5 December 2023
’Hepworth’s mantle belongs to Emily Young,’
Colin Gleadell, The Daily Telegraph
Our recent exhibition of works by Britain’s greatest living free-carver, Emily Young, has been a great success and a joy to behold in our 33 New Bond Street Gallery. Her exquisite sculptures in caramel onyx, alabaster and marble, looked perfectly situated in our modern, yet classical gallery spaces and have irresistibly drawn people in. Everyone at the gallery has been moved by Emily’s thought-provoking work, its noble, direct-carving tradition following in the footsteps of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, whose work is also celebrated by the gallery.
We will continue to enjoy the profound magnificence of Emily’s monumental sculptures and are delighted to have a group of works available at the gallery. Please contact LauraBergues@richardgreen.com for further details. You can see Emily talking about her work and her exhibition, Pareidolia in Stone, at the gallery here.
Emily Young; Cave Song II
Lavery on Location
The gallery is delighted to be lending A southern sea, 1910, by Sir John Lavery to a major exhibition on the artist’s work at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, in collaboration with National Museums NI and National Galleries of Scotland. This major exhibition will focus on the artist’s impressions of the people and locations that he encountered during a life filled with travel, allowing visitors to take a fresh look at the work of this highly respected painter.
Read more about the exhibition on our website here.
Sir John Lavery, A southern sea, 1910
We have had a buoyant year of sales, from visits to our galleries, international fairs and online. We sold ten paintings at TEFAF Maastricht in March, a mix of Old Masters and Impressionists, including works by Jan Brueghel the Elder, Willem van Mieris, Willem Claesz. Heda, Paul-Auguste Renoir and Henri Fantin-Latour. The first Treasure House Fair, held in London in June, had a promising start, with enthusiasm for Modern British masters in particular. This was underlined at Frieze in October, when we sold a number of Modern British paintings to existing and new clients. The surge of interest
in female artists was reflected in the sale of a major flowerpiece by Rachel Ruysch to a private collector in the summer.
The international art market has proved to be resilient, with the major New York auctions in November making a healthy total of $2.1 billion. We have acquired some exciting paintings from private collections and continue to source the best examples worldwide. We feel very positive about 2024 and look forward to welcoming you to our London galleries and Richard Green’s stands at international fairs.
TEFAF 2024 Maastricht fair
Thursday 7th March – Thursday 14th March
PLEASE NOTE THAT TEFAF MAASTRICHT WILL BE SEVEN DAYS IN 2024
We are looking forward, as always, to TEFAF Maastricht, which brings together an international group of dealers with outstanding fine and decorative arts, attracting museum directors, curators, collectors and connoisseurs from across the world.
Richard Green will be bringing a selection of Old Master and Impressionist paintings. Among our highlights is Willem Claesz. Heda’s Still life with a rummer of white wine, a mother-of-pearl handled knife, a clockwatch, a peeled lemon and a façon-de-Venise wineglass, 1630. It reflects the brilliance of seventeenth century Haarlem still life painters and the Dutch Golden Age works for which TEFAF is renowned.
Gustave Caillebotte was perhaps the most enigmatic and individual of the Impressionists.
Independently wealthy, he bankrolled the careers of several of his artist colleagues. He was also a passionate yachtsman, as can be seen in Bateaux sur la Seine à Argenteuil, 1892, a poetic evocation of the blue radiance of the river.
Gustave Caillebotte: Bateaux sur la Seine à Argenteuil