We have a special focus on 20th century British portraiture but we like to buy excellent portraiture generally and will hunt for pieces from all periods and places provided we consider they make an apposite comment on the human condition and conform to our standards of quality
In the first half of the 20th century there was an explosion of creative energy within British art a period loosely termed 'Modern British'. We have a focus on 'Modern British' but also acquire landscape paintings across a wide range of periods provided they are of excellent quality
Contemporary art or 'contemporary' is a very imprecise label if it means anything other than that the artist is alive. In truth many develop and continue long established traditions of painting whilst others innovate almost entirely. It is a deeply exciting genre.
From cave paintings on, our fascination with the natural world reached a painterly zenith with Dutch still life painting in the 17th century. Sometimes macabre, romantic or haunting overtones continue with modern proponents. This is also where we catalogue our 'interior' compositions..
The first half of the twentieth century saw a golden age of lithographic poster production with a confluence of factors including paper quality, printing processes, artistic talent and commercial imperative.
The sixteen hundreds saw an explosion of cartography with British and Dutch map makers competing ferociously for a burgeoning market. From this competition came a golden age of map making. Though of incredible age a number remain in excellent decorative condition.
“Our aim is that the process of acquiring art be as pleasurable as possible for our clients.”
“Like truffle hunters my wife Sybilla and I seek out the very finest paintings. We have always bought as if for ourselves but in the knowledge that the paintings we acquire will ultimately cause our clients immense pleasure. ”