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.
Regardless of his being expelled from the Academy Sims built a successful career, even exhibiting in the Royal Academy in 1896. Additionally, in 1910 Sims was elected a fellow of the Royal Watercolour Society and a member of the Royal Academy in 1915.
Sims became renowned for his ability to depict sunlit landscapes and his neo-classical fantasies which idealised scenes of women, children and fairies within a natural setting. However, his style changed dramatically after The First World War, which was greatly traumatic for Sims as he lost his eldest son. His Post-war work began to develop religious motifs and Sims began to withdraw from his artistic circle, rejecting the position as the Keepership of the Royal Academy in 1920 to move to the United States.
In the final years of his life Sims suffered from hallucinations, paranoia and insomnia, caused by the horrific scenes he had witnessed as an official war artist and the loss of his son. Sims committed suicide in 1928, drowning himself in the River Tweed near his home in St. Boswells, Scotland.
A Times review compared Sim’s later work to El Greco, ‘using his expedient of torn atmospheric forms for emotional purposes.’