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...

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, Giaquinto, Vigée Le Brun, Rouart, Blanche, List, Marcel-Béronneau and Boutet de Monvel. For more information about TEFAF Maastricht, please contact the gallery.    ...

This week sees the focus of the Art World turn on London's big auction houses for their annual December Old Master sales. Months of work and research culminate in two major evening sales, one at Christie's in St James's and the other at Sotheby's on New Bond Street. These sales are a great opportunity for collectors to see many different artists hung together and to explore the variety and depth of Old Master paintings.  As well as these sales, this week is a perfect time to visit galleries, like Stair Sainty, and view their excellent examples of Old Master paintings. We will be exhibiting an important painting by Francisco de Goya alongside works by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Alessandro Algardi and Gabriel de Saint-Aubin. As a contrast we will also be featuring 19th and early 20th century paintings by Marcel-Béronneau, Blanche, Vogler, Boutet de Monvel and Beltran Masses.  Visit us at 38 Dover Street, we are open weekdays from 10am to 6pm. ...

When we acquired this portrait of a young girl by the Jewish woman artist Clémence Roth (1858-1908) we knew no more about her than her birth and death dates. We soon discovered that there was an oft-exhibited painting by her in the Musée des Beaux Arts at Morlaix, of a young girl holding an orange – this turned out to be a portrait of her daughter about whose later life we know little.

Clémence Roth, Young Girl holding an Orange, Musée des Beaux Arts, Morlaix

Our painting had been included in a small museum exhibition of women artists and was illustrated in a recent book on women artists (Femme Artistes, by Sylvie Buisson), but we have been unable to identify the sitter even though it is set in a fashionable winter garden, with stained glass windows in which two coats of arms are partially visible.

Now that summer is in full swing and you might be enjoying a few days holiday, why not come and visit the gallery to see a fascinating group of paintings from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The hang, spread over two floors, includes works by Goya, Vigée Le Brun, Beltran Masses, Marcel-Béronneau, Greuze and many other artists. 

'There is an erroneous view, commonly held, that art is an amusement. People consider it thus, presumably ignoring that there are plenty of other sources of amusement; that art can be philosophy-that art can be psychology' Federico Beltran Masses, 1938

Stair Sainty Gallery are pleased to release details of our exhibition for Masterpiece London 2016.