It is now three years since we mounted our ground-breaking show The Spirit and Force of Art: Drawing in Britain 1600-1750. The exhibition, and its accompanying catalogue, contained over 80 drawings made in Britain in this under-explored period. To celebrate the exhibition and our continued interest in this often-overlooked period of British art, we thought we would mount an online exhibition of twenty rare, significant and interesting drawings from this period.
Our move to new premises at no.16 Clifford Street has offered an opportunity to sort through solander boxes and put together this online exhibition. Our selection includes drawings by pioneering figures such as Inigo Jones and Willem van de Velde the younger, as well as a group of works by the great decorative history painter James Thornhill. The majority of the drawings are priced well under £10,000 and offer an opportunity to acquire works by some of the transformational European draughtsman of the period.
Our new space is situated on the second floor of a smart George II townhouse; we look forward to welcoming you once London’s lockdown restrictions have been lifted from April 12th. As always, we are happy to send additional images, give condition reports and offer further information and advice on any works that might be of interest. We are also happy to provide quotes for shipping and framing for those works sold mounted only.