I don't know about you, but I'm already sick of the clamour for our money this festive season, from charities to multinationals. TV commercials are full of that worst insult for Christmas pressies: perfumes. How to tell your loved one he or she has a body-odour problem! "Happy Christmas, darling; you stink". How much more romantic to give an oil painting of a nude for Christmas, such as this uninspiring Standing Female Nude
by William Edward Frost RA, valued at £400 - £600. His female nudes were apparently very popular in the Victorian era. This is one of the lots in the current online auction of British and Continental Pictures by 25 Blythe Road (CLICK
). Only two days left!