Visitors to the antique fair were amazed at the true value of a rare pencil drawing

An Antiques Roadshow guest was shocked when the true value of a rare pencil drawing passed down to her from her late brother was revealed.

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Antiques Roadshow: £30,000 pencil drawing

An Antiques Roadshow guest was stunned when the true value of a pencil drawing was revealed.

The woman appeared on a recent episode of the BBC show, where she spoke to expert Suzanne Zack about her heirloom, which was passed down to her when her brother passed away.

She recalls how her siblings bought the item before his death and although she couldn’t remember exactly what he would pay for it, she knew it was “definitely a couple of £100″. and no more”.

So she was surprised when Suzanne revealed the true importance of the item and its compelling resale value.

Suzanne admired the drawing



Speaking to the visitor, Suzanne said: “When I saw this drawing that you brought in today, it was behind glass and I had to lean over and think, ‘Could this be an original drawing?’ We took it out of the frame and removed the glass and we lifted the new stand you put on it to find the original holder inside and to see it by Henry Ryland.

“Her name is Jasmine. It’s an original pencil drawing of him. How did you get this drawing?”

The guest explained that it was purchased by her printing agent brother in London, after which Suzanne announced it belonged to the famous artist Henry Ryland, who she said was “regarded as one of the most famous artists in the world”. best of the neoclassical renaissance.”

Pencil drawings worth a large sum of money



“But this is a pencil drawing and what strikes you when you look at it, is the level of attention to detail in the modeling, the frills and the pretty face, which he captured lightly. gentle and sympathetic,” she added.

“But there’s something else about her that I think, worth mentioning, is that she can wear the classic frills, but she’s also very feminine for her time. And at that point, the end. 19th century, circa 1870s, 1880s, the aesthetic movement was very prevalent in fashion, and she looked a lot like a contemporary woman, wearing looser, more romantic clothes, with the cardigans removed. tight breasts. She really felt like she could be a model for that moment.”

The customer was surprised by the real value



She then asked the guest what she loved most about it, and the guest praised its complexity. Then Suzanne gave her an amazing price for the beautiful pencil drawing.

“There’s a drawing of a very similar model, it could be the same model that was auctioned off a few months ago and I would say your drawing is equally, if not better. think if that example is okay. let go, this could easily be earned in the region of £30,000,” she said, leaving the guest completely speechless.

When asked about her future plans for the photo, she replied, “Maybe I would be a little more respectful. I don’t know if that’s the right word. I’ve always enjoyed looking at her because of that. I think she probably deserves a bit more. of a brilliant frame.”

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