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.
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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.
William James, a painter of Egyptian Temples, London views, but above all renowned as a painter of Venice remains something of an enigma.
Neither birth nor death dates are known, however, William James exhibited in London at Spring Gardens from 1761-1768 and at the Royal Academy between 1769-1771 showing some of his works depicting Egyptian Temples and Oriental Scenes. In the following year he exhibited two views of London and Westminster also at the Royal Academy. Works exhibited at the Royal Academy include: 1769 “Temple of Ismandous at Luxer” and “The Temple of Isis”; 1770 “Temple of Cous” and “The Palace of Memnon” and in 1771 a view of “Westminster from the Adelphi Building in Durham Yard” and a Venetian scene entitled “The Grand Canal, Venice”.
James is thought to have been a studio assistant to Antonio Canal Canaletto (1697-1768) on his visit to England in 1754. James was clearly influenced by Canaletto and he and his studio produced Venetian views, such views had grown immeasurably in popularity in the latter half of the eighteenth and into the nineteenth century with the increasing numbers of gentlemen experiencing the ‘Grand Tour’ and the works by Canaletto and his contemporaries being acquired by English collectors of the period.
His works can be seen in museums in: London, The Victoria and Albert Museum; Oxford University and Surrey, Hampton Court Palace.