Sunday, 18 November 2012

Another Attic Find

The treasures people bung in their attics! This painting, covered in dust and cobwebs, was found during an attic cleanout. The owner - an art school teacher - emailed a photo of it to auction house Christie’s in London. Their expert identified it as a painting by Pre-Raphaelite artist William James Webbe, Barn Owl, exhibited at the Royal Society in 1856 and praised by famous art critic John Ruskin. Christie's estimate its value at £70,000. CLICK for more of the story.


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