George Salting | career
Largely influenced by the connoisseur,
Salting was a careful buyer, as a rule dealing only with two or three dealers whom he felt he could trust, though he sometimes bought at auction. He often obtained expert advice and his own knowledge was always growing. As a consequence he made few mistakes, and these were usually corrected by the pieces being exchanged for better specimens. Salting lived modestly mostly in London, occupying just two living rooms.  Except for an occasional few days shooting, he made collecting, and its associated research and study, his occupation.