NPR’s All Things Considered goes back to the well with dealer Philip Mould and this interview about his book, The Art Detective:[audio:http://www.artmarketmonitor.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/NPR_-Philip-Mould-on-All-Things-Considered.mp3|titles=NPR_ Philip Mould on All Things Considered]
Around Thanksgiving time in 1992, a London art dealer named Philip Mould was invited to rural Vermont to see a private collection. The owner was Earle Newton, and he kept his paintings inside an old, disused church.
When Mould walked in, he saw hundreds of portraits scattered about, and one of them, propped against the altar, caught his eye.
Mr. PHILIP MOULD (Author, “The Art Detective”): (Reading) It stood out partly because of its quality but also because it did not conform to the politer, better-behaved expressions all around it. An unashamedly porcine image of a middle-aged woman in pink taffeta, she had the unfashionable hint of a smile showing through her bulbous cheeks. Its candor was mesmeric.
RAZ: That’s Philip Mould describing the encounter. At that moment, Mould realized he was staring at a painting by the English master William Hogarth, a painting worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Philip Mould, ‘The Art Detective’ (National Public Radio)