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Posted - Nov 17 2019 :  10:02:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Allow me to share a modest discovery and please do us all the favour of posting your cherished acquisitions and their stories here.

Some time ago I won a Catawiki auction for one euro: https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/18005527-robin-guthrie-family : two endearing full length portraits of a boy and a girl from 1954-'55. Only last week I took the trouble of opening the frames, as indeed you never know what you find. I found a Isaac Israels drawing once hidden behind a reproduction. And I remember old bank notes, a Dutch nazi party membership card....

But this is rather more heartwarming. The boy, separated from his mat, is accompanied by his own sketches, of a house and flowers signed 'Ned' twice. Robin Guthrie, then a well known artist, must have taken a liking to young Ned, allowing him to seriously jeopardize his drawing, the back of which shows a study for a lady's portrait, no doubt Ned's handsome mother.

Valuewise it's peanuts. Which only shows the joy of art can start with a euro....

Guthrie - Ned 1.JPG
Guthrie - Ned 2.JPG
Guthrie - Ned verso.JPG

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Posted - Nov 18 2019 :  02:30:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations !

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