Ivon Hitchens’ ‘The Sandheap’, 22in x 3ft 6in (57cm x 1.07m), offered for £80,000 at Jeremy Green and Mark Goodman’s inaugural joint exhibition in Duke Street.

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The gallery might be billed as London’s smallest but there is still enough room for a wealth of pictures by artists such as Charles Napier Hemy, William J Muller, John Craxton and more, all drawn from current stock and recent acquisitions.

The show runs until June 1.

Goodman encouraged Northamptonshire-based Green to exhibit at his London space: “I am keen that GFA specialise in both Mod Brit and 19th and early 20th century works,” he said, adding that Green is “leading the charge as he has the deep expertise in 19th century works”.

This is the first of three collaborative twoweek shows the friends have planned for this year. The next, in June (coinciding with Olympia and Masterpiece), features watercolours and drawings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. An exhibition of watercolours by Howard Shelton (1913-99) follows in October.

One of the highlights of the inaugural event is a 1948 Ivon Hitchens oil from a private collection titled The Sandheap, which depicts the artist’s house, Greenleaves, under construction.