Posting will be light today...unlike the snow.
Up for auction on March 12 Victorian & Traditionalist Pictures at Christies (London, South Kensington) is this Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803-1902) watercolor and pencil on paper. It is signed and dated "T. Sidney Cooper. 1883" The estimate for this piece is 3000-5000 British Pounds ($5989-9982).
This time of year snow scenes may not be as popular and as a result you may be able to get a bargain. Yes, the pound is stronger than the dollar but this has scared away some bidders. Cooper's watercolors steadily acheived over $10,000 at auction in 2007. Looking at it this way, 3000 British pounds or $5989 would be a good investment. Traditional, pastoral scenes like this one are usually a safe bet in any kind of market.