Charles Burleigh, 7 Willbury Crescent, Hove, offered for £9000.

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This flower-filled interior scene, c.1900, by Charles Burleigh (1869-1956) (pictured top) is part of an exhibition from Liss Llewellyn on display at the Garden Museum in Lambeth, London.

Private & Public: Finding the Modern British Garden explores how artists depicted gardens during the interwar period. The majority of the works are available for purchase in aid of the museum’s educational and community programmes.

Names include Stanley Spencer, Evelyn Dunbar, Eric Ravilious and Charles Cundall. Burleigh’s picture, 7 Wilbury Crescent, Hove, is offered for £9000.


Connect Art Fair

The recent Connect fair, which took place at the Mall Galleries in London, reported strong sales with more than 100 artworks leaving the building during the event. The event, which ran from March 22-26, hosted more than 20 exhibitors. Among them was newcomer John Swarbrooke who found new homes for a picture by Joe Tilson and a portrait of dealer David Gibbs by William Brooker, which went to a new client.

Fellow dealer Henry Miller sold to the American trade while Nick Waters, exhibiting at his first London event, sold four works to a trade buyer and more than 12 during the fair. Stands have already started selling for the next fair, scheduled for March 20-24, 2024.


Joseph Friedman.

Former Sotheby’s director Joseph Friedman has joined Saatchi Yates to launch a new ‘Masters’ division at the London art gallery.

Friedman has 30 years’ experience as an art market professional including at Sotheby’s, as a curator of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s Collection in Paris and as an art adviser to the Foreign Office, the National Trust, and the J Rothschild Group of Companies.

Friedman will run Saatchi Yates Masters which specialises in sourcing works from the 18th century to the mid-20th century.

Saatchi Yates, which recently relocated from Cork Street to a new 12,000 sq ft gallery in Bury Street, St James’s, focuses on Contemporary art as well as Post-War artists.

Saatchi Yates recently moved out of Cork Street, but there is a new gallery moving in. Alison Jacques, a Contemporary art specialist, is moving into a three-floor gallery at number 22 this autumn.

Jacques said: “In 1993, in my previous life as a journalist, I was lucky enough to interview legendary art dealer Leslie Waddington who offered me a job at his gallery on Cork Street. I remember sitting at the reception desk and dreaming that one day, I would have my own gallery on Cork Street.”


Thirsk Hall and Sculpture Garden. Sculpture by Jeff Lowe.

Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art dealer Willoughby Gerrish, who trades from a gallery and sculpture garden at Thirsk Hall in North Yorkshire, holds the first major exhibition of Emily Young in the north of England this spring. The show marks the tercentenary of Thirsk Hall, and exhibitions to follow later in the year feature Howard Hodgkin and the Royal Society of Sculptors.

Two Modern British art dealers are collaborating with interior designers on current exhibitions. Thomas Spencer Fine Art stages Kettle On, an exhibition of art, architecture, furniture, fixtures and fittings in tribute to Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, with Berdoulat of Bath. Works by John Nash, Henry Moore and Keith Vaughan on offer at the show which runs until April 29.

Meanwhile, Freya Mitton has partnered with Kelling Home of Langton Street, London, where she will show a selection of 20th century British Art throughout the summer, concluding August 31.