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.
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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.
An amateur artist all of his life Lionel was most active after retirement. His range of paintings included maritime, still life, topographical and London street scenes. He obviously had a strong interest in motoring and produced excellent paintings of motor racing. Several of his paintings were used by greetings card manufacturers and at least two of his paintings were used by BEN (automotive industry employees’ charity) for a Christmas card. Lionel Rouse was born in 1911 and brought up in the Cold harbour Lane area of Balham/Brixton where the family lived and traded as auctioneers, furniture, antique and art dealers. From an artistic family his uncle was R W (Robert William) Arthur Rouse (born in 1867), a celebrated English landscape painter. Robert was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists from 1889 until his death in 1952. Robert exhibited at the Royal Academy and several other places, as well as illustrating books. Another brother Frederick (born 1869) was also an artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy. Also Eugene born 1874 is known to have painted portraits and landscapes. The young Lionel Rouse would have had plenty of family encouragement from his uncles for his early artistic endeavours and attended the Lambeth School of Art. In his working life Lionel was a Design Engineer and married Winifred Iris Chew in 1934, she was always known as Iris. Iris was 3 years younger than Lionel and was a childhood star of Silent Movies. Her stage name was Bunty Fosse and together they had a family of three daughters.
Lionel Rouse died in 1984 of lung cancer, his wife Iris died just a month later.