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Explore Sir Kyffin Williams And Celebrating Cheltenham Race Week
‘Races at Auteuil, 1951’ by Maurice Brianchon
Oil on canvas
19.7 x 16.1 inches
‘A HORSE GALLOPS WITH HIS LUNGS, PERSEVERES WITH HIS HEART AND WINS WITH HIS CHARACTER.’ – FEDERICO TESIO
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What a difference a year makes … The Cheltenham Festival took place last week but what a different landscape it was to last year, the horses may even have outnumbered the humans for the first time at Cheltenham Racecourse!
In the spirit of this fantastic sport, we have chosen to illustrate the above oil by Maurice Brianchon, an influential French Impressionist and Modern painter. Brianchon was best known for his luminous canvases depicting scenes at the French racecourses, including St. Cloud, Longchamps and here at Auteuil, a beautiful racecourse, the temple of French jump racing situated in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris.
We are so lucky to live in a village where horse riders holding up the traffic is an everyday occurrence, forget motor traffic, animal traffic is the norm….!
‘Off the Isle of Wight, 1871’
Oil on canvas
20.0 x 30.0 ins
Signed (lower left)
Oil on canvas
36.0 x 36.0 ins/ 91.4 x 91.4 cm
Initialled (lower right)
Blue skies … increasingly we are seeing snippets of these skies as the month progresses. It is hopefully a sign of good things to come for all of us, as beautifully depicted in ‘Bateaux de pêche, Audierne, 1906’ by Henri Moret.
The little fishing port of Audierne in Brittany, an area of exceptional beauty, an artists dream, with such varied landscape from drifts of sandune to dramatic plunging cliffs…and the sea, the wild Atlantic ocean…and it really was the sea that really captured Henri Moret.
His mastery of the plein air technique allowed him to translate his deep appreciation for the natural world onto canvas with brilliance and energy as we see here. Moret was widely collected, his works were sought after and still are by collectors throughout Europe and in the United States and Great Britain. We have had the privilege of handling five or six of his works ranging in date and subject matter, with all of them displaying these wonderful ever wild colourful landscapes and stormy of seas.
‘Bateaux de pêche, Audierne, 1906’ by Henri Moret. Oil on canvas, £95,000
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Zachary has over ten years in the art field, having held leadership roles at auction houses throughout the US. He holds a graduate degree in history from John Carroll University with strong concentrations in the historical development and cultural contexts of art. He began his career working with the Vatican Museums, after which time he moved to Christie’s, New York.
‘I was lucky in that I was born into a landscape so beautiful. I had no need to go elsewhere. There was never any question of what I should paint.’
‘Across the Straits’ is a fascinating book written by Sir Kyffin Williams. He paints a picture of his childhood and subsequently his adult life spent in the Menai Straits (an area which separates mainland Wales from Anglesey) ‘a land of ochres and umbers’ – and describes his early years as a painter. It is a marvellous tale irradiated by unselfconscious humour and includes a remarkable album of old family portraits punctuated with his own illustrations.
‘ACROSS THE STRAITS’ BY SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS
Kyffin Williams regularly showed at the Royal Academy in London alongside his contemporaries such as Ken Howard, Fred Cuming, Mary Fedden, David Hockney, John Bellany and many more. Williams is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century. He received the OBE in 1982
We have had the fortune of dealing with several of Kyffin’s works, from the dramatic Snowdonia mountain ranges as illustrated earlier, to the gentle hill farms and beautiful sunsets…
“And let’s face it there are very few artists who are known by their single names. You get Monets and Renoirs and Kyffins and that is the parlance across the art world.”