After purchasing this stunning oil painting by Ethel Wright ROI, I discovered something very interesting about it which I completely missed upon first looking but has changed the whole mood of the painting for me.
Amsterdam has a wealth of museums; The Van Gogh, The Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank’s house, Rembrandt’s house to name a few. You can spend days, if not weeks touring round them all and still have more to see. However, the one great gem in Amsterdam is the Stedelijk Museum which holds a fantastic collection of 20th Century Art.
At Kempton Park last week I saw a fabulous water colour by Charles Whymper. The picture was small, of a family group in fine un-faded condition from the last quarter of the 19th century. It was not a typical subject matter but a delight. Twenty years ago this picture would have been selling for at least £1000 pounds. In today's market the dealer wanted £200 and would probably have taken less. This has been the face of Victorian art over the past 2 decades
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art