Antiques Roadshow guest gasps 'unbelievable!' as she learns staggering truth behind great-grandad's paintings | The Sun

AN Antiques Roadshow guest was left gasping after learning the staggering truth behind her great-grandad's paintings.

During an episode of the hit BBC One show viewers were introduced to two sisters.

The siblings, who were originally from Trinidad, brought along paintings that were special to the sisters.

Meeting expert Rupert Maas, they revealed their great-grandad had painted wild-life inspired pieces.

Not only that, the two women also brought work from Trinidad's first painter, Micel-Jean Cazabon.

As Rupert observed the paintings, he declared that they were "terrific".

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Asking more about their family history, the Antiques Roadshow star asked how many generations the sister's family had lived in Trinidad, to which they replied five.

Commenting on the work, Rupert said: "This is a sort of Edenic view, you know, like the Garden of Eden, of a Caribbean island really.

"It's the mid-19th century, and he was taught by this artist and the artist of these two paintings whose name was Micel-Jean Cazabon.

"Well Cazabon, of course, is terribly important in many ways because he was Trinidad's first painter."

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When it came to their great-grandfather's paintings, the expert said they were "really quite sought after".

He valued them at £1,000 – £1,500 but added they could do even better at auction.

While the sister's were delighted with the news, they were stunned and left gasping 'unbelievable' to learn how much their other paintings were really worth.

"And then these two well, as I say, I think this one is slightly faded. So I'm going to go down a bit to £10,000 to £15,000," Rupert said.

Despite their lucrative prize tag, the sisters revealed they wouldn't be selling the items.

Antiques Roadshow airs on BBC One and iPlayer.

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