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Tomasso Brothers Fine Art to Exhibit at London Art Week from 1-8 Dec 2017

 

Antiques News & Fairs - London Art Week Winter 2017
 

William Etty R.A. (1787-1849) Standing female nude from behind. Oil on board, 67 cm (26 ¼ in.) high, 48 cm (19 in.) wide.


Event: London Art Week Winter 2017
Organiser: London Art Week
Venue: Marquis House, 67 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6NY
Date: 1–8 December 2017, Preview 30 November 2017

Enquiries:

Tel: 01707 262089

 

Joseph Gott (1785–1860), Margaret and Jane Gott as Babes In The Wood, 1827. Terracotta, 21 cm (8 ¼ in.) high. Signed ‘J.Gott 1827’. 

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

Tomasso Brothers Fine Art continues its homage to British art for the new winter edition of London Art Week, opening on 30 November 2017 and running 1–8 December 2017. The gallery’s exhibition, entitled ‘Camaraderie and Classicism’, centres on the work of sculptor Joseph Gott (1786-1860) and painter William Etty R.A. (1787-1849), presented together for the first time.  It follows on from the success of ‘Canova and his Legacy’, Tomasso Brothers’ summer 2017 London Art Week exhibition featuring prominent British sculptors working in Rome during and after the reign of Antonio Canova (1757–1822).

Gott and Etty, both from the English county of Yorkshire, were two of the finest British artists of the first half of the nineteenth century, bound as much by their shared neoclassical principles, as they were by their friendship.  They most likely first became acquainted whilst studying in London at the Royal Academy Schools, where Gott entered in 1805, followed by Etty two years later. Both artists had close ties with the Academy’s influential president Sir Thomas Lawrence, who introduced Gott to Antonio Canova and in whose workshop Etty was apprenticed for a year.

In the early 1820s Gott and Etty travelled to Italy, residing in Rome at the same time, which proved a seminal turning point in the career of both.  As Gott perfected his carving technique under Canova, Etty developed a vibrant brushstroke inspired by Titian and Rubens, and as the former sculpted in marble effigies of resplendent candour, the latter painted on canvas figures of vibrant colorito.  In January 1824 Etty returned to London.  Gott remained in Rome for the rest of his life.  The paths of their work, however, would cross again at the Royal Academy, where both artists exhibited regularly throughout their careers. 

The artistic vocabularies of Gott and Etty abounded with classical references, in the form of a deep-rooted reverence for the finest examples of sculpture surviving from antiquity and the greatest old master painters respectively, always underpinned by the dedicated academic study of the male and female nude.  Tomasso Brothers’ exhibition and catalogue aim to show this and how, in many ways, the works of both artists perfectly encapsulate the mood of the age. 

The display at Tomasso Brothers will include masterfully carved marbles and beautiful small-scale terracotta sculptures by Gott, alongside deliciously sensual oils by Etty, which originate primarily from the private collection of Dino and Raffaello Tomasso, who have carefully sought out and assembled works by both artists over the course of many years.

 

Joseph Gott (1785–1860), Hagar & Ishmael. White marble, 33 cm (13 in) high, Signed ‘J. GOTT FT’

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:
The exhibition previews on 30th November and runs until 8th December, and has been curated to coincide with the gallery’s participation in the much anticipated new winter edition of London Art Week.

Based at Bardon Hall, Leeds, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art was established in 1993, opening a London gallery in St James's in 2013. Dino and Raffaello are recognised internationally for specializing in important European sculpture from the early Renaissance to the Neoclassical periods, with a particular knowledge of European Renaissance bronzes. They have interests in several other fields including Old Master paintings, antiquities, fine furniture and objects.

Tomasso Brothers also advises the Arts Council of England's Reviewing Committee on the export of works of art and objects of cultural interest. Dino and Raffaello have promoted and supported, through loans and exhibitions, major international institutions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; the Centro Internazionale, Carrara; The National Gallery, Prague; and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In 2012 Tomasso Brothers was one of the sponsors of the landmark show 'Bronze' at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

In addition to advising private international collectors of European sculpture and Old Master paintings, Dino and Raffaello have made significant sales to some of the world's most prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Bode Museum, Berlin; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and Rienzi Collection): The Liechtenstein Collection, Vienna; Yale Center for British Art; the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

 

TICKET INFO:

For details, visit London Art Week Winter 2017 and Tomasso Brothers Fine Art.

 

 

 

Cover Image: William Etty R.A. (1787-1849) Standing female nude from behind. Oil on board, 67 cm (26 ¼ in.) high, 48 cm (19 in.) wide.