A PRE-RAPHAELITE watercolour discovered at a charity antiques valuation day two months ago has sold for £2,500.
The early 20th Century painting was sold by an anonymous owner who purchased it at a sale in the Bryn Howell Hotel, Llangollen, some years ago.
This time it went under the hammer at Halls Fine Arts' £200,000 sale of fine paintings, silver and jewellery at the Welsh Bridge saleroom in Shrewsbury.
Signed with the initials EDS and dated 1904, the painting measured 12-and-a-half by seven inches and attracted keen interest from Italian art collectors.
It was discovered by Halls Fine Arts' pictures expert William Lacey at a charity antiques valuation event held at Wrexham Memorial Hall in aid of Nightingale House Hospice which raised £350 for the charity.
Now the hospice has had a further boost, as Halls Fine Arts has agreed to share the sale commission from the painting with the hospice to add £200 to the total.