This Christmas, Old Master specialist Philip Mould has teamed up with designer Allegra Hicks, for a joint exhibition at Philip Mould’s London premises on Dover Street. The display will showcase highlights of Philip Mould’s paintings, juxtaposed and represented through Allegra Hicks’ new fabric collection entitled “Islands”.
Inspired by the elements, Allegra Hicks’ latest fabric collection lends itself to a modern and eclectic interior. By presenting the fabrics amongst and alongside old master paintings and miniatures, Allegra Hicks and Philip Mould hope the unusual union of the two will expose both the old and the new in an alternative light.
Highlights being exhibited include a portrait of the King of Oudh painted in 1819 by Robert Home (1752–1834), who was the court artist of one of India’s highest ranking Muslim rulers at that time, as well as miniatures selected by specialist Emma Rutherford, such as the above gold mounted double-sided portrait miniature bracelet, set with pearls and rose diamonds, containing two oval portraits of young women by the leading Austrian artist Emanuel Thomas Peter (1799-1873).
Allegra Hicks comments on her involvement with the exhibition: “A collaboration with Philip was a chance to showcase old master paintings with a contemporary backdrop. Beautiful things - be they old or new - have a way of speaking to each other; a way of complementing each other in harmony."