Curators from over 40 museums visited the 46 participating dealers including some notable overseas institutions such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, California; the National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
List of sales
Colnaghi – the Old Bond Street dealers’ sales included A philosopher holding a mirror by Jusepe de Ribera, called lo Spagnoletto (1591–1652) (asking price: in the region of £1.25 million), and two sculptures by Pedro de Mena (1628-1688) which were acquired by a private collector who is placing them on long-term loan to an important European museum (asking price: in the region of €500,000 each).
They also sold Saint Anthony of Padua and the Infant Jesus by Luis Salvador Carmona (1708-1767) which had an asking price in the region of €150,000).
Johnny van Haeften – the Duke Street dealer sold Wild Strawberries in a Bowl and a Sprig of Gooseberries on a Stone Ledge by Adriaen Coorte (c.1665-1707) and A Still Life of Fruit in a Woodland Setting by Abraham Mignon (1640-1679). As well as these Old Master sales, van Haeften also sold two paintings by contemporary Chinese painter Song Yu (b.1973) which had asking prices of €55,000 and €25,000.
Stephen Ongpin – the Mason’s Yard works on paper specialist made 15 sales across London Art Week, including one to an American museum. Prices ranged from four to six figures.
Lullo•Pampoulides – the new Cork Street dealership was launched at London Art Week with an inaugural exhibition of paintings and sculpture from 1700 to c.1950. The firm recorded two confirmed sales and also secured five reserves to private and museum buyers with prices from four to six figures
Sam Fogg – the Clifford Street dealer sold “a significant number of pieces” from their exhibition ‘Gilded Light: 16th-century stained glass roundels from the collection of Sir Thomas Neave and other private collections’ including a number to museums. Asking prices were from around £1000 to £40,000.
Ariadne Galleries – the Hill Street dealers staged an exhibition titled ‘Art and Adornment: Treasures of Combat’. Among the items sold was a Phoenician gold fenestrated axe-head from the Middle Bronze Age which was purchased by a private client for a six-figure sum.
Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch – the dealers held an exhibition at their Bury Street gallery titled ‘Flint Marble Bronze from the Mediterranean and Beyond’. Sales included an Etruscan bronze statuette which sold to a UK institution; a marble relief sold to private US collector (asking price: in excess of £25,000), a Roman marble male torso (asking price £150,000) and an Egyptian jar (asking price £35,000).
Martyn Gregory – at their ‘Traveller-artists in the Far East’ exhibition they sold a number of works including Chinese figure by a waterfall in the hills by George Chinnery (1774–1852) with an asking price: £9000.
Crispian Riley-Smith– the dealer’s exhibition at The Illustrationcupboard Gallery in Bury Street achieved a number of sales including a Studies of Four Legs in Profile by Bartolomeo Passarotti (1529-1592) to a private collector and a drawing by Giovanni Baglione (1566-1643) to a European collector. Another drawing was also reserved by a UK museum.