Art Fair

Delacroix’s Lion Devouring a Goat was owned first by Gustave Arosa and then his brother, Achille, successful business men and financiers in the latter half of the 19th century who each built up notable art collections. Gustave was the guardian of Paul Gauguin and perhaps the lover of his mother; he helped Gauguin financially, while introducing him to a wide social circle.

Stair Sainty Gallery are pleased to announce their participation in Frieze Masters 2018. Join us in Regent's Park from the 5th of October (previews 3rd and 4th) for one of the capital's finest arts events.    For more information on the fair, click here or contact the gallery.         ...

This dynamic portrayal of the eight times French singles champion Max Decugis (1882-1978) at the net, brilliantly captures the intensity of the moment. The artist, François Flameng, is remembered today mainly as a portraitist (of Queen Alexandra and King Edward VIII, as well as Russian Emperor Alexander III and members of his family), but also painted historical scenes and genre subjects. The talent that he demonstrated for capturing action and motion in this painting was also used to great effect in his many paintings and watercolours done at the front in the First World War. His only son was killed in action in 1915 and Flameng, in his grief, took considerable personal risks in his determination to bring the reality of war to the public at home. Max ‘s French singles record set in 1914 was beaten in 2014 by Rafael Nadal, who went on to win a total of eleven French Open championships but Ducegis’ fourteen French championship doubles and seven mixed doubles records wins remain unbeaten. He played as a junior at Wimbledon as a thirteen and fourteen year old (the first foreigner to do so), later reaching the semi-finals of the men’s singles there in 1911 (winning the doubles) and 1912 (defeated in the doubles finals). He was the victor at the European Championship and the Paris and German International Championship in 1901, winning the German again in 1902 and Paris in 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910 and 1912. He gained six Olympic medals, winning the singles silver in 1900 when not yet eighteen years old, the gold in the men’s singles at the Intercalated Athens Olympics of 1906, and the gold in mixed doubles, in 1920. He represented France sixteen times in the Davis Cup, the French team winning ten times. His last major tournament appearance was at Wimbledon in 1926 when he was knocked out in the third round. Max’s wife Marie Flameng, the artist’s daughter, with whom he won the mixed doubles at the 1906 Intercalated Olympics, and had married in 1905, died in 1969; Ducegis remarried the following year, dying shortly before his ninety-sixth birthday in 1978....

Masterpiece London 2018, the high point of the London Art Season, opens with week. 

Visit us on stand D7 from Thursday 28th June until Wednesday 4th July (preview 27th June) and see works by artists including, François Boucher, Corrado Giaquinto, Sir William Beechey, Bernard Boutet de Monvel, Federico Beltran Masses, Jacques-Émile Blanche and Pierre-Amédée Marcel-Bérroneau.

Stair Sainty Gallery is returning to Masterpiece London 2018 this summer!  Masterpiece is the premier art and antiques fair in the UK and we are delighted to be exhibiting.  Located in the beautiful and historic grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, Masterpiece promises an array of outstanding galleries showing exceptional artwork from antiquity to the present day.  The fair runs from 28 June - 4 July, preview 27 June, visit their website for further details or contact us at the gallery. We will be announcing a number of the important and diverse paintings we will be exhibiting at the fair over the next few weeks, so watch this space...

Marianne Loir, Alexandrine Guerin de Tencin and Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil (Marquise de Chatelet) were three women with a common link, whose achievements in male-dominated eighteenth century France are particularly notable. Marianne Loir, whose portrait of the elegant Monsieur de Fontaine is on exhibition on Stair Sainty’s stand at The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht, was the only French woman artist to achieve some renown during her lifetime, two generations before Vigée Lebrun. Her portrait of the Marquise de Chatelet (Bordeaux, Musée de Beaux-Arts), presents the brilliant mathematician, author, and natural philosopher seated at her desk and holding mathematical dividers as a symbol of her scientific genius.

After a decade in a Canadian private collection, this exceptional rococo painting by François Boucher will be shown at TEFAF Maastricht by Stair Sainty Gallery. Commissioned circa 1740 by Alexandrine Guérin de Tencin for the entrance to her renowned Salon at 390 rue Saint Honoré, this painting was rediscovered in 2007 and first exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht in 2008. For more information, click here. Visit us on sand 344 from the 10th - 18th March 2018 (Previews 8th-9th of March) ...

Stair Sainty Gallery are delighted to announce their participation in TEFAF Maastricht 2018.

TEFAF Maastricht remains the leading Fine Art and Antiques fair in the world and Stair Sainty Gallery look forward to joining other dealers from across the globe in presenting what is always a spectacular event.

Join us on stand 344 from the 10th to the 18th of March 2018.