Antiquities Roadshow expert finds painting worth half of its real value | Television and radio | Showbiz and TV

Last week Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team visited Bodnant Garden in North Wales. Among the appraisals were a pair of rare Wedgewood tigers, a sculpted Russian charm, and a silver box with a link to a politician. When it was Grant Ford’s turn to take a look at an object, he had the pleasure of valuing a painting from the 1900s. And when he told the owner how art was half the value it was worth. should have been if it was to be auctioned off, she insisted she would not part with it.

Grant began, “Whether they’re happy or sad, or feeling a little bad, we all know kids are comforted by their favorite toy.

“And this pastel on paper shows a very sweet little girl holding her favorite doll and it’s almost a little listless, she’s recovering.

“Can you tell me a little bit about the history of your family behind all of this?” He asked.

The lady said, “Well, I’ve known the painting since I was a child and it hangs in the apartment of my father’s cousin and her American husband, Edward Clark Streeter.

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“I certainly think, even with the damage, between £ 4,000 and £ 6,000. It is a very nice photo.

“And without the damage, probably between £ 6,000 and £ 8,000.”

The lady remarked, “Well, very happy to hear that and I would really like to keep the painting.”

It wasn’t the only piece of art that was reviewed by an Antiques Roadshow expert in the episode, as Frances Christie spoke to a woman who owned a photo of Quentin Blake – “who is, of course. , the country’s most favorite illustrator ”.

“He’s probably most famous now for his collaboration with Roald Dhal,” Frances continued.

The owner said it wasn’t until 2009 that she decided to find out who created the artwork and a friend mentioned how similar it was to Quentin Blake’s work, so she sent an email to his gallery and he confirmed that he drew the picture she had. .

“Do you have any idea what it’s worth?” Frances teased and then said he would be valued between £ 2.00 and £ 3,000 at auction.

Antiques Roadshow airs tonight at 8 p.m. on BBC One.

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