Posted - Nov 17 2019 : 10:02:12
| 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