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For the December 2017 edition of London Art Week Dickinson Gallery will collaborate with Lennox Cato to present Dickinson + Lennox Cato, Form and Figure: Furniture and Paintings, 16th – 20th c. in our ground floor galleries. We will showcase paintings and works on paper ranging from old masters through to Impressionist and Modern pieces, all focused on an element of the figure. Among the Old Master drawings will be a sophisticated 16th century drapery study by Pomponio Amalteo and 17th Century preparatory drawings in red chalk by Carlo Cignani and Simone Cantarini. Highlights of the Old Master Paintings include Renaissance and Baroque pieces by Pasquale Ottino and Carlo Dolci, as well as examples by the great British 18th Century portraitists Joseph Wright of Derby and Sir Joshua Reynolds. The 19th and 20th Centuries will be well-represented in works on paper, with drawings by some of the most celebrated modern masters: Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Cézanne, Modigliani and Degas, among them. An exceptional small gouache by Adolph Menzel will hang alongside oil paintings and a large pastel by his great admirer Renoir, as well as a Nabis view of a park bench by Vuillard and an elegant double nude by Munch. The most contemporary piece, a 2005 depiction of two women by Graham Little, references classical forms and relies on a frieze-like arrangement. These diverse representations of the figure, spanning five centuries, will be complemented by antique furniture and decorative arts from Lennox Cato. From the 17th Century Lennox will exhibit a rare seaweed marquetry card table attributed to Gerrit Jensen with outstanding arabesque design. The 18th Century will be represented by a finely-crafted and beautifully-inlaid gentleman’s commode attributed to Ince and
Mayhew. Moving into the 19th Century, Lennox will showcase a mahogany side cabinet created for King George IV. This superb piece can be conclusively traced to the workshops of Gillows. The exhibition will feature additional examples of antique furniture and will be accessorised with decorative objects and works of art, including a large, early 18th Century Flemish tapestry depicting a Dutch landowner, presumably in the Caribbean, with his servant girl. The landowner is represented demonstrating how to graft cuttings onto a growing plant. Measuring approximately 8 feet square, this superb tapestry is woven in wool and silk. Dickinson and Lennox Cato look forward to welcoming you to 58 Jermyn Street from November 30th through December 8th during London Art Week.

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