Works of Art & Natural History
The classic Gentleman's Library collection. Prints of Old London, maps and paintings line the walls of our shops. Sculptures in bronze and stone contrasted with taxidermy, fossils and natural history.
942 items found
La Saintongeoise. Original poster published c1901£1,650
La Saintongeoise. Original poster published c1901Large scale poster, published by P. Vercasson of Paris. Framed£1,650
Foley Lodge, Hampstead by George Charlton£1,600
Foley Lodge, Hampstead by George CharltonFoley Lodge is on East Heath Road, very close to the residence of George Charlton. Framed£1,600
Opening of Well House, by George Charlton£1,600
Opening of Well House, by George CharltonIn 1929 Charlton married Daphne a student at the Slade, he was 30 and she 19. They later purchased 40 New End Square, Hampstead, in 1932 which quickly became a hub of artistic activity. This painting shows the official opening of the flats. Framed£1,600
Well Walk by George Charlton£1,600
Well Walk by George CharltonThe view from George Charlton's home at 40 New End Square, Hampstead. He moved ther with his wife Daphne in 1932. Framed£1,600
Verve, ‘The Last Works of Henri Matisse’,£1,500
Verve, ‘The Last Works of Henri Matisse’,'Decoration - Masques' from Verve Vol. IX No. 35/36 published by Tériade under the title 'The Last Works of Henri Matisse', float mounted in a limed oak frame.£1,500
Market Day by George Charlton£1,500
Market Day by George CharltonEvocative watercolour painted whilst he was teaching at the Slade in 1924. It shows Newbury Granary store, which is now in the middle of a car park. Framed£1,500
Walton-on-the-Naze by George Charlton£1,500
Walton-on-the-Naze by George CharltonPainted in 1947. Framed watercolour£1,500
Royal Pavilion Brighton by George Charlton,£1,500
Royal Pavilion Brighton by George Charlton,Framed.£1,500
Abdo Nagi studio vase,
Abdo Nagi studio vase,Abdo Nagi studio vase, emerald glaze with lustrous bronze brush strokes. Perfect condition, no damage or restoration.
French mid-nineteenth century bronze of Pandora,
French mid-nineteenth century bronze of Pandora,cast by the Barbedienne foundry, set on plinth base.
Life in London by Pierce Egan£1,500
Life in London by Pierce Egan
The names are Tom and Jerry are these days synonymous with the cat and mouse cartoons of 1940s, but to a nineteenth century ear, whether Regency or Victorian, they belonged to the rakish Corinthian Tom and his cousin from the country Jerry Hawthorne who, along with their friend Bob Logic, roamed the streets of the capital in search of a good time in Egan’s boisterous comic serial Life in London.
Described as ‘a faithful Portraiture of High & Low Life’ from the West End to the East End, Pierce Egan’s comical monthly was one of the popular sensations of its day. The central characters, Tom, Jerry and Logic were well-heeled young men about town, keen to see ‘a bit of life’ in the poorer districts of London. Their escapades and misadventures were largely autobiographical, being drawn from the lives of Egan himself and his illustrators, George and Robert Cruikshank and Isaac Richard.
One of the key achievements of Egan’s Life in London was using contemporary slang as the basis of its style. As a result of the success of Life in London, the names Tom and Jerry became proverbial for young men causing disorder.£1,500
Late nineteenth century bronze figure of a male nude,£1,450
Late nineteenth century bronze figure of a male nude,German, with ‘SURSUM CORDA’ carved to the green marble plinth.£1,450
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