auctioneers and valuers
Daniel Goddard
On this page....
Archive
<December 2021>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2829301234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930311
2345678

RSS 2.0     Atom 1.0     CDF

Summary
Search
Navigation
Categories
Blog Roll
About Daniel Goddard
Daniel Goddard is a director and head of the picture department. He has recently catalogued and organised two major sales of paintings by Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), which raised in excess of £3 million.
Contact Daniel Goddard
 EMail Bearnes Hampton &amp; Littlewood EMail Me
Sign In
Disclaimer
The material published in this web log is for general purposes only. It does not constitute nor is it intended to represent professional advice. You should always seek specific professional advice in relation to particular issues. The information in this web log is provided "as is" with no warranties and confers no rights. The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions.

Home | The Fine Art Bloggers | About Blogging | About Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood | Our Salerooms | Future Sales | Contact Us

Review Entries for Day Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Michael Snow Collection is a personal and intimate group of 20th Century British, St Ives and Newlyn paintings and sculpture that was assembled over 40 years while Snow had studios in St Ives.

Snow’s closest friends were the artists Ben Nicholson (FS18/317) and (FS18/318), Terry Frost (FS18/415), Dennis Mitchell (FS18/332) and the poet WS Graham, and it is from this close group and their extended friends, that the collection was assembled. Many of the paintings and sculptures were exchanges of work and mark the activity and influence among artists and Snow himself was particularly enamoured with the lyrical literacy of John Wells (FS18/320), Wilhelmina Barns Graham (FS18/321), Alex Mackenzie (FS18/325) (FS18/326) (FS18/327) (FS18/329) and Nicholson.

 

 ben nicholson - cion de arquitectos barcelona (fs18/318)

Ben Nicholson - Cion De Arquitectos Barcelona (FS18/318)

The provenance of one particular small painting encapsulates the group; in 1928 Ben Nicholson visited St Ives and there discovered an elderly Cornish mariner who was painting from memory his time at sea along the Cornish coast and in the local harbours. This chance meeting with Alfred Wallis (FS18/334) influenced the path of British Art in the 20th Century and propelled the retired fisherman, with a naive and direct approach to image making, into the circle of some of the most progressive artists working in Britain in the 1930s.

 

  alfred wallis - the mariners (fs18/334)

 

 Alfred Wallis - The Mariners (FS18/334)

 

Nicholson then owned and later gave a painting by Alfred Wallis, lot 334, to Michael Snow as a personal gift. The collection will be sold in in our Fine Art Auction on 24 April 2013.

 

More about Daniel Goddard

Thursday, April 04, 2013 10:17:13 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
General | St Ives and Newlyn | West Country | Trackback

RSS 2.0 Feed

If you enjoyed reading an article on this blog, why not subscribe to the RSS 2.0 feed to receive future articles?
   
Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Logo Visit the Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Web Site if you want to learn more about this fine art auction house and valuers.