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13 Jun 14 09:06
Date Joined: 13 Oct 01
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I have a water colour of Holy Island painted by Thomas Bush

Hardy, size around 18ins x 12ins dated 1871, any idea as to

its value?
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Report dave1357 June 13, 2014 8:08 AM BST
Bushes getting more popular after being out of fashion for years
Report miprixabloater June 13, 2014 8:09 AM BST
dave are you having a laugh? or is it of value?
Report holywell June 13, 2014 8:21 AM BST
wee eck,

There is a Bush Hardy website art for sale which shows / describes the paintings, but, you have to subscribe to get the sale prices. I hope it's worth a bob or two.Wink
Report Facts June 13, 2014 8:22 AM BST
Report miprixabloater June 13, 2014 8:29 AM BST
holywell, I have not got the energy to chase around with it, if you like art

how about making me an offer, I know you live near where I stay so it should

be a hardship for you to view it, cheers.
Report dave1357 June 13, 2014 8:37 AM BST
Report holywell June 13, 2014 8:44 AM BST
I'll do a bit of 'hunting' around to see if I can come up with an evaluation. If I can, I will make you an offer at 50% of the evaluation.
Report miprixabloater June 13, 2014 8:47 AM BST
holywell, will that be 50% of the insurance value?
Report holywell June 13, 2014 8:53 AM BST

It's a pity your old adversary Alain Charnier (Macau) wasn't still posting. I'm sure with his connections he would have got you 'best price'.Grin
Report miprixabloater June 13, 2014 9:02 AM BST
holywell, I will look forward to hearing what you find out about this

water colour, I cannot for the life of me remember what I purchased it for,

I bought it about 20 years ago from a local dealer who is now deceased.
Report holywell June 13, 2014 9:05 AM BST
There is a free Art Price website.

Google Art Price, - search free.

There are a number of pages to scroll through. There is a painting of Holy Island Sands 6.7inches x 16.9inches on page one sold for 426 US dollars.
Report blackbarn June 13, 2014 10:46 AM BST
miprixabloater - I would definitely get your local auction house to check it out. The prices of his watercolours are very variable, even if definitely attributed to him, with of course condition, size and subject/location all influencing demand and price. It could easily be worth mid three figures, but his work can sell for as little as £100 and as much as £2000+. He is quite prolific, even my little'ish local Auction House has sold 9 watercolours by him in the last several years (and these are properly by him, not "circle of" or "after")

Good luck with it.

Will all respect to our fellow posters on here, this forum would be about the last place I would seek to sell a late 19th century watercolourWink
Report Johnny_Mustang June 13, 2014 10:57 AM BST
^ I agree entirely. If you were selling a piece from the Renaissance or Neoclassical periods this WOULD be the place to sell it, but not a 19th century watercolour.
Report blackbarn June 13, 2014 11:00 AM BST
Report nipper June 13, 2014 11:03 AM BST
Nobody on here knows anything about the horses, so you might be on to something.
Report Johnny_Mustang June 13, 2014 11:04 AM BST
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 June 13, 2014 11:10 AM BST
Timmy Mallet is an artist now!!!!!   probably still a tw@t though
Report holywell June 13, 2014 12:58 PM BST

Report duffy June 13, 2014 1:19 PM BST
Surely it was painted by Thomas's brush!
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