Victorian Art Sale
It makes a pleasant change to post beautiful art on Coxsoft Art News, even when the title is quite a handful. This is a detail from The Countess Granville with her daughters, the Ladies Victoria and Mary Leveson-Gower, on the ramparts of Walmer Castle by Charles Edward Perugini (1839-1918). It's up for auction - estimated value from £300,000 to £500,000 - at Christie’s December sale of Victorian and Traditionalist Pictures in London. There is also a group of four works by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) which includes Blue Belle (1877), possibly a portrait of his daughter Enid, valued at £70,000 to £100,000. When you think of the insane prices chumps are prepared to invest in tripe by Big Names, gems such as this are bargains.