A portarit of William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) by the daring Italian painter Antonio Mancini (1852-1930) (currently with Philip Mould & Company) has been on display at The Mesdag Collection, The Hague as part of the spring/summer exhibition Exhibition Mancini: Eccentric & Extravagant.
The inclusion of Mancini's 1907 portrait of Yeats in such an extensive retrospective, the first of its kind held in the Netherlands, has placed this work within the broader context of the artist's professional output which spanned over 60 years from 1872-1930.
Among the works on offer from LAW exhibitors are sculptures by Félicie de Faveau (1799-1886) from Stuart Lochhead and Didier Aaron, portraits by Maria Verelst (1680-1744) from Philip Mould & Company and paintings by early Abstract Expressionist Belle Cramer (1883-1978).
As a response to the Black Lives Matter movement, the Dean of St Albans Cathedral, Dr Jeffrey John, requested a fine art print copy of Wadsworth's A Last Supper be hung in the Altar of the Persecuted in the North Transept. Inspired by this important gesture, Lorna has decided to offer to make further high-quality print copies of the painting - purely on a cost price basis - for other churches and religious organisations.
In this month's episode, Sarah talks to Emma Rutherford from The Philip Mould Gallery, an expert on Tudor miniatures. Listen to Emma describe the diplomatic and deeply romantic use of these tiny, but exquisite, objects; the techniques used to create them and the refined world of the Tudor miniaturist. How did one miniature change the course of English history, while another reveals the racy side of the Elizabethan court? Listen in to find out more about these intensely personal objects!
This year, the summer edition of London Art Week (LAW) is doing things a little differently and going virtual. From 3rd - 10th July, LAW brings together 52 leading international pre-contemporary galleries and auction houses, with curated selections waiting to be discovered.
The director of London's Garden Museum, Christopher Woodward, is to attempt a 50-mile swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly, off the southwest coast of England, to raise money the museum has lost due to the coronavirus pandemic.
From 1625 Garzoni was in Venice and five years later she found employment in Naples, serving at the court of the Spanish Duke of Alcalá. Turning north again, from 1632 to 1637 she worked in Turin, in the employ of the Duke of Savoy. It was here that she created the fascinating miniature portrait of the Ethiopian, Zaga Christ (1635), which features in the current exhibition, courtesy of Philip Mould.