Masters paintings on a budget
An exhibition of 17th and 18th Century paintings under £ 40,000.17 June 2013 - 15 July 2013
9.30 am - 5.30 pm
This exhibition will prove that it is possible to find high quality paintings for a reasonable price. The paintings are over 250 years old with an interesting history and painted with great skill and attention to detail. These works of art are not just dark and dull but carefully created and thought out masterworks by artists of great talent whose names would not necessarily be widely recognised.
Highlights include a painting by Herman van Swanevelt, long thought to be the only pupil of Claude, given by a friend to Sir Peter Lely, the famous 17th Century portraitist. On the reverse is the original label documenting the gift. Apart from giving us a fascinating insight into the history of the painting it is incredibly rare to find such a label still intact on a painting that is 360 years old.