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Antiques Roadshow Guest Amazed By Staggering Value Of Rare Pencil Drawing UK News

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

The woman appeared on a recent episode of the BBC show to speak with expert Suzanne Zack about her legacy, which was passed down when her brother died, reports the Mirror. The guest explained how his brother had purchased the item before his death and believed he had only paid “some £100 and no more” for it.

She was pleasantly surprised when Suzanne revealed the importance of the object and its amazing resale value.

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Addressing the guest, Suzanne said: ‘When I saw this drawing you brought today it was behind glass and I had to lean over and think, ‘Could this be be an original drawing? We took it out of the frame and removed the glass and lifted the new bracket you had put on it to find the original bracket inside and see that it is by Henry Ryland.

“Her name is Jasmine. This is an original pencil drawing by him. How did you come to have this drawing?”

The guest explained that it had been bought in London by his print-dealer brother, Suzanne then announcing that it was the famous artist Henry Ryland, who she says is “considered one of the most great artists of the neoclassical revival”.

“But it’s a pencil drawing and what strikes you when you look at it is the meticulous level of detail in the modeling and the drapery and the beautiful face, which he captured with such gentleness and sympathy. “, she added.

“But there’s something else about her that I think is worth mentioning, and that’s that she may be dressed in classic drapery, but she’s also a woman of her time. And at that time, in the late 19th century, around In the 1870s, 1880s, the aesthetic movement was very fashionable, and she looks very much like a contemporary woman, wearing looser and more romantic clothes, rejecting corsets tight and restrictive.She really feels like she could have been a model of that time.

The Antiques Roadshow guest was amazed at the value of her heirloom.
The Antiques Roadshow guest was amazed at the value of her heirloom.

She then asked the guest what she liked most about it, as the guest praised its complexity. It was then that Suzanne gave her incredible assessment of the stunning pencil drawing.

“There was a drawing of a very similar model, it may have been the same model that was auctioned only a few months ago and I would say your drawing was equal if not more beautiful. I think if this example is anything in passing, it could easily fetch around £30,000,” she said, leaving the guest completely speechless.

Asked about her future plans for the picture, she replied, “Maybe I’ll get a little more respect, I don’t know if that’s the right word. I’ve always loved watching it, so I think maybe she deserves a bit more of a flamboyant frame.”

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