I have had my collecting eye on a beautifully executed example of the 19th Century Art Academy which has been listed on eBay France for a few weeks by an antiques dealer. For an unsigned 19th Century drawing it is listed at what to my buying collectors eye is a very expensive, unrealistic price tag. I can see demanding a premium for a signed original work by a listed artist but price gouging is still price gouging as far as I’m concerned. Perhaps I will make the Gallery a lowball offer and see where it gets me... probably standing here without the drawing... I can see paying several hundred Euro’s for a well executed drawing but his asking six to eight hundred Euro’s each is out of my ballpark.
Here are the additional listed drawings by the same Antiques dealer... all at ridiculous asking prices: