Sometimes You Don’t Know The Value Of Your Painting
The youngest guest ever to appear on the TV program Antiques Roadshow was there to find out how much his painting was worth. The boy was a “dealer in training” having purchased the painting in a thrift shop for two dollars. The watercolor showed a mother sitting in a chair, reaching towards a child. The boy was informed that the painting was by Albert Neuhuys, a Dutch artist from the latter half of the 19th century. Neuhuys belonged to the Laren School, which often depicted scenes of life at home, with a particular interest in mothers and children.
The boy was stunned to find out that his piece of art was worth $1000 to $1500! The expert told the boy, “I think you’ve got a great career going as an art dealer. You should keep at it.” The boy agreed and was then told that, “if his instinct was so fine tuned at such a young age, he had a good chance at making his dreams come true.”