Images of Kray Twins' Sensitive Side Go on Sale in Chiswick

Two oil landscapes bearing prison stamps auctioned by fellow inmate

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Two oil paintings created by the notorious Kray twins went under the hammer on Tuesday 11th March at Chiswick Auction Rooms.

The two lots:

• Reggie Kray, 1933-2000, oil on card of a hillside landscape with cottage in the foreground, signed, bearing H.M. Prison Parkhurst stamp and
• Ronnie Kray, 1933-2000, oil on card of a gloomy landscape with dark sky, stamped verso H.M. Prison Parkhurst, signed

had estimates of £600-£1,200 and £600-£800 respectively.

The paintings, sold by a former fellow inmate who won them in a game of cards, are just two examples of work produced by the notoriously violent bothers after they were jailed for life in 1968.

A spokesman for Chiswick Auctions said, “We expect these two to go for between £800 and £1,500 each.”

A similar painting by Ronnie Kray sold two years ago at auction £2,200, twice the expected estimate.

These two paintings were sold as one lot to a private bidder for £4,800.

March 15, 2008