GALLERY NEWS – Jamie Rountree of Rountree Fine Art and Oliver Swann of Tryon Gallery have announced that they will merge their two companies under the new name of Rountree Tryon.
Tryon Gallery, which celebrated its 50th
anniversary last year, is well known as a specialist in sporting
and wildlife art and also incorporates a maritime subsidiary, Royal
Exchange Art Gallery.
So it seems a good fit with Rountree Fine
Art, which was established in 2009 by Jamie Rountree after ten
years working for Christie's and Bonhams, and, unusually for a
gallery nowadays, specialises in sporting and maritime paintings
from the 18th century to the Second World War.
The new company will deal in traditional and
contemporary sporting and maritime art and will be based at Tryon
Gallery's current premises in St James's Gallery at 7 Bury Street,
as Jamie gives up his space on Fulham Road in Chelsea. Oliver
Swann, who has run Tryon Gallery since 1995, plans to retire in
five years' time when Jamie will take over the entire business.
Above: Oliver Swann of Tryon Galleries
and Jamie Rountree of Rountree Fine Art, who are merging to form a
new business, Rountree Tryon.
Every year, Adrian Pett of Darnley Fine Art
holds an exhibition of original artwork for travel posters at his
gallery at 18 Milner Street in Chelsea. This year the exhibition
runs until May 31 and includes original, evocative 20th century
works, produced for the railways and extolling the delights of
exploring Britain by train.
Artists include William McDowell
(1888-1950), Gerald Spink (fl.1920-40) and Sir Norman Wilkinson
(1878-1971), who painted the oil on canvas pictured below, titled
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Thames<iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii>. The signed
2ft 6in x 3ft 9in (76cm x 1.14m) work is priced at
See www.darnleyfineart.com for more