Anywhere! Rose Gallery has strong logistic support, and neither the size of the painting or the distance it has to travel will be a problem. We can also advise on duties payable.
If you live in the mainland UK, then delivery is free, regardless of the size or weight of the painting you buy. If you live elsewhere, then shipping will be charged, and we will discuss costs and timings with you.
Rose Gallery is UK-based, so if you live within the UK (or certain other countries, e.g. those within the EU) there is no duty to be paid. We can advise you on whether duty is levied when you give us your delivery address. If it has to be paid, then that will be in addition to what you pay us for the painting and the costs of its transportation.
If you want to purchase art but are uncertain as to what sort of paintings you like, we are more than happy to discuss what you might enjoy. There is no rush to buy; and if you turn out to prefer abstract art (or any art that we do not sell) then we can advise on which galleries could best help you. The first thing to do is to look on our website and see what excites you: it may be that you would be happy to buy from our existing stock. But we can certainly find paintings for you, if you decide that you like a particular style or want something similar to one of the paintings we have. You are very welcome to visit Rose Gallery, or we can consult by email or telephone if you prefer. If you want to purchase artworks with a view to making a profit or creating a collection that will go up in value, we can also advise as to which pieces are most likely to appreciate, though of course the art market is a very volatile one, and it is impossible to predict precisely how a painting will perform.
We have an introductory article on this topic: ‘How To Light A Painting’, which should help you decide the type of lighting you need. We can give you more specific advice on how to light particular paintings you buy from us if you wish, and can recommend products and services that appropriate for your needs.
Most of our paintings are already framed: the individual description and images for each painting we sell will give you more information. Sometimes we are able to verify that the painting is in its original frame.
We leave labels on the back of frames because they tell you something about the history – the provenance – of the painting. Most often they are the standard labels of other galleries, though they might be certificates of authenticity, address labels of previous owners, artist mini-biographies, and more. As well as being interesting, provenance can add value – sometimes significant value – to a painting. This is why for most of our paintings we provide a photograph of the back of the painting, so that you can see for yourself if there are any labels, and if so what they say. We do not remove labels, and for purposes of future resale, recommend that you do not do so either.
Sometimes on the back of a picture you will see writing: this is called an inscription and ideally will have been written by the artist. Some artists prefer to sign the back of the canvas or back of the picture frame, and may also write the title of the painting too, or a little information about the painting. Some art dealers and galleries will write information such as the size of the painting on the back of the frame – if it is a prestigious gallery, then this can add value. For most of our paintings we take a photograph of the reverse so that you can see what is there. Inscriptions may or may not add to the value of a painting, but either way we recommend that you leave them rather than trying to cover or remove them.
Yes, of course: we are happy to discuss frame styles with you, and help you choose a different frame that satisfies your budget and preferences. We can also arrange for the picture to be reframed before it is delivered to you, but the cost of reframing will be added to the total cost of the painting.
The simple answer to this is to check any insurance policies you already have. If you are hanging your painting at home, then your contents insurance may be sufficient, depending on that painting’s value. Be aware though that your policy will specify that individual items above a certain value need to be listed separately, so even if you do not have to pay any more for your premium, you may still have to inform your insurer that you own the painting. For higher value artworks, we would strongly recommend separate art insurance; depending on your country of residence, we may be able to advise you as to suitable insurers.
If you buy one of our paintings, then the listed price is of course your starting point. We can value paintings you own with a view to establishing an appropriate insurance valuation; if you wish us to do so, send us photographs and a description of the painting and we will discuss the costs of valuing it.
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Art is like any other investment: it can go up or down in price. By keeping overheads low and having strong links with living artists, we can offer paintings at very competitive prices. In this way, we try to ensure that no one actually loses money on a purchase from us – at least, not in the short term – and buying low of course gives you the best chance of profit. We advise people to buy art that they love first and foremost, as this is the real point of buying paintings. But if you are particularly looking to make a profit, we are happy to advise as to which artists are most likely to increase in value – on the understanding even the most best-informed predictions can prove disappointing.
We can certainly try! If you tell us what you are looking for and what your budget is, we can make enquiries on your behalf.
All sorts of sources: at home and abroad, from auction houses or private sales, from artists who work with us, or commissions that we arrange. When we purchase a painting, we clean, restore and re-frame it sympathetically and in accordance with the value of the painting.