Sunday, November 30, 2008

Painting that inspired iconic Christmas card is found hanging in pensioner's home

As one of the most popular Christmas card scenes of all time, it has graced mantelpieces by the million.

But for the last 40 years, an elderly woman has contented herself with the knowledge that only she had the original painting of Beneath The Snow Encumbered Branches.

She bought the work by Scottish laird Joseph Farquharson for £1,450 in the 1960s, and kept it hanging above her sideboard in the sitting room.

Next week, it is expected to fetch upwards of £70,000 at auction.
By Andy Dolan
Daily Mail

1 comment:

Gimmer said...

I saw this was going up for sale in the BBC last night. Thanks for posting more detail on the sale! I mentioned it in my blog.