Established in 1965, Martyn Gregory is the world’s leading authority on the art of the ‘China Trade’ as well as historical pictures relating to China, India and South East Asia by both travelling Western and local Eastern artists. These paintings, which cover period from 1700 to 1950, include works by early Western artist who travelled to the East as well as by Eastern artists who worked in the ‘Western Manner’ to cater for the tastes of Westerners in the Orient. They include landscapes of historic sites, especially ports and trading concessions granted to the Western trading powers by the Chinese authorities. They also include decorative pieces which were created for the export market.
The art of the China Trade
A selection of paintings in oil and watercolour by Chinese export artists, including views of Hong Kong, Canton [Guangzhou] Macao and Shanghai as well as decorative scenes and paintings of everyday life in Qing dynasty China.
Western artist in India 1800 – 1950
An exhibition of Western artists in India, including a large number of watercolours and drawings by George Chinnery (1774 – 1852) will explore India through the eyes of visiting Western artists in the 19th and 20th centuries. A fully illustrated digital catalogue will available online from mid-October.