Hermann Wöhler

Hermann Wöhler is one of the greatest rediscoveries from amongst the German artists of the 1920’s. The artist started studying in his native city of Hanover, then at the Kunstgewerbeakademie in Dresden and Staatlichen Kunsthochschule in Berlin, where in 1923 he was appointed Akademischer Zeichenlehrer, or drawing teacher. An intellectual man, Wöhler was well versed … Continue reading “Hermann Wöhler”

Frieze Masters 2019

Find us at stand C18 FRIEZE MASTERS REGENT’S PARK LONDON NW1 4HG Preview Days: Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd October Friday 4th & Saturday 5th October: 11am-7pm Sunday 6th October: 11am-6pm


Presenting a rare collection of large portraits by Robert Nanteuil and other fine prints Opening Day: Tuesday October 22, 10am – 8pm Wednesday October 23, 10am – 5pm Thursday October 24, 10am – 6pm Friday October 25, 10am – 4pm 1018 Madison Avenue at 78th Street (5th Floor) New York 10075

Xavier Mellery

The present work is one of the most striking and frontal composition from the Marken period of Xavier Mellery we have ever seen. A stunning prefiguration of the Symbolism to come in his oeuvre and the one of contemporaries, Khnopff (Mellery’s pupil), Degouve de Nuncques, Delville, Doudelet, Minne, etc. Upon his return from Italy in … Continue reading “Xavier Mellery”

Jean Claude Naigeon

This powerful sheet illustrates Naigeon’s unique approach, distinct from the academic classical style. As a young boy from a modest family, Naigeon’s talent and enthusiastic persistence lead him to enter the free art school of Dijon, where he was trained in drawing and painting by François Devosge.[1] This period of teaching was paramount to the development of Naigeon’s technical and stylistic … Continue reading “Jean Claude Naigeon”

Émile Fabry

This wonderful double portrait is illustrative of the artist Émile Fabry’s creative process. Depicted en profile, the soldier and young woman have been depicted in an idealized manner. The stoic, long gaze conforms to the rigidity of a statue, exercising monumentality. The hazy, dotted technique of colouring, a fine combination between Symbolism and Pointillism, emanates … Continue reading “Émile Fabry”

Almo Bonaldi

This mysterious marble is replete with dramatic intensity. Turned towards the sky, the face of the man represented is contorted by fear and tension. His eyes are suggested merely by two fine slots, that underline these emotions and evoke the tragic mask of classical theatre. His horizontal mouth, exposing one row of teeth, confirm this … Continue reading “Almo Bonaldi”

Léon Bonnat

Though Bonnat is now mostly known for the numerous portraits he created of his contemporaries, the painter did paint religious works throughout his career. Some were official commissions, notably the mural of Le martyre de Saint Denis for the Panthéon in Paris (1880), while others such as Le Christ en croix of 1874 (Petit Palais, … Continue reading “Léon Bonnat”

Portraits : beyond a likeness

In collaboration with Agnews and Patrick Bourne & Co Thursday 27th June – Friday 12th July, Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 5pm, Exhibition at Agnews and Patrick Bourne & Co, 6 St James’s Place, London SW1A 1NP

Ker-Xavier Roussel

Certainly, one of the most important and key paintings by Ker-Xavier Roussel, and even from his early Nabi years, but with a very strong Symbolism impact. In 1890-92, the mystic philosophy was everywhere discussed in the Nabis circle, through many ways and especially around Denis and Gauguin. Part of this group, Roussel was then strongly … Continue reading “Ker-Xavier Roussel”

Armand Seguin

The largest print by Armand Seguin, and certainly one of the most impressive ones. As far as we know, we record only four impressions, to which we can add the present one. ‐ A copy from the Roderic O’Conor sale (1956), bought by Pierre Fabius, sold by us to a Private collection, France (in March … Continue reading “Armand Seguin”

Charles Laval

established artist. They then jointly decided to look for inspiration overseas, and travelled together to Panama and Martinique in 1887. Specialists wholly agree that the Martinique works by Laval were in a way ahead of those by Gauguin, like his Femme de la Martinique (Musée d’Orsay). Gauguin was literally fascinated by the Laval works, as … Continue reading “Charles Laval”

William de Degouve de Nuncques

This is one of the largest and most powerful pastels ever seen from William Degouve de Nuncques. The symbolist content is so vigorous that it belongs to the heart of the Belgian Symbolist movement, without equivalent about the subject. Being born into a wealthy, aristocratic family, Degouve de Nuncques was able to indulge his interests … Continue reading “William de Degouve de Nuncques”

Marc Mouclier

Marc Mouclier arrived in Paris around 1884 and started frequenting the Ecole des Beaux-arts and the Académie Julian where he met artists such as Ker-Xavier Roussel, Pierre Bonnard, Louis Valtat and Edouard Vuillard, who introduced him to the Nabis’s circle. In 1889, Mouclier exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Champs-Elysées a portrait … Continue reading “Marc Mouclier”

Edouard Vuillard

A surprising drawing by Edouard Vuillard of the singer and actress, Félicia Mallet. The artist wrote with a large brush in China ink the name of the famous performer in the lower part of his composition. Almost unreadable, the text matches the overall drawing, realized with large brush strokes in a very lively manner. Most … Continue reading “Edouard Vuillard”