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Russian Ballet , c.1919 Colour Lithograph 6 X 12 Cm
Watercolours + Works on Paper

Exhibition Rd
London, South Kensington SW7 2DD
United Kingdom
February 3rd, 2010 - February 7th, 2010

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea, belgravia
PHONE:  
0870 870 4868
OPEN HOURS:  
11-8pm
TAGS:  
photography, landscape, modern, traditional
COST:  
Tickets £10, children under 14 free and must be accompanied by an adult.

DESCRIPTION

The Watercolours + Works on Paper Art Fair returns 3 – 7 February 2010 with a brand new venue,

London's Science Museum,  and a strong line up of exclusive collections and fascinating

exhibitions.

 

This long-established and popular fair is now the world's only event dedicated to art on paper

from every era, including drawings, watercolours, prints, photographs and posters, with prices

starting at around £500 and going up to £100,000. This year, over 50 galleries will be exhibiting,

with ten exhibitors taking part in the fair for the first time.

Each exhibitor will be bringing their own selected collection of works, but several are mounting

exclusive exhibitions especially for the Watercolours & Works on Paper Fair:

A rare collection of works by the eminent war artist, Thomas Hennell

(1903-1945), will be shown by Sim Fine Art, who will be devoting their

show stand to the artist, including works on loan from the Imperial

War Museum and RAF Museum.

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art will be exhibiting a fascinating collection

of rare Continental Master Drawings, including a wonderfully

detailed study by French Romantic, Théodore Géricault

(1791 –1824).

New exhibitor Elizabeth Harvey-Lee will be displaying her wide

range of artists’ prints from the 15th to the 20th centuries, including

a rare print by Edouard Manet (1832 – 1883).

Aberdeen dealers Campbell Wilson will be bringing 48 Scottish

landscapes painted in watercolour in 1854 by Sarah Sherwood

Clarke, sister of James Sant RA (1820 -1916).

These are the only known works produced by this artist.

Her exceptional artistic talent has raised conjecture and intrigue as

to why she did not - or was not allowed to - produce any other

paintings. Whatever the answer, the art world is fortunate to have

these few pieces from Sarah Sherwood Clarke.

 

Bourne Gallery are to present a collection of vivid works by award-

winning wildlife artist Dominique Salm (b.1972).

An exclusive display of works for sale by ‘Britain’s Forgotten Master’,

Sir Francis Barry (1883-1970), will be featured by Mitchell Studio.

Barry has been described as an “enigma” whose Bohemian nature

led him abroad where the signatures of his artistic talents can be

traced.

Barry’s style has been described as completely unique, “constantly

striving for simplicity, he achieved…paintings of extraordinary

serenity and beauty.”

The fair’s new home at the Science Museum is sure to bring an added buzz to the four-day

event, with its airy space offering easy access to all the exhibitors on one floor.

To celebrate the exciting new location, the Watercolours + Works on Paper Fair is also

sponsoring ‘The Art of Invention’, a fascinating loan exhibition featuring a treasure trove of

hidden artworks from the Science and Railway Museum collections. ‘The Art of Invention’ will

run alongside the main fair and is free to the public.

 

All the works are checked for authenticity and value by a vetting committee of art experts, so

visitors can buy with confidence. There is no need for visitors to ask the price as every item has a

price label.

For more information www.worksonpaperfair.com or call 01798 861 580

Notes to Editors:

• The Watercolours + Works on Paper Fair opens to the public on Thursday 4 February and runs until

Sunday 7 February 2010, at the Science Museum, in South Kensington, London. Wednesday 3 February is

the opening preview, and is by invitation only.

• Visitor information:

www.worksonpaperfair.com or call 01798 861 815.

The fair opens daily at 11 am. Closes: Thurs 9 pm; Fri, Sat & Sun 6pm.

Tickets £10, children under 14 free and must be accompanied by an adult.

The fair’s unique catalogue contains a set of over 50 art postcards £8.

Bar and café within the fair.

Public Transport: South Kensington tube, with easy access from the main Exhibition Road entrance of the

Museum via a covered walkway.

• Disabled access available.

• Dates for the future: Wednesday 2 - Sunday 6 February 2011 at the Science Museum.