The Art World and Auctioneers in particular have a whole language of jargon and terms.
This can be very confusing and extremely difficult to understand sufficiently well to allow you to read a description of a painting relatively freely.
In this section under the sub-heading ABBREVIATIONS I have tried to list the abbreviations used in UniqueWales. The list grows steadily and I will do my best to keep it current.
Under the sub-heading of TERMS USED, I have tried to list many of the terms used to describe paintings, their formats and flaws. It is very important for you to be able to understand any terms used in the description of a painting in which you are interested. I think it is important to be aware of what you wish to buy to avoid disappointment. To open a painting to find that it is not what you were hoping for is every bit as upsetting as openng a present at Christmas to find that batteries are not included.