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Frederick James Porter

‘A Box of Delights’

Our winter selection ‘A Box of Delights’ is now available online This eclectic selection of drawings and paintings has been especially put together for winter 2018. Including everything from portraits to interiors, spanning late eighteenth century Italy to early twentieth century Britain via late nineteenth century India, it is a real box of delights, with…

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The portrait of Peregrine Bertie by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sale of recently rediscovered painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Karen Taylor Fine Art is delighted to announce the sale on behalf of a client of a recently rediscovered portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds to a charitable trust. The portrait of Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster (1714-1778) was discovered in a house sale at Plas Gwyn in Anglesey where it was very dirty (but…

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Summer exhibition July 2018

Karen Taylor Fine Art was delighted to return to the Illustration Cupboard for our Summer Exhibition. The show started successfully with a well-attended private view which had quite a buzz and went from strength to strength through the week. It was extremely pleasing to see so many people looking seriously at English drawings and watercolours and we enjoyed catching up with old customers and getting to know new ones.

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Taylor made British picture show

Taylor made British picture show Works by Louis Francia from our Illustrationcupboard Gallery summer show are highlighted in the Antiques Trade Gazette 16 June 2018.

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John Sell Cotman

John Sell Cotman painting in Daily Telegraph’s art market focus

John Sell Cotman’s watercolour ‘Boats off Cologne’ A nice mention in ‘The Daily Telegraph’s art market focus by Colin Gleadell on 29th May. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/art/watercolours-thatcould-helpkeep-yourship-afloat/

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BADA Fair, Duke of York Square, London March 2018

BADA Fair, Duke of York Square, London March 2018 We were delighted at the success of our first appearance at the BADA fair in Chelsea. Karen organised Spink’s stands at the fair in the 1990s, and has always liked it as an elegant fair of a manageable size which is a pleasure to visit. It…

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Works on Paper Fair, Royal Geographical Society, London February 2018

Works on Paper Fair, Royal Geographical Society, London February 2018 We enjoyed exhibiting at the Works on Paper fair at the Royal Geographical Society again this year. It seemed to be the year of Edward Lear, with a talk by Jenny Uglow whose marvellous new biography Mr Lear a Life of Art and Nonsense we…

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Humphry Repton drawings of Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire, sold to the National Trust

We are delighted to have sold two Repton drawings which we discovered in a sketchbook to the National Trust. The Trust is currently restoring the gardens at Woodchester and these drawings both prove that Repton worked at Woodchester and add significantly to what is known about the history of the garden which is barely documented.

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Slow Art Workshop – Sunday 3 July 2017

Slow Art Workshop – Sunday 3rd July 2017 Huon Mallalieu, art market correspondent of Country Life and the author of the Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists and Karen Taylor hosted a Slow Art Workshop at Illustrationcupboard Gallery, 22 Bury Street. Huon started with a mussel shell (for grinding colours and mixing paints) from his charming…

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