A series of art masterpieces set to go under the hammer have been unveiled and are expected to raise around £4.5 million.
The paintings, one of which was found in an abandoned beach hut, range in time periods from the Pre-Raphaelites to the British Impressionists and are expected to raise the mammoth amount cumulatively when they are auctioned on December 15th.
Arguably the pick of the bunch is Derby Day, painted by William Powell Firth, which was found in the beach hut only recently.
Peter Brown, director of Victorian pictures at Christie’s, told the Press Association: “It is a real joy to look at all the characters interacting at the Epsom Derby and witness this fascinating account of Victorian life.
“We are very pleased to be offering it at auction, 150 years since we first did, next Thursday at Christie’s Victorian & British Impressionist sale in London.”
As well as this piece, punters can also buy pieces including John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Good Counsel, Edward Perugini’s The Ramparts and Dame Laura Knight’s A Girl Reading.
If you think you’ve got a piece which stands up to these, then let us have a look at them.