How not to waste money with your first Old Master?

4 things that make a painting worth investing




Previous owners changed frames, lost original ones, stored unwanted pieces in dusty closets — so many things could have happened to an artwork down the ages. And it likely came into the hands of restorers, even not once. And chances are will do it again after you buy it.

Backsides could tell you more that the painting itself


My name is Marina Viatkina and I am an art collector, researcher and art advisor. You may read my other art-related articles, watch videos or reach out to discuss this blog and address your art enquiries here or on my website



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