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Henri MartinBateaux de Peche de Collioure1920

Brokered from one private client to another.


Nature Morte aux Pommes a painting of fruit
Georges Alfred ChaudetNature Morte aux Pommesc.1890
Aprés le Bain a painting of a woman
Edgar DegasAprés le Bain
Building a collection with a client over 15 years
The late Marty Zweig, 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.”

About the Client Relationship

Marty liked buying both great, important art, and also art he just liked, as long as the artist had some connection to significant figures. We sourced this excellent Georges Alfed Chaudet still life, Nature morte aux pommes, in a small antique shop in Vienna for less than $30,000. Chaudet was a friend of Gauguin and used to supply him with paint in Brittany.

Ember by Kenneth Noland
Kenneth NolandEmber1960
Freestanding Tied-wire, Closed-center, Six-branched Tree Form
Ruth AsawaUntitled (S.669, Freestanding Tied-wire, Closed-center, Six-branched Tree Form)circa 1963
Helping the executor of an estate sell a collection
Richard D. Baum, Trustee, San Francisco

“I selected Ray Waterhouse to assist me in managing the sale of an estate art collection over which I was trustee. Not only did he prove to be an advisor possessed of extraordinary expertise, but a person of the highest integrity. In addition to helping negotiate highly favorable auction house terms for much of the collection, he provided private sale optionality through his gallery that enabled the successful sale of two of the more difficult pieces. Ray’s commitment to the collection led directly to achieving the highest and best results for the estate. I can, without reservation, recommend Ray to anyone requiring similar advisory services. He was a delight to work with.”

About the Client Relationship

Ray Waterhouse was approached by the executor of a Californian estate with an important art collection of Post-War art. Ray assessed the collection and gave estimates for private sale. He arranged photography, condition reports and shipping and then arranged estimates and proposals from three leading auction houses during Covid-19 conditions. The executor and beneficiaries were very happy with the combination of private and auction sale.

Sunset at Cairo a painting of two men at a village desert
John Singer SargentSunset at Cairo1891
Visiting, educating and sourcing for a Middle Eastern client
Dr. Raouf Ghabbour, Cairo

“When I needed to buy paintings for my new homes I realized that I needed expert help. I studied the Fine Art Brokers website and invited Ray to visit me in Cairo and London. I was impressed by his willingness to educate and guide me, and yet leave me free to make my own decisions. He has bought many works of art for me and is a man of integrity with good buying sources and with a good team around him.”

About the Client Relationship

Before visiting Dr. Ghabbour's home in Cairo for the first time, we were able to source this beautiful and rare work by John Singer Sargent, Sunset at Cairo, a subject very relevant to him. While there, Ray spent many hours with the client discussing a collecting strategy and also advised his architect and designers and on lighting for his existing collection. We subsequently helped Dr. Ghabbour buy many Orientalist and Impressionist paintings as well as outdoor sculptures.

Additional Testimonials

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Compote with Fruit (Color Variation #2)
Offering expert on-the-spot advice
Compote with Fruit (Color Variation #2)1988
Study in Green, 2 Chevrons an abstract painting
Introducing a friend to the art world
Study in Green, 2 Chevrons1964
October in the Catskills a painting of a landscape
Helping a collector develop confidence to buy significant works of art
October in the Catskills1880
Bagliori nella foresta an abstract painting
Advising a US client on auctions in Europe
Bagliori nella foresta1958
Composition in Yellow an abstract painting
Market Intelligence and Straightforward Advice
Composition in Yellow1952