A rare and exciting discovery has been made during a house clearance in Harrow it has been revealed.
A painting believed to be created by a local artist from Harrow has been uncovered and dated back to 1982. The painting depicts a historic hotel on the south coast called the King’s Head, which is now a pub located on Captain’s Row in Lymington, Hampshire.
The painting was discovered by the new homeowners, who contacted Harrow Online, after discovering the name of the artist, P Silverman, inscribed on the painting.
The previous owner of the artwork, Judy Myers, who had moved to the Midlands, had sent images of the painting to Harrow Online in the hope of locating the artist.
She said: “I had completely forgotten about it, but I believe the artist is from Harrow as I was told a long time ago. I think my mum purchased this at an auction in Hayes if I remember correctly. It would be great to find out who it was.”
The Kings Head is an iconic landmark of the south coast, with a rich history dating back to the 18th century. The hotel, which was once a coaching inn, has played host to famous personalities and notable events throughout history, making it a popular subject for art.
As the news of the discovery of this painting spreads, there is a growing interest in the artist, P Silverman, and his work. It is believed that he may have created other pieces that could be of historical and artistic significance – possibly of Harrow itself.