Watercolours + Works on Paper
London, South Kensington SW7 2DD
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
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
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
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
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.