'Antiques Roadshow' Appraisal Leaves Woman Light-Headed
On "Antiques Roadshow," a woman brought in an oil painting she inherited from her father over 30 years ago.
The woman said her dad was a lover of all art, and collected pieces he liked throughout his life. This painting was by Maurice Utrillo, a French painter and son of acclaimed artist Suzanne Valadon. When the woman found out the painting was worth between $80,000 and $120,000 dollars, she was totally shocked ... and giggly.
When she head the news, she responded with simply "Wow... Thank you Dad!" "I'm feeling a little light-headed right now..."
The appraiser replied, "Is that right? Don't faint on me."
Maurice Utrillo was born in Paris and specialized in cityscapes. He was particularly ill in his 30s, suffering from alcoholism and mental illnesses. Because of this, he liked to paint from home. The painting seen on the show was actually a view from his window in France.
Fans on Twitter were loving the episode, and the woman's reaction to the painting -- wishing they had a piece of art worth that much.
You can visit ArtNet.com to take a look at more of his Utrillo's artwork -- and see how you can purchase an original.