Issue 14

June is bustin’ out all over…..or at least our new arrivals are busting out all over our stock room.  Hot on the heels of our knock-out Matisse show, we decided to bring in a lot of new stuff. But if you didn’t quite make it to the Matisse then don’t worry, we still have a good selection around the gallery and our side window is full of them.

New arrivals

We have the funky and ironic Gucci Head – a wondrous gouache on photographic paper by the fabulous Bruce McLean (a steal at £2,450) – we also have a lovely new lithograph by Bernard Buffet entitled Clown and Ballerina (£975) and, in keeping with the circus theme, we also have a stunning etching with aquatint by Georges Rouault called The Ballerinas (£4,500).

We have yet more new Chagalls, including a beautiful lithograph from his Paris series entitled Les Monstres de Notre Dame (£2,500); you can see the vibrancy from his paintings overflowing into his lithographic work in this piece. Also new in are a couple of etchings by Julian Trevelyan (£1,250 each), lithographs by Henry Moore (from £1,750 to £2,950 each), a very gentle screen-print by Craigie Aitchison (£1,250) and a groovy piece by Allan Jones (£4,500).

Drop in, have a good rummage and let us help you find that perfect piece for your wall.

Bruce McLean, Gucci Head. £2,450
Bruce McLean, Gucci Head. £2,450
Julian Trevelyan, Runway. £1,250
Julian Trevelyan, Runway. £1,250

Rembrandt: ‘one of the greatest painters who ever lived’ (Gombrich)

Don’t forget……25 June marks the first day of our show of Rembrandt etchings. By way of a brief background to this extraordinary opportunity:

Parisian printer and publisher Pierre-Francois Basan acquired around 80 etching plates by Rembrandt from the estate of Parisian dealer, Claude Henri Watelet. As a result, the so-called Basan Recueil was first published in 1789. It constituted a landmark because it was the first time that a volume containing an overview of Rembrandt’s work, printed from his own plates, was available to the collecting public. After Basan died in 1797 his son Henri Louis Basan inherited the plates and published further collections of the Rembrandt etchings in 1807/8. We have 72 etchings in our show so we are bringing you a vast selection from one of the 1807/08 editions from which to choose.

Prices are from £1,500 to £7,500.

Rembrandt, Beggars receiving alms at a door. £4,950
Rembrandt, Beggars receiving alms at a door. £4,950
Rembrandt, Clement de Jonghe. £3,750
Rembrandt, Clement de Jonghe. £3,750

Mike Dodd Pots

Don’t despair pot-lovers because it is not just the picture lovers who have new things to discover. We are awash with new pots. We have completely refreshed our pots by the wonderful Mike Dodd; the glazes on these latest pieces are just divine. But fear not, our selection of his mugs and other tableware items has not been diminished and are still widely available.

We also have a few new pieces in by slipware potter, Clive Bowen. Our stock remains limited for now because Clive’s work is in such demand, so grab these lovely pots whilst you can.

Small vase ash glaze over white slip high silica on shoulders, £135
Small vase ash glaze over white slip high silica on shoulders, £135
Squared dish grass pattern, local clay and ash glaze, £200
Squared dish grass pattern, local clay and ash glaze, £200

Diary dates:

There are so many exciting possibilities that we are considering bringing you that we have decided to re-group before finalising anything beyond the Rembrandt show. Suffice to say, watch this space because as soon as we are sure what our next shows will be, we will let you know.

It is easy to stay in touch with us – check out the website or better still, drop in for a chat…we are always here to help. As always, just because you can’t see it on our walls or sitting on our shelves doesn’t mean that we haven’t got it or can’t get it……just ask!