@BBC Antiques Roadshow linocuts by Ursula Fookes, Grosvenor School

Did anybody see the BBC Antiques Roadshow last weekend?  Some linocuts were brought in; they had been printed by a maiden aunt whose interests were cats and ornithology (the owner thought), but it turned out she was one of the prime movers in the Grosvenor School, called Ursula Fookes and her work was worth a fortune now as it was right back in fashion – very ’30s, very futurist/art deco.  The most extraordinary thing was that it was as if this old lady had had a secret life that nobody knew about.  How could that piece of information have got so lost in one generation?

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