Highlights of London Art Week

London Art Week

Agnew’s – Portraiture through the Ages – Comprising a selection of rarely-seen portraits, and featuring a painting by John Singer Sargent of Don Balthasar Carlos on Horseback, after Velázquez (in the Prado Museum, Madrid). Charles Beddington Ltd.Venice: Paintings and Drawings of Three Centuries – Hosted at The Fine Art Society, the show will display approximately 30 paintings and drawings by the foremost artists of the city, including Canaletto, Marieschi, Guardi and Carlevarijs. A highlight is Michele Marieschi’s Santa Maria Della Salute, a magnificent view painting which will be on public display for the first time. Katrin Bellinger at ColnaghiFrench Drawings from the 17th to 19th Century – An exhibition of approximately fourteen French drawings, including works by Gillot, Millet and Fragonard. Colnaghi – An exhibition revealing one of the most important rediscoveries in the field of classical British art for decades. The Sayer Family of Richmond, 1781, is an exceptional conversation piece by Johan Zoffany R.A. (1733-1810), the master of the genre, early member of the Royal Academy, and a favoured painter of King George III. Sam FoggReclaiming Antiquity; creation and revival between the Fall of Rome and the Renaissance – An exhibition taking as its focus high quality examples of Cosmati-work and Opus Sectile decorative stonework, made between the 11th and 13th centuries reusing ancient Roman, Egyptian, and Greek marbles, porphyries, and other luxurious stones. Oliver Forge and Brendan LynchFragments: From the Tiber to the Ganges – Including an Egyptian fragment from a relief carved with a priest and three hieroglyphic symbols dating from the Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2125-1985 B.C. Richard Green Fine PaintingsPaintings from Georgian Britain; A Golden Age – Presenting portraiture, landscapes and marine painting, including Nathaniel Dance’s stylish Neoclassical portrait of Mary Brummell, mother of sartorial trend-setter Beau Brummell. Martyn Gregory – An exhibition of 18th and 19th century British watercolours and drawings, including works by Peter De Wint, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Rowlandson, John Varley, and James Ward. Johnny van Haeften GalleryOn Copper – An exhibition of approximately a dozen paintings from the 17th and early 18th century, all painted on copper panels. Including works by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Jan Breughel the Elder, Jan van Kessel and Paul Bril. Martin Hirschboeck – Exhibition includes a drawing by Cesare Magni (active in Milan 1511 – 1534), pupil and successor of Leonardo da Vinci, which has recently been confirmed as the only known drawing to be firmly attributed to the artist. An exciting discovery, it is a preparatory drawing for the artist’s Madonna and Child with Two Saints in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Galería José de la Mano – Ignacio Pinazo (1849-1916). A Valencian Master of Light – An exhibition of 25 exceptional drawings by the celebrated Spanish artist, shown alongside an important selection of Spanish works on paper of the 16th to 18th centuries. Daniel Katz GalleryFrom the Salon – Featuring a selection of outstanding works that have been exhibited at national Salon exhibitions including the Salon in Paris, the Royal Academy in London and the Venice Biennale. Including the rediscovered Portrait of Armand Gérôme, brother of the artist (1848) by Jean-Léon Gérôme. Lampronti GalleryLights and Shadows: Caravaggism in Europe – Bringing together a carefully selected group of Caravaggesque paintings, spanning the entire development of this vibrant artistic movement that dominated Europe throughout the 17th century. Maison d’ArtSplendours of the Venetian Cinquecento – An exhibition documenting Venice’s Golden Age and the paths taken by Venetian painting from the Classicism of Bellini to the chiaroscuro nocturnes of Bassano, which stand as a prelude to the world of Caravaggio. Philip Mould & Co – Exhibiting at their new gallery at 18-19 Pall Mall, a display of historical portraits as well as fine portrait miniatures in a new portrait miniatures cabinet room, and a group of works in a gallery devoted to Modern British art. Maurizio Nobile – A show of paintings and drawings, including the recently rediscovered Madonna and Child by Simon Vouet (1590-1649), otherwise known as The Madonna Molé. Stephen Ongpin Fine Art – An exhibition of Italian drawings spanning the Early Renaissance to Futurim, from 1500 to 1920, beginning with a drawing by Ridolfo Ghirlandaio (1483-1561) and ending with a pastel by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958). Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd – Showing a group of six drawings by Remigio Cantagallina (c.1582/3 – c.1656), a celebrated Italian draughtsman of the Baroque period. The group comes from a private American collection and shows the varied subject matter that is characteristic of Cantagallina’s oeuvre. Robilant+Voena and Stair Sainty GalleriesNapoleon: Antiquity to Empire – Including approximately fifty paintings, sculptures, furniture, works of art and objects that reference classical models and produce a highly personal imperial iconography inspired by the military and diplomatic achievements of Alexander the Great, Julius Cesar and Justinian. Galerie Sismann – Exhibiting a beautiful, rediscovered marble sculpture of the tragic figure of Lucretia attributed to Philippe Bertrand, artist at the court of Louis XIV. Believed to have been displayed at the Salon de Louvre exhibition in 1704, it has been since been unseen in public. Fondantico Tiziano Sassoli – Bolognese Old Masters – A collection of paintings and drawings including a remarkable discovery; Christ among the doctors, by Giovanni Antonio Burrini (Bologna, 1656 – 1727), an oil painting on copper which was once in the collection of Prince Carl von Bayern. Trinity Fine Art in association with Carlo Orsi and Walter Padovani – A strong selection of sculpture, paintings and drawings, including an extremely rare Doccia Manufactory Putto, unusual for both its larger size and for the fact that it is coloured rather than white, which dates from an early period in the Ginori Factory’s output (circa 1754-55); and A Regatta on the Grand Canal by Michele Marieschi (1710-1744), the only known depiction of a feast or regatta painted by the celebrated Italian artist. Rafael Valls Ltd. and Tomasso Brothers Fine ArtThe Painter’s Menagerie and The Sculptor’s Menagerie – A collaborative exhibition with a range of works hailing from all corners of the globe, and from classical antiquity to the 19th century, from an exotic rhinoceros carved in coloured marble to an early study of a mouse by Jan Brueghel the Younger. Rupert Wace Ancient ArtShapely Forms: Vessels in Antiquity – Consisting of a range of works of art, all with a practical function, the objects in this exhibition represent cultures spanning five millennia and three continents including ancient Egypt, the Near East and classical Greece and Rome. The Weiss Gallery From Merchants to Monarchs: Frans Pourbus the Younger – An exhibition of works by the renowned 17th century court portraitist, and the first time that so many works by the artist been privately assembled and exhibited together in London – only the Medici collection in the Uffizi and Pitti Palaces, with ten, has more. Bonhams – Highlights from the Old Master Paintings Sale (8 July) at their state-of-the-art new saleroom at 101 New Bond Street include two important floral still life pictures by Jan van Kessel the Elder, and a rare drawing by the father of British landscape gardening, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, which was commissioned by the 4th Duke of Marlborough. Christie’s – Auctions of paintings, drawings and sculpture will take place on 7, 9 and 10 July (see sales calendar here). Highlights include a small group of carefully selected Old Master paintings from The Alfred Beit Foundation which will be sold at auction on 9 July. The group is led by two magnificent works on panel by Sir Peter Paul Rubens; Head of a bearded man and Venus and Jupiter. Sotheby’s – Auctions of paintings, drawings and sculpture will take place on 8 and 9 July (see sales calendar here). Highlights include nine works from the collections of Castle Howard, one of Britain’s greatest and most beautiful country houses. The works span Roman antiquities to Old Master paintings and 17th century Italian furniture.

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