News & Exhibitions

25 Jul Mystical Symbolism – Marcel-Béronneau, Séon and Osbert

An extraordinary and controversial exhibition, Mystical Symbolism, has just opened at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, showing a range of paintings predominately by French artists such as Marcel-Béronneau, Alexandre Séon and Alphonse Osbert, but also Swiss (Ferdinand Hodler) and Belgian (Fernand Khnopff). The exhibition was given a long and erudite review in The New Yorker but with no recent US museum exhibitions dedicated to symbolism, this movement has not been as readily understood in journals whose staff have a narrow perspective of art made before the First World War.


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19 Jul Summer at 38 Dover Street

After another successful Masterpiece London art fair at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, we are back in our gallery at 38 Dover Street.  

We are currently exhibiting works by Federico Beltran MassesCorrado GiaquintoBaron François GérardAchille-Etna MichallonJacques-Émile BlancheAlexandre SéonPierre Amédée Marcel-BéronneauBernard Boutet de MonvelHenri Rouart and Jules-Élie Delaunay.

We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery over the summer, please contact us for more information. 

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30 May Masterpiece London and Mayfair Art Weekend 2017

Stair Sainty Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting again at Masterpiece London. This prestigious fair, now in its 8th year, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea promises to be an exciting and vibrant event at the heart of London Art season. 

This year Stair Sainty Gallery will be exhibiting paintings by artists including Francisco de Goya, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Henri Rouart, Norbert Goeneutte, Albert Dubois-Pillet, Samuel Frédéric CordeyJean-Léon Gérôme, Bernard Boutet de Monvel, Jacques-Émile Blanche, Alexandre SéonAlphonse Osbert, Pierre Amédée Marcel-Béronneau, Eduard Veith and Jean-Richard Goubie


Visit us on stand D07 – for more information about Masterpiece, please click here or contact the gallery


We are also participating in Mayfair Art Weekend so the gallery will be open on Saturday – 10am – 6pm and on Sunday 11am – 5pm. Come and pay us a visit!

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24 Apr Degas’s Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen: Six Mysteries Revealed – A lecture with Dr Gregory Hedberg

In conjunction with Stair Sainty Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Degas: Little Dancer Rediscovered, Dr Gregory Hedberg; the author of the new book Degas’ Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen – The earlier version that helped spark the birth of modern art, will be giving a lecture on Thursday 4th May, 6pm at the Lansdowne Club, Mayfair.

Dr. Hedberg’s lecture explores the various problematic findings regarding the physical state of Degas’ Little Dancer wax sculpture today and how the recently discovered plaster helps to explain these puzzles.  The influence of Degas’ Little Dancer in 1881 on Whistler, Manet, Sargent and Seurat will also be explored.

To see a video of Dr Hedberg’s lecture, please click here.


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24 Apr Read all about it! – Press for our exhibition, Degas: Little Dancer Rediscovered

Our exhibition, Degas: Little Dancer Rediscovered, has received lots of press, click the links below to read some of the articles for yourself…

The Guardian

The Art Newspaper

Fine Art Connoisseur


The Week

i Newspaper

Art Daily


The show runs from 27th April to 26th May, weekdays 10am – 6pm



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13 Apr Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: what did it look like when first exhibited?

The most direct evidence of the appearance of this iconic sculpture was a drawing, one of three on a single sheet, in which the young Marie van Goethem is presented from several different angles, including a full frontal image which shows her standing, facing forward with her weight evenly distributed on each leg. Her bodice has a low cut décolletage, and extends down to her navel, with her head only slightly tilted upwards. The other two drawings on the sheet show her from behind at slightly different angles, her arms stretched straight behind with her hands clasped lightly together. In one of the two her hair is partly plaited.


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27 Mar Degas: Little Dancer Rediscovered

Stair Sainty is delighted to announce we will exhibiting a bronze of Edgar Degas’s iconic sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, which records the sculpture’s pose as it appeared at the 1881 Impressionist Exhibition. This follows the recent publication of a monograph on the work by art historian Dr. Gregory Hedberg, in which he demonstrates that the bronzes known to museum visitors around the world, from the Tate, London, to the Metropolitan Museum, New York to the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, actually represent Degas’s reworking of the original sculpture.


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10 Mar TEFAF Maastricht 2017

The world’s most prestigious art fair, TEFAF Maastricht, is taking place at the MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands. The fair is open daily from 11 am and runs until the 19th March.

Visit us on stand 348 and see a unique collection of paintings, from the 18th to early 20th centuries, including works by Greuze, GiaquintoVigée Le BrunRouartBlancheListMarcel-Béronneau and Boutet de Monvel.

For more information about TEFAF Maastricht, please contact the gallery.



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14 Feb TEFAF is coming…

TEFAF Maastricht 2017 opens tomorrow and Stair Sainty is delighted to be returning to stand 348.

This year we are taking around 28 paintings spanning from the mid 18th through to the early 20th centuries. Illustrated – one of the highlights of our stand – a large scale painting by the symbolist artist, Alexandre Séon. Here we see a monumental figure standing in a nocturnal landscape looking towards a lone star in the sky. The white-robed young woman is timeless and the setting could be from anywhere. The stars overhead represent a potent symbol of eternity. 


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