From the Estate of Louise Barringer of South Carolina; by descent, Mary Scott Rooker of Atlanta, GA.
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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.
Reynolds was the leading English portraitist of the 18th Century. He brought great variety and dignity to British portraiture through his study of ancient and Italian Renaissance art, and of the work of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669), Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641).
Reynolds was born at Plympton, Devon and had a more educated background than many painters; his father was a headmaster and fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. In 1740 Reynolds was apprenticed to the fashionable London portraitist Thomas Hudson (1701-1779), who also trained Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). He set up his own practice in London after spending time abroad, predominantly in Italy, between 1749 and 1752.
Reynolds soon established himself as the leading portrait painter and was a key figure in the intellectual life of London. He played a vital role in organising the group of thirty-four artists and architects who signed a petition to found a Royal Academy of Arts. It was to hold an annual exhibition, the Summer Exhibition, of living artists’ work and establish a free art school. He was elected as the first President of the Royal Academy when it was founded in 1768.
Reynolds set out his theories on art in a series of fifteen ground-breaking lectures, Discourses of Art, which are still in print today, they have been hugely influential on the development of British art.