A Victory For Grimshaw And The Brilliance Of David Roberts Mean Fresh Air For The Victorians-音羽かなで

Arts-and-Entertainment An article in Telegraph asserts that British people no longer hold much respect for the Victorian period. A case in point is that a great deal of Victorian watercolours now sell for peanuts compared to contemporary splurges by trendy YBA’s and their ilk. Although Victorian painting has taken a big hit, to many it is a new golden age of buying up cheap masterpieces and sitting on them until the pendulum swings again in their favour. One great example is David Roberts RA whose artworks depicting desert scenes and many other scenes from the Middle and Near East. His work is endemically charming and conjures up the romance of the time and place.. primitive but genteel, beautiful yet somehow past. One of London’s foremost dealers in David Roberts, Adrian Darnley says, "These works really do endure and we show a great many of them at art shows here in the UK and abroad. The works we are showing are in mint condition and they have that endless poetry." The prices for work by David Roberts have stayed fairly consistent but now is certainly a time of lull in the market. An example of what a wise buy can do is illustrated with this story of a couple who bought a Victorian painting for £100 fifty years ago. John Atkinson Grimshaw’s ‘Salthouse Dock’ in Liverpool is a busy painting depicting the hustle and bustle of time. It has been the treasured possession of one couple for half a century. Grimshaw was born in Leeds and created this masterwork in 1892 and it value has been steadily rising in a quiet front room for that whole while. It sold at the Alnwick salerooms of Jim Railton for £185,000. It couldn’t have happened to nicer or more worthy folk, but that is not to say that the new owners have overpaid. They can be assured that the picture they’ve acquired is at a good price that will continue to accumulate in value. The art market, like the wine or classic car markets is one that cannot crash for too long due to scarcity and rarity of items. The further we get from their inception, the harder they are to obtain. Many trusts that own great works of art seem unlikely to be running to the salerooms. That is not a blanket fact across the board but it certainly applies to nine tenths of the market. The Victorian art market is depressed so if you have an empty draw or, even better, a nice stretch of vacant wall space, you could do a lot worse than invest in the odd Victorian painting. Aesthetically stunning and promising monetary return over time. Copyright (c) 2010 Nick Breeze About the Author: 相关的主题文章: