is tipped to shatter this benchmark.