Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

We are delighted to announce that the gallery has moved from no.3 Clifford Street to no.16 Clifford Street. 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. In the meantime, the move has offered an opportunity to sort through solander boxes and put together an online exhibition.  

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 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. 

Whilst London remains in lockdown, we are available to send additional images, give condition reports and offer further information on any sheets that might be of interest. We are also happy to provide quotes for shipping and framing for those works sold mounted only. 

Sir James Thornhill
Psyche amongst the Olympian Gods: Possibly a ceiling design for Stoke Edith house, Herefordshire
Pen and brown ink and brown wash over traces of pencil, oval
7 ⅝ x 12 ⅜ inches; 194 x 315 mm
Drawn c. 1710