Lords, Ladies & Luminaries...
I give you
at the Court of King George
An exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of the 60-year reign of King George III
through one mezzotint portrait for year of his reign
To be held at Reindeer Antiques, 81, Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BG.
Sculpture by Sally Arnup
To visit Sally Arnup in her Yorkshire studio is to enter an enchanted world.
The first thing you encounter is the sheer vitality of an artist who has been creating extraordinary sculptures continuously since leaving the Camberwell School of Art in the late 1950s.
The second thing you encounter is the menagerie with which she shares her home, one barn owl, three Tawney owls, a long eared rabbit, a flock of sheep, a brood of chickens and an excitable English pointer called Phidias.
Let there be no doubt about it, Sally Arnup adores animals and birds and it is this passion that fires her creativity and inspires her work.
Sally will only sculpt from life so the studio needs to be spacious enough to accommodate all her subjects, both large and small. A bag of hay in the corner testifies to the fact that horses are regular visitors to the studio. Her most famous equestrian piece was the Duke of Edinburgh's fell pony, "Storm", a commission that involved her in travelling to the stables at Windsor Castle. Indeed, her work can be found in some of the most illustrious collections in the land and her clients have included everyone from Her Majesty the Queen, the Earl of Chichester and Robert Fleming to the University of York and the Vintner's Company in London.
On a technical level, Sally is very enthusiastic when explaining her love of bronze and the way in which she uses the "lost wax" process to create her wonderful pieces. Every stage of the process is performed by Sally; she sculpts the clay, makes the moulds, prepares the waxes and finishes the bronzes. The final casting is done locally at the foundry but once back at the studio Sally sets to work giving each piece an individual patination.
It is little wonder that she is one of the foremost animal sculptors of our age.
24th September – 4th October 2015
Although this exhibition is now over we are still showing a few of Sally's sculptures.
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EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY
Three of London’s art and antiques specialists will join forces in November to create a new selling exhibition of period furniture, antiquarian prints and fine silver.
Eat, Drink & Be Merry will showcase exquisite objects from Reindeer Antiques, Isaac & Ede and Jason Sandeberg, who between them are members of the BADA, LAPADA and CINOA organisations, representing the world’s leading art dealers.
Taking place at 81 Kensington Church Street from 25th November, the exhibition will showcase a curated selection of magnificent pieces highlighting hospitality in Georgian England. Key works include an unusual pair of rosewood and amboyna card tables with baize playing surface and original lion paw casters. Accompanying these is an exquisite pair of silver George II Rococo flying scroll dolphin handle sauce boats made by Thomas Gilpin, an accomplished exponent of the rococo style whose work can be seen in the Spencer family’s collection at Althorp, Northamptonshire.
After dinner gambling and card playing was rife amongst the gentry of Regency England and was acceptable for both ladies and gentleman. Popular games included Loo (as featured in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice), Speculation, Whist and Piquet. It is pastimes such as these that caught the imagination of artists and printmakers alike, leaving us with a fascinating insight into the social behaviour of Georgian society. Among the caricatures to be shown in the exhibition are works by Rowlandson, Cruikshank and Hogarth. These works paint a colourful picture of the period but also highlight some of the more serious political and social issues of the time; most famously William Hogarth’s Gin Lane which depicts the dire consequences of excessive drinking amongst London’s poor.