An American Collector, New York
“Ray Waterhouse has been advising and working very closely with me in the acquisition of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art for the past four years. I have found him to be extremely diligent, knowledgeable and hard working. In that time we have worked with the very top people at the major auction houses, many of the biggest art dealers in the world and a few of the foremost historians on Impressionism. I have found that they have all come to respect Ray.
“Leaving no stone unturned, Ray once travelled to Japan for me when we had learned of a wonderful Degas that might be for sale. Ray did the legwork and studied the picture, and I trusted his judgement sufficiently that I bought it without having seen the actual picture itself. It turned out to be an excellent choice and that work will soon be loaned to a major Degas exhibition that will tour some prominent museums. With his advice I have also bought paintings by Manet, Renoir, Cezanne, Caillebotte, Matisse and Bonnard, and sculpture by Degas, Renoir and Rodin.”
This was one of this client's first purchases.
We advised on its acquisition, and it has proved a great investment as Cailebotte's prices have risen substantially.
|Pierre Auguste Renoir
Fine Art Brokers advised our NY collector on the purchase of this masterpiece at a London auction. When it was on tour in the States we arranged for him to view it at his apartment. After the purchase, we arranged for a period frame, the export license and delivery, and we now do regular valuations.