During lockdown our heads were turned by the appearance at auction of a most unusual portrait miniature of a man wearing a fur parka, bundled up against Arctic levels of cold, his hunting equipment to hand. Further research has shown this image to be wholly unique in the medium of the portrait miniature and extremely rare in any form of portraiture. Read more here.
Presented by Arcarta, the anti-fraud and customer due diligence network for the art world, the Bigger Picture presents a special series of episodes in collaboration with London Art Week. This week, Philip Mould was interviewed by Tom Noon, The Bigger Picture presenter.
Listen here for insights into Philip's childhood memories, visiting antique shops with his mother, his early career, love of nature, behind the scenes anecdotes on Fake or Fortune and tips on making your way in the art world.
This winter, Phlip Mould & Company are delighted to be exhibiting in London Art Week's online platform, LAW DIGITAL.
In this episode, Philip investigates a father-son relationship between bohemian artist Augustus John and his son Robin John. Robin John (1904-1988) was the third son of Augustus John and his first wife Ida Nettleship (1877-1907).
This captivating portrait of Katherine Duer Mackay (1878–1930) was presumably completed during one of Ambrose McEvoy’s trips to America. His famed depictions of human character and beauty, particularly of women, became sought after and he maintained an illustrious list of clients spread between the United Kingdom and America, where he was represented for a period by the most celebrated international art dealer of the day, Lord Duveen. Ambrose McEvoy captures Mackay’s powerful influence and legacy which inspired a generation of women, whose efforts would ultimately attain the vote for women.
In this episode of Art in Isolation, Philip invites you back into his home to explore an intimate watercolour by the accomplished Gwen John. John carved her own distinctive style; often governed by an overriding stillness, subtlety of palette and a rich quality of light.
Exhibition review in Country Life by Huon Mallalieu.
'The exhibition 'Pioneers: 500 Years of Women in British Art' runs until November 27 at Philip Mould and is quietly very impressive indeed. The gallery has assembled it essentially from stock, demonstrating that this is no bandwagon-jumping exercise, but a subject that has interested Mr Mould and his team for a long time. I paid an early visit, which was a pleasure, but also a problem, as I found it difficult to decide which exhibits I would most like to illustrate here.'
Lydia Miller, Assistant Curator, Cross-Collections at the National Portrait Gallery, explores the lives and work of artists Mary Beale (1633-1699) and Mary Delany (1700-1788).
In response to the kind words of encouragement and enthusiastic requests for another series, we are delighted to launch Art in Isolation Series 2. In this episode, Philip invites you back into his kitchen to view a work by one of the most important British artists of the twentieth-century, Henry Moore.