The col­lec­tion starts here

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

Cork Street, W1, gallery Mes­sum’s has its 13th an­nual three-day ‘Start a Col­lec­tion’ ex­hi­bi­tion aimed at new buy­ers and of­fer­ing high-qual­ity art at knock­down prices. Works in­clude a Rose Hil­ton in­te­rior at £ 6,500, nearly one-third of the orig­i­nal price, and a John Wright Oakes land­scape at the bar­gain price of £4,500 (down from £18,850). It’s pos­si­ble to buy on­line, but pri­or­ity is given to buy­ers in the gallery for the first 30 min­utes of the open­ing day (Au­gust 11), many of whom will have been queu­ing down the street ( 020–7437 5545; www.star­ta­col­lec­tion.com).

Sir Peter Scott’s Pin­tails Pil­ing In (1957) is at half price, £ 8,500

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