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Dickinson Gallery will present a range of Old Masters through Modern and Post-War works at Masterpiece 2019, with highlights from our recent New York exhibition Beauty Shared: A Collector’s Vision on view for the first time in London. This comprehensive single-owner private collection of 20th century paintings, drawings and sculpture, assembled with passion and knowledge over three and a half decades, evokes the pleasure of collecting.

Post-War highlights include two oils by Jean Dubuffet, who championed art brut and rejected formal and intellectual techniques. These will hang alongside Cuban Wifredo Lam’s Surrealist-inspired L’Oiseau blanc; Antoni Tapiès’s Gray with three pink lines, which explores the materiality of abstract painting; and Serge Poliakoff’s Composition en vert, among many others.

The private collection includes three elegant abstract compositions by Ben Nicholson, which will be complemented by additional Modern British pieces. We will offer William Scott’s still life Fish in a Bowl, as well as three sculptures: Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure Curved: Rough, and two bronzes by Dame Barbara Hepworth, Small Form (St Ives) and Reclining Figure (Trenona).

In addition to these 20th century works, Dickinson will offer Old Masters, including a superb Somerset landscape by James Ward; a pair of rare, large-scale pastels by Sir Edwin Landseer; three Venetian vedute by the great master of the genre Canaletto and one by his contemporary and rival Francesco Guardi; and a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, among others.

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