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I am referring to your question about an oil painting of two British frigates by British artist Richard Willis.
Born in 1924, Richard was honoured as the youngest ever exhibitor at the Royal Academy, where two of his works are hung.
The price quoted above that was paid in 1989 is higher than what can be presently achieved on the secondary market.
A comparable painting with the measurements 73.5 x 99cm was estimated at £800 - £1,200 by Charles Miller Ltd, London, in 2018.
An similar estimate seems to be realistic on the current market, though specialised collectors still might pay higher prices.
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