Antiques Roadshow guest clutches chest in shock after eye-watering valuation of painting | The Sun

AN Antiques Roadshow guest clutched her chest in shock after an eye-watering valuation of a painting.

A classic episode of the BBC series saw expert Suzanne Zack meet a lady who had brought in a painting of a rolling landscape.

It was created by Hungarian-Jewish artist George Mayer-Marton, who fled the Nazi regime for the safety of the UK in 1938.

In 1952 he moved to Liverpool and became a lecturer at the College of Arts, buying a house that belonged to the lady's parents.

She said: "He wanted the lawnmower that we had because we were moving into a flat.

"My parents loved paintings so they did a swap so we got the painting and he got the lawnmower."

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Suzanne explained how he was a contemporary of renowned artist Paul Nash, and said: "Today, it's highly sought after, this period of British painting, and I think it would attract a lot of interest."

The Antiques Roadshow star then moved on to the value and what she expected it could fetch at auction.

She said: "I would say, if it came up at auction, I wouldn't hesitate to put at least £1,000 to £1,500 on it."

The guest was stunned and clutched her hand to her chest in surprise.

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Suzanne said: "It really is wonderful," and the guest replied: "Well that is lovely."

She added it sits opposite her at home, and Suzanne said: "Thank you so much for bringing it in, it really is lovely."

Antiques Roadshow airs on BBC One and is available on BBC iPlayer.

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