Five Questions with Philip Mould & Company
Five Questions | Philip Mould & Company
PM&Co: When did you first start collecting?
PM: When I was 13. Silver trinkets and latterly 18th century shoebuckles.
PM&Co: What is your favourite 'Fake or Fortune' moment?
PM: Proving a knockdown regional auction 'sleeper' was a lost original by Edward Vuillard. It belonged to a friend of mine from university.
PM&Co: What is your favourite work at the gallery?
PM: At present it is Cabbages by Cedric Morris. It is a painting of joyous natural optimism.
PM&Co: What is your most memorable discovery?
PM: The lost and only portrait of Prince Arthur, Henry VIII's elder brother 27 years ago. We bought a house on the proceeds.
PM&Co: Is there a work you would never sell?
PM: Sir Joshua Reynolds's painting of a sleeping Cupid. It looks like our son as a baby and hangs above the chest of drawers in our bedroom.