From Mayfair to Manhattan: Trinity House Paintings opens in New York

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  • August 23, 2011

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GEORGE STUBBS (1724 – 1806) Portrait of a Gentleman upon a Grey Hunter.
Trinity House Paintings


Simon Shore and Steven Beale, the leading young London dealers of Impressionist and Modern art, who founded Trinity House in 2006, have announced the opening of their New York gallery, at 24 East 64th Street. To mark this occasion they will present an exhibition titled From Constable to Cézanne | Inaugural Exhibition by Trinity House Paintings NY’ on October 20, 2011, 6:30-9:00 PM.

“We are very excited to open our new gallery in New York,” said Simon Shore, “with a view to establishing a permanent platform so that we can provide a more attentive service for our American clients”. Simon also foresees that the New York art market will be the strongest trading platform in the next two years, subsequent to the Droit de Suite laws imposed in Europe.

Simon Shore and Steven Beale.

The exhibition will feature a selection of important British paintings, including works by John Constable, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, Alfred Munnings and a work by George Stubbs once owned by the great American art collector, Paul Mellon. Other highlights include works by the renowned Impressionist and Post-impressionist artists including Paul Cézanne – described by Matisse and Picasso as ‘the father of us all’ –Edgar Degas, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Eugène Boudin as well as others from the Fauvist movement, including Kees van Dongen, who was a notable favourite of the Rothschild family.

Paul Mellon (1907-1999), nicknamed ‘the galloping Anglophile’ was an avid horseman and prodigious art collector who built one of the most significant private collections of British art in the US. His collection boasted the finest examples of work by artists such as Reynolds, Gainsborough, Stubbs, Constable, Turner and Blake.  Many of his pictures are now in the permanent collections of prestigious public institutions including the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.  Mellon began purchasing Stubbs’s work in 1936 and is partly responsible for his iconic status as the ideal British sporting artist.  London art dealer Geoffrey Agnew (1817-1967) once said of Mellon “It took an American collector to make the English look again at their own paintings”.  Trinity House Paintings, bring an exquisite example of the artist’s work to open their Manhattan Gallery.

HILAIRE-GERMAIN-EDGAR-DEGAS (1834 – 1917) Dancer (Préparation en dedans).
Trinity House Paintings

Trinity House Paintings, in the heart of the Cotswolds in Broadway, quickly built a strong reputation amongst their peers through their portfolio of fine Impressionist and Modern paintings. The gallery's co-founders are highly experienced; Simon has a degree in the Valuation of Fine Art and has worked in the art world for 15 years for both public and commercial galleries while Steven has been in the art trade for 12 years, buying and selling on the national and international circuit.

Trinity House Paintings offers private collectors and institutions an impeccable range of services to grow and maintain collections generations to come. 

Following on from their successful move to the heart of Mayfair Maddox Street, London in 2010, Trinity House Paintings has and will continue to exhibit at the world’s top art fairs, including Masterpiece in London, International Fine Art Fair New York and the American International Fine Art Fair Palm Beach.

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