David Hulme of local valuers Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants answered these and many more questions at a busy art appraisal day held at Manly Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday. He said: “One thing that stood out was the quality of the art that was brought in on the day”.
“People wanted to know more about their wonderful local paintings. One was a stunning view of Fairy Bower from Shelly Beach by John D. Moore c. 1910. A Parisian scene of Notre Dame by respected local modernist artist Harold Greenhill was another beautiful surprise. Manly Art Gallery held an important exhibition of the artist’s work in 1979 and his work is well represented in the gallery collection.”
Brigitte Banziger said: “Other paintings included an atmospheric view of Florence by Antonietta Brandeis, a large watercolour by Hermannsburg School painter Walter Ebatarinja, and a remarkable 17th century painting of Noah’s Ark with the animals.”
David Hulme concluded: “It is always a delight to see what paintings local Northern Beaches residents bring to us for these days. There are usually some great finds.”
The funds raised by the event go towards the restoration of paintings in the Manly Art Gallery collection.