The amateur accidentally discovered on the Internet the very first picture of Gainsborough automatic translate
Looking through local auction catalogs on the Internet, every fan of art dreams of discovering the long-lost or unknown work of a great artist, hidden among thousands of old paintings, books and pieces of furniture. Few people can boast of such luck. But sometimes a miracle happens, as it happened to Robert Mulraine (Robert Mulraine), who discovered the earliest known paintings of British artist Thomas Gainsborough (Thomas Gainsborough).
Helping his art school son, Robert Malrein looked through the site of the local antique market, when his attention was drawn to a picture in which his son’s experienced eye recognized the work of the young Gainsborough. The picture has already been included in the updated catalog of Hugh Belsey (Hugh Belsey), a historian of art and world authority for the work of Gainsborough. Experts believe that the portrait of an unknown woman was written by Gainsborough in his teens, around 1742, when a young artist just honed his skills.
The father and son of Mulreina bought the painting at auction for 2,600 pounds sterling, however, now its price will grow many times. The current record value for the works of Gainsborough is 6.5 million pounds sterling. Robert Malraine hopes that the picture will be acquired by one of the museums. In an interview with the Telegraph newspaper, Robert Malrein said that he was interested in art thanks to his son, art critic and restorer, who was trained at the Courtauld Institute and previously worked with Philip Mold, famous for his talk show about discoveries in the field art on television.
«I learned a lot from him, and now I’m his» extra pair of eyes, «said Robert Malraine. «It’s incredibly interesting to find a lost or unknown work of art, so everything I see and what I find interesting I send to him. At first he thought that the painting belongs to Francis Hayman, but judging by the way the light on the picture was depicted, and how much the varnish had turned yellow, it was clear that this work was special. «
Having bought the painting at a local auction, the father and son of Malraine showed it to Hugh Belsy in London. An expert who, over the years of his career, used to be skeptical of such unexpected findings, did not for a moment doubt that he had the original Gainsborough in front of him.