Private Collection, United Kingdom
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We have built up a strong reputation for the quality of the paintings, drawings and sculpture that we curate, exhibit and sell. Our professional associations with bodies such as The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Association of Art & Antique Dealers (LAPADA) are as a result of our reputation for integrity, our wide knowledge of fine arts and the high quality of our stock. Our business standards and expertise are reviewed regularly to adhere vigorously to enforced Codes. Our memberships and commitment to its Code of Conducts gives our buyers confidence when purchasing a work from us.
Condition reports and certificates of authenticity vary in their nature by artwork, for more information on your pieces of interest, please enquire with the gallery.
We take pride in the attention we give to our images of the artworks for purchase and invest in these to ensure outputs are aligned as closely as possible to the item in reality. We do not apply filters or modify images, we provide high-quality images to reflect the high quality of our artworks.
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Shipping and packaging requirements are assessed per piece to ensure the most suitable protection for the artwork. Trinity House will therefore call following purchase to agree the recommendations and costs.
Our After Sales services
We offer the following services which we will be happy to discuss with you following your purchase, alternatively, you can enquire for more information.
We offer insurance appraisals to protect your prised artwork and help you find the right cover and policy for you.
We are able to advise on framing and have access to every type and style to suit any artistic period or room setting.
The nature of the materials involved in a painting mean that on occasion some pieces are susceptible to movement and the effects of natural ageing. We are able to provide advice on practical measures to conserve the original condition of a piece and have relationships with restorers and framers to offer you a range of services to meet your needs.
Born in Krasow in 1906, he trained with Stanislaw Batowski before studying philosophy and history at the University of Lwow. He first found success with a one-man exhibition in 1936 at Zacheta Gallery in Warsaw, where the author Zofia Kossak-Szczucka became a collector by buying the first picture sold at the exhibition thus establishing his reputation as an artist. After serving with the Polish army in Scotland during the Second World War, Kratochwil remained in Britain.
In 1951, he had the good fortune to inherit the estate of the artist Dame Ethel Walker. Dame Ethel, who was in her seventies at the time, had met the young artist on his arrival to London and had seen promise in his work. Unbeknownst to Kratochwil, she had made him her beneficiary so that he could concentrate on his painting. In 1961 Kratochwil married the artist Kathleen Browne and later in life published an insightful monograph on her work. In 1994, he shared a retrospective with his wife at the Polish Cultural Institute, showing his drawings of life and places on Poland’s pre-war eastern borders. After his death, much of Kratochwil’s collection was passed to his pupil and fellow artist Robert Knight.
His works can now be found in leading institutions across the globe including the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art amongst others.