View Full Version : Turner Watercolour sells for £ 5.8 m

06-06-2006, 03:13 PM
I only spotted this today - Sorry if you have all seen it already


Story from the UK Daily Mail in link below.



06-06-2006, 07:13 PM
Wow! That's an interesting site Roger!! I also found this article on a Van Gogh painting that sold for $40 million. I didn't know that Sir Paul McCartney and wife were divorcing either!


06-06-2006, 08:22 PM
No I hadn't seen it Roger - thanks.

06-06-2006, 10:15 PM
Thank you Roger! Looks like I have a ways to go yet :D

06-06-2006, 10:32 PM
If I calculated right that would be about $10,852,191 in US Dollars. That is an unusual amount. The most usually seen for a watercolor is 10,000 USD. I bet the owner is grinning! :)

06-07-2006, 06:46 AM
HI Roger
Turner happens to be my favourite artist but IMO this is a bit overprized :eek: There are people with too much money out there. Thats for sure. Could have been fun to know the exact price for his best painting ever... The fighting temareire. Its a hugh oilpainting... compred to a small watercolour...:lol:
Thank you for posting this

06-07-2006, 08:05 AM
Could have been fun to know the exact price for his best painting ever... The fighting temareire. Yes - The fighting temeraire I know it well. :) It's permanently on display in the National Gallery and they always have it in a prominent place for any Turner exhibition.

On the broader point does this mean that Watercolor may be loosing some of its "less important" status?

06-07-2006, 08:14 AM
Hi Roger
Last year I went to the Turner, Whistler and Monet exebition at Tate gallery togheter with Arnold Lowrey. We both admire Turner. There where many watercolours of Turner but I must say It was“nt the best I have seen... They all looked more like sketches:confused: I was hoping for some of his best watercolours but they was“nt there... I guess oil is more popular than watercolours even these days but I“m a watercolour purist anyway:lol:

06-07-2006, 09:58 AM
all i can say is "Viva la Doit de suite!!!!!"

apply by PM for an explanation................

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