Sunday, November 18, 2012

William J. Webbe

There's a £70k Pre-Raphaelite owl in my attic: Teacher's joy after stumbling across battered old painting by eminent artist

  • When Jane Cordery cleared out her roof space, her aim was to make space
  • Art teacher stumbled across painting and was drawn to intricate brushwork
  • Painting exhibited at Royal Society in 1856 and praised by art critic
  • Partner recalls his mother giving painting to him among other 'bits and bobs'

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