Chris Beetles – Wapping & California

The first half of September sees two shows at Chris Beetles’ Ryder Street Gallery (www.chrisbeetles.com)

ROY HAMMOND & THE WAPPING GROUP, 1 – 14 September 2013 (closed Sunday 8 September)

HOUSEBOATS, CHEYNE WALK CHELSEA, THAMES ROY HAMMOND (Born 1934) SIGNED AND DATED 2000 SIGNED, INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND DATED 2000 ON REVERSE WATERCOLOUR ON TINTED PAPER 12 X 18 1/2 INCHES EXHIBITED:ROY HAMMOND, TRAVELS ON FOUR CONTINENTS, SEPTEMBER 2000, NO 28; 'ROY HAMMOND 2013', SEPTEMBER 2013 £850

HOUSEBOATS, CHEYNE WALK CHELSEA, THAMES
ROY HAMMOND (Born 1934)
SIGNED AND DATED 2000
SIGNED, INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND DATED 2000 ON REVERSE
WATERCOLOUR ON TINTED PAPER
12 X 18 1/2 INCHES
EXHIBITED: ROY HAMMOND, TRAVELS ON FOUR CONTINENTS, SEPTEMBER 2000, NO 28;
‘ROY HAMMOND 2013’, SEPTEMBER 2013
£850

Roy is one of Chris’s popular gallery artists and is also a member, of some twenty years, of The Wapping Group.  The Group, consisting of twenty-five painters, was established in 1946 with the primary concern of recording the life and flavour of London’s busy docklands.  As times have changed they have expanded their catchment area to cover the river scenes from the estuary upstream as far as Henley.  They meet regularly between April and September to record the river in all weathers.

JOHN CLEESE: THE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION, 4th – 14th September, 2013, (closed Sunday 8 September)

CLOCKWISE, 1986 STUDIO STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER SIGNED BY JOHN CLEESE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT 21 X 17 1/4 INCHES PROVENANCE:THE JOHN CLEESE COLLECTION EXHIBITED:'JOHN CLEESE: THE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION 2013', SEPTEMBER 2013  £450

CLOCKWISE, 1986
STUDIO STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER
SIGNED BY JOHN CLEESE
PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT
21 X 17 1/4 INCHES
PROVENANCE: THE JOHN CLEESE COLLECTION
EXHIBITED: ‘JOHN CLEESE: THE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION 2013’, SEPTEMBER 2013
£450

California’s loss is London’s gain for after twenty years away John Cleese (surely he needs no introduction) has returned to London to live.  Sadly, for him, his art collection is too big for his new home and so he has decided to let others have the chance of living with the works he has enjoyed.  There is a mixture of 19th and 20th Century works in various media as well as Python and film memorabilia.  Some of the artists include John Bratby, Herb Ritts, Henry Moore, Albert Goodwin, Ronald Searle and William Fraser Garden among others.  A wonderful mix indeed!

TRANSHIPMENT TRINIDAD ALBERT GOODWIN, RWS (1845-1932) SIGNED, INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND DATED 'APRIL 1912' WATERCOLOUR AND BODYCOLOUR WITH PENCIL ON TINTED PAPER 9 1/2 X 13 3/4 INCHES PROVENANCE:THE JOHN CLEESE COLLECTION EXHIBITED:'JOHN CLEESE. THE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION', SEPTEMBER 2013 £22500

TRANSHIPMENT TRINIDAD
ALBERT GOODWIN, RWS (1845-1932)
SIGNED, INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND DATED ‘APRIL 1912’
WATERCOLOUR AND BODYCOLOUR WITH PENCIL ON TINTED PAPER
9 1/2 X 13 3/4 INCHES
PROVENANCE: THE JOHN CLEESE COLLECTION
EXHIBITED: ‘JOHN CLEESE. THE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION’, SEPTEMBER 2013
£22500

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