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Atelier 2019 private collecting

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Atelier private collecting

Selected artists and artists’ estates from Messum’s Studio, Marlow

Our new catalogue ‘Atelier: Private Collecting’ will be published monthly and is designed to give Friends of Messum’s the opportunity to explore the work of our artists and artists’ estates often before it is presented to the wider market through our galleries. It is from the Studio in Marlow that we curate and manage the extensive group of Artists’ Studio Estates together with our stable of contemporary artists and sculptors. At the Studio work is researched and photographed; the catalogues are written and published in preparation for exhibitions. All restoration and framing is undertaken here.   We welcome you to visit the Studio and Sculpture Garden at Lord’s Wood. Our expertise, built up over 55 years of art dealing, offers a unique experience for collectors. Please ring our Studio Director, Katie Newman, on +44 (0)1628 486565 to arrange an appointment. David Messum Nov 2019

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David Messum Chairman After beginning his career at Christie’s, David started his own art business in Bourne End, Bucks in 1963. Galleries at Beaconsfield, Windsor, St. James's and George Street followed, before he opened in Cork Street in 1993. David Messum produced the first book on British Impressionism in 1988. Further monographs and studies followed. As Chairman, David continues to run the company, with its focus on British paintings from around 1880 to the present day. david@messums.com

Katie Newman Studio Director With twenty years in the art trade, Katie brings a wealth of experience in managing galleries, working with artists and developing private collections. After many years working with Old Master Paintings at Johnny Van Haeften's London gallery she moved to the Bohun Gallery in Oxfordshire, specialising in 20th Century British and Contemporary. It was here that Katie developed her interest in working directly with artists and managing Artist Estates. katie@messums.com

Michael D L Child Consultant

Jenny Clark

Michael Child first joined David Messum in 1967 and with David has helped develop the gallery's reputation as market leaders in early Newlyn School and British Impressionist paintings.

Jenny is the latest member to join the Marlow team, heading up the accounts department. With a history of managing large financial teams within major international companies she is looking forward to a more personal approach and the opportunity to liaise directly with both artists and clients alike at Messum’s.

Michael’s specialist knowledge is recognised within the trade and his role as consultant involves looking after the gallery's special clients. michael-child@messums.com

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Contemplation VII by Dominic Welch in the grounds of Lord’s Wood Kilkenney limestone 270 cm (160 in)


Eclipse (Maritime View)

oil on canvas 138 x 213 cm (54 x 84 in)

Metrospace V

oil on canvas 75 x 50cm (29½ x 19½ in)

Metrospace II

oil on canvas 75 x 50cm (29½ x 19½ in)

Annear is one of Britain’s most accomplished contemporary abstract painters, producing deeply thoughtful and contemplative meditations on colour, surface, texture and shape. Born in Exeter in 1949, Jeremy Annear is closely affiliated with that older generation of modern British artists who developed their careers in and around Cornwall and St Ives – in particular Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.

Prices for this artist range from £2,000 - 30,000 Register your interest by email to receive news and updates about this artist

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Jeremy Annear

b.1949

Turning Point XI

oil on canvas 122 x 92 cm (48 x 36 in)

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Towards Landmere, Winter

acrylic on paper 60 x 72 cm (23½ x 28½ in)

Beaumont Quay III

acrylic on canvas 25 x 30cm (10 x 11½ in)

Dark Figure and Pale Sea Carter’s Essex landscapes illustrate the act of painting as much as they do place, he contends that painting is about illustrating visual observation, which is in itself a process that develops from looking and sketching to painting itself. It is through the act of painting, of coordinating colours and making marks, that the artist’s interpretation of space and its visual elements emerges.

acrylic on canvas 97 x 107 cm (38½ x 42 in)

Seen in isolation, his spontaneous sketches, topographic charcoal drawings and incisively coloured paintings reveal how each medium fosters a specific mode of observation. Yet his landscapes go beyond the documentary, transforming sea, sand and sky to reflect our perceptual and psychological experience of the world around us. His work thus lies between figuration and abstraction, expressing a subjective response to the natural world.

Prices for this artist range from £1,500 - £18,000 Register your interest by email to receive news and updates about this artist

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Essex Coast, Seawall

acrylic on canvas 130 x 160 cm (51 x 63 in)

Simon Carter

b.1961


There are certain places where the special contours of a landscape trigger Alan Cotton’s creative imagination. The West Coast of Ireland is one such place. Alan has explored the territory of Kerry, Connemara and Donegal with a passionate intensity over the years. For him it is always a matter of chasing the fleeting light. As he maintains ‘I have never seen a place that change more quickly than the West Coast of Ireland. I love being there. It’s marvellous looking out towards the Atlantic Ocean, looking into some of the little sheltered bays and tracing the curving lines of the estuaries.’ Prices for this artist range from £1,500 - £18,000

Register your interest by email to receive news and updates about this artist Co. Kerry - Peat Stacks along the Bay

oil on canvas 61 x 61 cm 924 x 24 in)

Donegal - Golden Landscape beneath Stormy Skies oil on canvas 36 x 36 (14 x 14 in)

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Co. Kerry - Winter Trees in Pale Evening Light oil on canvas 36 x 36 cm (14 x 14 in)

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Alan Cotton

Donegal - Meandering Streams along the Estuary oil on canvas 91 x 91cm `(36 x 36 in)

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Femmes au Paravent

pastel 33 x 21 cm (13 x 18½ in)

Le Corsage Rouge

pastel 60 x 50cm (23½ x 19½ in)

Nancy Delouis’s joyful paintings and pastels transport us to a world of dreamlike places and intimate personal spaces. Born and raised in France, she has described Gauguin as her ‘first love’. Like Pierre Bonnard, Delouis revels in the effects of strong sunlight and images of the female nude, French landscapes and exotic interiors. Her gem-like work is suffused with colour, light and a sheer ‘joie de vivre’. Prices for this artist range from £5,000 - £18,000

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Quiétude

oil on canvas 75 x 50cm (29½ x 19½ in)

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Nancy Delouis

b.1941

La Jupe Verte

oil on canvas 92x73cm (36x29 in)

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Since 1990, when Philip Hicks moved from London to Oxfordshire, he has worked in a mainly figurative manner, but in the 1970s and 80s his style was much more abstract and more recently he has concentrated on bringing together these two sides of his works, forging a synthesis which has resulted in a new personal and very recognisable style. It allows him to deploy his subject matter with great freedom across the canvas, and his gift as a colourist, together with his love of paint, reveal themselves more strongly than ever. Philip Hicks’ work has been widely appreciated with over thirty successful solo gallery shows here and abroad to his credit. He is past chairman and vice-President of the Artists’ General Benevolent Institution. Prices for this artist range from £1,500 - £15,000 Register your interest by email to receive news and updates about this artist Sea Freshness

oil on board 37 x 23 cm (14½ x 9 in)

Serendade to Autumn II

oil on canvas 80 x 80cm (31½ x 31½ in)

Bird’s Eye View III

oil on board 43 x 53 cm (17 x 21 in)

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Philip Hicks

Solar Power II

oil on canvas 102 x 76 cm (40 x 28 in)

b.1961


Summer Figure II

oil on canvas 46 x 51 cm (18 x 20in)

Rose Hilton, who died in March this year aged 87, was an important figure in late twentieth and early twenty-first century British painting. Grounded in her experiences of the Cornish landscape, her close study of the human figure, and her love for Matisse and Bonnard, she steadily built a reputation as a major St Ives school artist.

Prices for this artist range from £2,500 - £40,000 A singular painter of sensuous, vividly coloured and exotically exquisite images, Rose Hilton was a woman ‘who spent a lifetime questioning and challenging herself, and an artist whose determination to improve and willingness to experiment never faltered.’ Register your interest by email to receive news and updates about this artist Summer Figure I

oil on canvas 41 x 76 cm (16 x 30 in)

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Messum’s represents the Estate of Rose Hilton Trio

oil on canvas 102 x 102 cm (40 x 40 in)

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Rose Hilton

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1931 - 2019

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Sunlight on an Ancient Bridge gouache 38 x 42 cm (15 x 16½ in)

River Banks and Shallows

gouache 40 x 47 cm (15¾ x 18½ in)

“I like to try and engage with a hint of paradise that lurks in the back of the mind and, though based on reality, my pictures are not painted to imitate a photographic image, but from my own thoughts and feelings; perhaps a private vision, but one which I hope others might recognise.” - Brian Horton

Valley with Ripening Corn

crayon and pencil 34 x 42 cm (13½ x 16½ in)

Now Messum’s most long-standing artist, Horton is nationally recognised as one of Britain’s true ‘romantic’ landscape painters. His eye for the mystical is rooted in Samuel Palmer, but also extends into the traditions of Paul and John Nash. There is something visionary in his use of pure colour and the way birds, boats and flowers appear to grow out of his softly shifting hills, skies and shores. His landscapes are akin to watching fast-motion footage of a flower bloom or a seedpod burst: they are natural, but still a bit magical. Prices for this artist range from £2,500 - £9,500 Register your interest by email to receive news and updates about this artist

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Hills Near Wenlock Edge

gouache 36 x 40 cm (14 x 15¾ in)

Brian Horton

b.1933


The fact that Smith does not make preparatory drawings adds to the sense that here is an artist intimately and innately connected to hismaterials. ‘They evolve as I carve them,’ he explains. Register your interest by email to receive news updates about this artist

Reclining Figure

polyphant 33 x 41 x 24 cm (13 x 16 x 9 in)

Japanese Female

alabaster 20 x 8 x 8 (8 x 3 x 3 in)

Smith’s work embraces many aspects in the history of sculpture: there are elements of Classicism, Vorticism, Surrealism, Primitivism and Pre-Columbian art to be seen in his work. Yet each piece is highly personal and individual. There is something achingly beautiful about them. All are so expertly and sensitively carved – all are created with love. Prices for this sculptor range from £1,500 - £35,000

Family Group

bronze, ed. of 12 12 x 7 x 8 cm (4¾ x 2¾ x 3 in)

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The Miner

soapstone 27 x 24 x 15cm (10½ x 9½ x 6 in)

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Ken Smith

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b.1944

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Embryonic Form

bronze, ed. of 11 32 x 32 x 4 cm (12½ x 12½ x 1½ in)

Dorsalis XII

carrara marble 36 x 30 x 5 cm (14 x 11¾ x 2in)

Quintessent II

kilkenny limestone 84 x 13 x 13 cm (33 x 5 x 5 in)

Dominic Welch trained under the great British sculptor Peter RandallPage, RA, an artist who has remarked that through geometry ‘fundamental mathematical principles become a kind of pattern book from which nature constructs the most complex and sophisticated structures.’ Having assisted Randall-Page for a decade, Welch also shares his admiration for the bold, expressive distillations of pure form achieved by the renowned avantgarde Romanian sculptor Constantin Bracusi. Now working on his own in stone and bronze, Welch achieves precision and beauty through his careful attention to material and the remarkable simplicity of nature’s many forms. Prices for this sculptor range from £5,500 - £68,000

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Silent Moon

bronze, ed. of 11 34 x 37 x 5 cm (H 13½ x 14½ x 2 in)

Dominic Welch

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Corfu, 1909

watercolour 41 x 51 cm (16 x 20 in)

Interior scene with Vase of Roses oil on canvas 46 x 61cm (18 x 24 in)

A painter of landscapes, figure subjects and portraits, Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn was one of England’s leading Impressionists, recognised for his direct, painterly style, vibrant colour and ability to capture sparkling, sensual light effects. In 1891, he began a lifelong friendship with John Singer Sargent. It was possibly through Sargent that Wilfrid de Glehn met Jane Emmet, who came from a distinguished New York family and was related to Henry James. They married in 1904 and soon joined Sargent in Venice on what would be probably the first of many painting holidays they enjoyed together and with other artists before WWI.

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Nancy Woodward, London

oil on canvas 76 x 63 cm (30 x 24¾ in)

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Wilfrid de Glehn

(1854 - 1931) RA NEAC

Biot, Alpes Maritime, Provence

oil on canvas 55 x 72 cm (21½ x 28½ in)

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Lucien Monod was a cousin of the English painter Wilfrid de Glehn. They often painted together around Monod’s home at Cannes in the south of France, developing a distinct strand of sensitive twentiethcentury Impressionism that owed a debt to their good friend, John Singer Sargent.

Petites Roses d été - dans le vase persan août

watercolour 35 x 28 cm (13 3⁄4 x 11 in)

Golden de Juillet dans le cach pot japonais à dessins bleus watercolour 37 x 42 cm (15 x 16in)

Amandier - dans le vase de sceaux fév

watercolour 42 x 29 cm (16 x 11 in)

Like de Glehn, Monod was no Modernist. He was, in fact, much more comfortable in the eighteenth century. In the south of France he abandoned Symbolism to paint and draw society portraits. He had arrived at just the right time. Many of the famous luxury hotels in Cannes opened over this period, and the town was quickly becoming synonymous with health, wealth, sunshine and glamour. It was here, between portrait commissions, that Monod made his delightful en plein air oils and watercolours of boats in the harbour at Cannes and St Tropez, the lush landscape of Provence, or the roses he picked from his garden. Prices for this artist range from £2,000 - £30,000 Register your interest by email to receive news and updates about this artist

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Lucien Monod

Druski et Roses

watercolour 39 x 31 cm (15½ x 12¼ in)

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(1867 - 1957)

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Though he died largely unrecognized and impoverished in 1957, David Bomberg is increasingly acknowledged as one of the most influential British artists and teachers of the twentieth century. Miles Richmond studied under him at the Borough Polytechnic in London in the years immediately after the Second World War, and along with Dennis Creffield, Leslie Marr and Dorothy Mead became a key-figure in the Borough Group. He followed Bomberg to Spain in 1954, where he became his closest pupil. Returning to England following Bomberg’s death, Richmond discovered his own dynamic and highly individualistic approach to landscape painting

Prices for this artist range from £3,500 - £25,000

Still Life, 1972

oil on board 64 x 83 cm (25¼ x 32 ½ in)

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Grazalema, 1960

Borough Portrait Study

oil on board 76 x 56 cm (30 x 22 in)

oil on canvas 65 x 77cm (25½ x 30 ½ in)

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The Oak at Chipperfield

oil on canvas 1§10 x 143 cm (43¼ x 56¼ in)

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Miles Richmond

(1922 - 2008)

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Great grandson of Monet by marriage, and grandson of American painter Theodore Butler, Jean-Marie Toulgouat was born into an artistic and impressionistic world. He grew up in and died at Giverney and as a young boy, he played among Monet’s late canvases. The subtle, yet important, link to French Impressionism is clearly visible in Toulgouat’s own distinctive, brightly impressionistic yet also searingly modern pictures of flowers and gardens.

Prices for this artist range from £3,500 - £30,000

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Groupe de Dahlias Dans la Grand Jardin

oil on canvas 92 x 73 cm (36¼ x W 28¼ in)

Effet d’Automne

oil on card 46 x 46 cm (18 x 18 in)

Parterre de Geraniums

Les Soleil dans les Iris Mauves

oil on canvas 120 x 120 cm (47 x 47 in)

oil on card 38 x 53 cm (15 x 21 in)

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Jean-Marie Toulgouat

(1927 - 2006)

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Northern Town

oil on board 42 x 69 cm (16 ½ x 27 in)

Fishing Boat, Cornwall

oil on board 4¼ x 6 in (11 x 15 cm)

Fishing Boat, Cornwall Michael Upton studied at the Birmingham College of Art and then the Royal Academy Schools alongside David Hockney. With another friend, Patrick Caulfield, he attended Peter Lanyon’s summer school in St Ives in the early 1960s, but it was as a conceptual artist with a modern, urban focus that he first emerged on to the London art scene in the mid 1960s. In 1972 he was included in the Hayward Gallery’s exhibition, ‘A Survey of the Avant-Garde in Britain’, and from 1981 he taught post-graduate painting at the Royal Academy Schools.

oil on board 3½ x 4 in (9 x 10 cm)

In the early 1990s Upton moved to the little fishing village of Mousehole in the far south-west of Cornwall, where he embraced landscape painting. Prices for this artist range from £2,000 - 25,000 Register your interest by email to receive news and updates about this artist

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Lyme Bay

oil on paper 33 x 93 cm (13 x 36½ in)

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Landscape, Cornwall

Michael Upton

oil on board 54 x 54 cm (21 x 21 in)

(1927 - 2006)

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recent publications Buy online at www.messums.com Alan Cotton – Drawn to Paint By Jenny Pery Published by Halsgrove 2019

For the artist Alan Cotton, drawing is the most natural thing in the world. A compulsion since childhood, drawing is his means of understanding his environment, of being part of it, possessing it. This book includes a substantial selection from the many hundreds of drawings Alan Cotton has made in a wide variety of locations. Some are working drawings for future paintings, a number of which are illustrated alongside the drawing and therefore provide a fascinating insight into the artist’s working process. Fully illustrated hardback book, 160 pages, 260 x 270mm. Foreward by Ken Howard RA and text by Jenny Pery.

£34.99 plus P&P

Rose Hilton By Ian Collins Published by Lund Humphries in association with Studio Publications

Rose Hilton was a free spirit in art and life. Founded in figuration, her beautiful pictures have moved in recent decades towards lyrical abstraction. In this image packed book, Ian Collins tells a fascinating and uplifting story. With added commentaries on her own pictures, and memories of many friendships, Rose Hilton offered a unique insight into the art of life. Fully illustrated hardback book, 208 pages, 245 x 290 mm with over 200 colour illustrations

£35.00 plus P&P

David Tress By Andrew Lambirth Published by Lund Humphries in association with Studio Publications

Andrew Lambirth’s new book is the result of twenty years of collaboration with David Tress, providing exceptional insight into the artist’s vibrant, humanistic landscapes. The book includes seven poems by Lambirth in direct response to Tress’s work or of relevance to its main concerns. Fully illustrated hardback book, 232 pages, 245 x 290 mm, with over 200 colour illustrations.

£35.00 plus P&P

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recent studio catalogues £15 plus P&P Buy online at www.messums.com The 2018/ 2019 season of catalogues included an exciting mix of work from our Contemporary Artists and Sculptors and our Studio Estates. All titles may still be purchased from our website. www.messums.com Elemental North Simon Carter Laurence Edwards James Dodds Guy Taplin Kurt Jackson Rose Hilton Jeremy Annear Dominic Welch

Maxwell Doig Bulmer & Green Ken Smith Ron Embleton David Tress Nancy Delouis Peter Brown Antony Williams Alan Cotton

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