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The First Impression – W. A. Ellis Art Series

April saw the blossoming of our joint venture with W. A. Ellis for 2014. Always keen to nurture strong links within the local community, we are proud to be associated with this boutique property company who are prominent in the Knightsbridge, Kensington and Chelsea area.

Property and art, coming together for a series of four events to be held at our gallery throughout the year, these events are a must for those who appreciate fine art and architecture with a premium level of service.

Glenn Fuller, Cory Fuller of G&P and Richard Barber, Partner at W.A. Ellis

Glenn Fuller, Cory Fuller of G&P and Richard Barber, Partner at W.A. Ellis

At our inaugural event, guests were treated to an exclusive hanging of works by Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley and Camille Pissarro amongst others. We are passionate about each and every piece we have in the gallery, whether it be painting, watercolour or sculpture and it was a pleasure to introduce our collection of Impressionist paintings and figurative works.

A friendly introduction to the W.A. Ellis Art Series was delivered by Richard Barber, partner at W.A. Ellis, and an eloquent introduction to the gallery and the collection for our guests by our very own Anthony Fuller.

Simon Stock, Senior International Specialist at Sotheby’s provided a fascinating comparison of the present, past and future auction markets, demonstrating the current strength and demand for Impressionist paintings with a ‘doorstop’ sized catalogue for their next Impressionist and Modern Evening sale compared to their rather svelte catalogue for their 1958 sale of the Goldschmidt Collection (the gold standard of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art).

Richard Barber and Caroline Copeland of W.A. Ellis & Simon Stock of Sothebys

Richard Barber and Caroline Copeland of W.A. Ellis & Simon Stock of Sothebys

 

The ‘odd-one-out’ on the walls was a print-on-canvas of a spectacular property W. A. Ellis sold on Glebe Place last September. This property was once the home of Charles Rene Mackintosh, founder of the Art Nouveau movement and was nestling between our original works of art! Guests were invited to guess the value of the property versus that of one of our Claude Monet oil paintings on show and congratulations goes to Chris Davenport-Jones who suggested a price of £4,250,000 for the painting – actual price £4,750,000 – and £9,400,000 for Glebe Place – sold for £7,600,000.

Marigold and Chris Davenport-Jones, ‘winners’ and myself

Marigold and Chris Davenport-Jones, ‘winners’ and myself

The Art Series continues on Wednesday 4th June with a celebration of leading International artists and their paintings of London and the UK, Paris and Venice amongst others. Artists shall include Peter Symonds, Martin Taylor, Peter van Breda, Kenneth Webb, Edouard Cortes, Alexandre Jacob, Georges Robin.

For more information or if you would like to attend, please do visit the WA Ellis Art Series website or contact Marie-Claire Meredith on 020 7584 5512

 

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