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British Sculpture at The Fine Art Society, London

Peter Pan, 1918 by Sir George Frampton (1860-1928), Bronze, Height: 19 inches (48 cm), The Fine Art Society
(Courtesy: The Fine Art Society)

Now open is a limited run exhibition of British sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Fine Art Society in London is presenting the works, many of which were created by some notable names, until March 27, 2018.

The Fine Art Society has a long history of dealing in British sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries, and more specifically with works by artists of the New Sculpture movement that took place in the closing decades of the 19th century in England.

The gallery was at the forefront of the movement when it staged "The First Exhibition of Statuettes by the Sculptors of Today, British and French" in 1902. Several exhibitions of British Sculpture followed at the gallery in 1986, 1992, 2008, and 2015, and this upcoming exhibition follows in that tradition. The show will focus on bronzes by some of the most established names of the New Sculpture movement such as Alfred Gilbert, George Frampton, Edward Onslow Ford, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Alfred Stevens, and William Reid Dick. Sculptures by Gilbert Bayes, Barney Seale, Louis Richard Garbe, Anton Van Wouw, and Francis Derwent Wood will also be on display.

The Fine Art Society are art dealers with two premises — one on New Bond Street, Mayfair, occupied since 14th February 1876, and given a new entrance facade in 1881 by E.W.Godwin (1833–1886); and the other in Dundas Street in Edinburgh’s New Town. There has been an Edinburgh presence since 1972. Founded in London in 1876 by a group of like-minded collectors led by William Longman of the publishing family; Archibald Stuart-Wortley MP, who was also a fine amateur artist; and Marcus Bourne Huish (1843–1921), lawyer, editor, writer and collector, who became the first Managing Director, while at the same time editing The Art Journal. Huish was a great Japanophile and one of the founders of the Japan Society. The early success of the gallery was based on publishing engravings of popular paintings. 

The exhibition will be on view from March 5 through March 27, 2018 at The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street London W1S 2JT, UK.

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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.


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