Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

January normally sees us in New York for the Winter Show, but the organisers have taken the sensible decision to postpone the fair until later in the year. We have therefore put together a few highlights for a small online exhibition. This selection includes a number of very great landscape sheets by the likes of Thomas Gainsborough, JMW Turner and Richard Wilson, whose Study of Trees is the largest and one of the most compelling sheets made on his transformative period spent in Italy. The Grand Tour links several other sheets, including the fine and incisive portrait of Pope Clement XIII, Carlo della Torre di Rezzonico by the engraver Francesco Bartolozzi, made on the eve of his departure for London where he was to forge a hugely successful career. One of the most fascinating sheets is by John Hamilton Mortimer and shows a corner of his Covent Garden studio with two sleeping women. The drawing offers a fascinating  insight into artistic life in London, research into the dedicatee of the sheet ‘Mrs Ireland’ has uncovered a fascinating circle of friends, including the great abolitionist Ignatius Sancho. We hope that you enjoy this selection and sincerely hope that normal service will resume before too long.