From Rembrandt and Van Dyck to Gainsborough, Constable and Turner; Degas and Bonnard to Picasso and Freud; Edward Lear to LS Lowry; Rodin to Henry Moore; the roll-call of famous names for sale at London Art Week opening this Friday spans the arc of art history.
Usually London Art Week takes place in galleries around St. James's and Mayfair, and although many exhibitions are now able to open by appointment, the event is available for all to enjoy online in a new digital format, involving art galleries from the USA, UK and Europe, at www.londonartweek.co.uk
from Friday 3 to Friday 10 July 2020.
The earliest works of art on offer date from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome; also included are rare examples of early and medieval art, and of the Renaissance period. Great names can be found from the golden age of the 17th and 18th centuries El Greco, Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Watteau. The roster of well-known artists continues, from Pre-Raphaelites through Picasso, the modernist 20th century period, and right up to the present day, represented with works by the likes of Grayson Perry and Michael Craig-Martin.
This Top Ten selection offers a taste of what is ready to be discovered in London Art Weeks unique viewing rooms and online galleries:
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (18331898), The Heart of the Rose. Signed with initials and dated 1889. Oil on canvas, 38 x 51 ½ in. (96.5 x 131 cm)
Edgar Degas (Paris 1834-1917 Paris), Buste de danseuse, c. 1896. Black chalk, 40 x 59 cm, 15 ¾ x 23 ¼ inches. Atelier stamp, lower left: "Degas" (Lugt 658)
Jacques Leegenhoek (Paris)
Bernardo Canal (Venice 1664 - 1744), The Piazza San Marco, Venice, Looking Towards the Church of San Geminiano. Date Unknown Oil on canvas, 57 × 73.5 cm. (22.44 × 28.9 in.)
Mireille Mosler (New York)
L.S. Lowry (1887-1976), St Augustine's Church, Pendlebury Stretford, United Kingdom Glossop, United Kingdom, 1924. Oil on panel, 14 ½ by 20 ⅞ inches (37 by 53 cm.) Signed & dated 'L.S. Lowry 1924'
Philip Mould & Company (London)
Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Portrait of a Young Girl in a White Apron, c. 1630. Oil on canvas, 39 x 32 ⅝ in (99 x 83 cm)
Jill Newhouse Gallery (New York)
Pierre Bonnard (1867 - 1947), Le Cannet, 1941. Oil on canvas, 36.0 × 52.0 cm. (14 ⅛ × 20 ½ in.). Signed lower left
Stephen Ongpin Fine Art (London)
Pablo Picasso (Málaga 1881 - Mougins 1973), The Artist and his Model (Le Peintre et son Modèle), 1970. Pen and black ink and white chalk on light brown card, 224 × 309 mm. (8 ¾ × 12 ⅛ in.) Dated 30.6.70. in black ink and signed Picasso in pencil at the upper left.
Sladmore Gallery (London)
Auguste Rodin (France 1840 - 1917), The Burghers of Calais, 1884-1889. Bronze. Height: 48 cm. (18.9 in.) [highest in set]
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Leiden 1606 - Amsterdam 1669), Self-portrait, half-length, wearing a ruff and a black hat, 1632. Oil on oak panel, 21.8 × 16.3 cm. (8 ⅝ × 6 ⅜ in.) Signed and dated centre right: Rembrant · ft./ 1632
Karen Taylor Fine Art (UK)
Thomas Gainsborough, RA, Wooded Landscape with Track and Pool, c. 1785. Black chalk with stump over pencil on laid paper, 278 × 389 mm. (11 × 15¼ in.)