Modern British Art

Through Summer

This summer’s Modern British exhibition will follow our usual pattern, opening at the gallery in June and then will partially transfer to the Masterpiece fair in Chelsea. For this year TEFAF Maastricht is also in June, Friday 24th – Thursday 30th, which has given us the unique challenge of presenting at two top quality art fairs that overlap. Our Modern British collection has many highlights and is built around some wonderful pictures and sculptures from three private collections, all not seen publicly for a very long time. From a London collector we have known for over 30 years we have a remarkable group of major works led by an exceptional Terry Frost. From another collection we have an exceptionally rare William Nicholson painting of his wife Edie and a very large Hitchens, and then we include several works that underline the rich variety of the Nicolas and Frances McDowall collection.
As ever our group of sculptures is diverse and of particular interest note the extremely rare Moore Mother and Child on Ladderback Chair and a large Family Group originally acquired from Moore by Sir Kenneth Clark. As always rare early Chadwicks are part of our collection.

Standing Figure

Kenneth Armitage: Standing Figure, 1954

Two Winged Figures II

Lynn Chadwick: Two Winged Figures II, 1976

Watcher VI

Lynn Chadwick: Watcher VI, 1961

Head of a Sleeping Fisherman

John Craxton: Head of a Sleeping Fisherman, 1949

Volcanic Landscape

John Craxton: Volcanic Landscape, 1973

Young Man with Cigarette

John Craxton: Young Man with Cigarette, 1961

Self-Portrait: Reflection

Lucian Freud: Self-Portrait: Reflection, 1996

Tribute IV

Elisabeth Frink: Tribute IV, 1975

Red, Black and Blue Arrows

Terry Frost: Red, Black and Blue Arrows, 1962

Oval Theme I

Adrian Heath: Oval Theme I, 1956


Peter Kinley: Landscape, 1957

Grey Shore

Peter Lanyon: Grey Shore, 1959

Reclining Nude: Crossed Feet

Henry Moore: Reclining Nude: Crossed Feet, 1980

Rocking Chairs

Henry Moore: Rocking Chairs, 1948


Winifred Nicholson: Bewcastle, 1972

Rocky Sheepfold

John Piper: Rocky Sheepfold, Late 1940's

Dark Fir, Shoreham

Alan Reynolds: Dark Fir, Shoreham, 1952

Legend in December

Alan Reynolds: Legend in December, 1955

Village, October

Alan Reynolds: Village, October, 1953

Blade Venus 1

William Turnbull: Blade Venus 1, 1989

Two Bathers by a Pool

Keith Vaughan: Two Bathers by a Pool, 1968

Constructed Relief

John Wells: Constructed Relief, 1963