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Watercolour

Do you own any watercolour? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide a free appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.

What is a watercolour?

A timeless pictorial technique, watercolour takes up a large part of Art history. The technique of water painting has long been appreciated thanks to its practicality: pigments mixed with water produce striking colours, ideal to transport and represent landscapes.

A technique widely used by artists

Watercolour was widely used for illustration and monochrome printing. Indeed, in the 19th century, it was the favoured technique amongst book publishers to put the greatest works into images. Lithographs in colour for the first time were a small revolution in the artistic world. This technique would be used for a long time for colouring comic strips.

Watercolour over the centuries

The use of watercolour is nothing new. It can be traced back to being used in 3rd century China, as well as in the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance. The Classical period saw the advent of small-format watercolours, called miniatures. These softly poetic works had to be looked at very closely and offered an intimate experience of such art.

English painters: leaders of modern watercolour painting

With the influence of the great English artists of the 19th century, such as Samuel Palmer, and William Turner,  watercolour began its artistic revival. This revival stretched to France, allowing artists such as Eugène Delacroix and Théodore Géricault to brighten their activity with their representations of landscapes.

Today, watercolours by 20th century artists are prized by collectors. Having great name authenticated will allow you to make great sales, through the personalised support of our experts.

How do we appraise your watercolour?

Requesting an online valuation of your painting is simple and entirely free of charge. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our watercolour experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.

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A team of experts and auctioneers

If you own a watercolour, use our online form for a free appraisal.

You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your painting, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.

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