A man purchased a pencil drawing of a woman for 200 dollars. When his sister inherits it, it is worth $37,000

Anita Durairaj

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In an article in The Sun, a guest visits the set of an Antiques Roadshow in Northumberland, UK.

The woman brought in a pencil drawing that was first purchased by her brother for a few hundred pounds. Her brother had been a print dealer when he bought the drawing.

He kept the drawing until he died and then it passed down to his sister.

The drawing was that of a young woman and it had been framed as a picture.

The antique expert analyzed the pencil drawing which she deemed to be an original by the British artist Henry Ryland (1856-1924). The drawing was called Jasmine.

Ryland mostly painted and illustrated beautiful women wearing Greek or medieval costumes.

The expert also provided more information about the artist and the drawing,

"Henry Ryland is considered to be one of the foremost artists of the neoclassical revival, which came after the Pre-Raphaelite period. 

She also provided a description of the woman in the pencil drawing, Jasmine.

"There's something else about her that I think, is worth mentioning, and that is that she might be dressed in classical drapery, but she's also very much a woman of her time.
"And at that time, in the late 19th century, around the 1870s, 1880s the aesthetic movement was very much in fashion, and she looks very much like a contemporary woman, wearing the looser, more romantic clothing, casting away the tight-fitting restrictive corsets.

The most surprising aspect of the Henry Ryland drawing was its price. Although the woman's brother had purchased the drawing for a few hundred pounds, it was now worth 30,000 pounds ($37,000).

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