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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Study (tronie) of an Old Man, c. 1615-1618. Oil on panel, 48 x 37.5 cm. The Weiss Gallery.

LONDON -  London Art Week (LAW), launched last year, is the platform that unites Master Drawings and Sculpture Week and Master Paintings Week. This collaboration, which proved so successful in 2013 resulting in major sales, brings together some fifty specialist dealers across the fine art disciplines and three major London auction houses. London Art Week illustrates the extraordinary range and quality of fine art from the 15th to 20th centuries available on the market and strongly underlines the unrivalled connoisseurship and expertise to be found in the city. During LAW special exhibitions and other events will be staged by all the participants. The 2014 event will be held from 4 to 11 July, a date that should be in the diaries of collectors, curators and enthusiasts from all over the world.

Master Drawings and Sculpture Week (MDSW) welcomes four newcomers, swelling their numbers to twenty-six: Ariadne Galleries, focusing on Greek and Roman sculpture, pottery, ceremonial and luxury goods, as well as early Christian artifacts and liturgical objects; Galerie Sismann, specialising in European sculpture; Martyn Gregory, a leading dealer in ‘China Trade’ pictures; and Richard Nathanson, who will present drawings by Amedeo Modigliani. These four join Didier Aaron Ltd, Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd, Katrin Bellinger at Colnaghi, C.G. Boerner LLC, Antichità Alberto Di Castro srl, Day & Faber, Sam Fogg, Florian Härb, Hill-Stone Inc., Daniel Katz Gallery, August Laube, Lowell Libson Ltd, James Mackinnon, José de La Mano Galería de Arte, Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd, Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd, Stoppenbach & Delestre Ltd, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, Trinity Fine Art Ltd, Carlo Orsi and Walter Padovani and Rupert Wace Ancient Art.

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Head of a Cycladic Idol, Greek, Cycladic. Late Spedos Variety, Early Cycladic II, circa 2600-2500 BC. Marble. Dimensions: 15.9 cm Height. Ariadne Galleries @ Master Drawings and Sculpture Week.

Provenance: Magdeleine Blanche Nolie Croset (1913-2011), France, acquired in Paris, 1950s-1960s; thence by descent

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Statue of Asklepios, Roman, Second century AD. Marble. Dimensions: 50 cm Height. Ariadne Galleries @ Master Drawings and Sculpture Week.

Provenance: Property of an Ottoman Diplomat, Janko Aristarchi (1854-1857 Legationstrat, 1860-1877 Gesandter, Berlin); Acquired by Alexander Iolas in New York and Paris, between 1950 and 1965; Private Collection, Europe, 1980-1982; Ophiuchus Collection, 1982-2013.

Published and Exhibited: ‘Classical Antiquities from Private Collections in Great Britain. A Loan Exhibition in Aid of the Ashmolean Archive,’ Sotheby’s, London, January 15-31 1986; Vogue Magazine, 1982; Salomon Reinach, Repertoire de la Statuaire Grecque et Romaine, vol. V, Paris, 1924, p. 535. 

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Circle of Benedetto Briosco (active c. 1483-1517), Portrait of Ludovico Il MoroWhite marble high-relief medaillon, Lombardy, Circa 1500. Diameter: 55 cm. Galerie Sismann @ Master Drawings and Sculpture Week.

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Attributed to François Du Quesnoy, Silver Bust of a Child JesusRome, 17th Century. H. 15.5 cm. Galerie Sismann @ Master Drawings and Sculpture Week.

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Edward Dayes (1763-1804), A view of a cascade and pillars of basalte in the Island of Osteroe, one of the Faroe IslesWatercolour, 13 7/8 x 19 1/2 ins (35.4 x 49.5 cm). Signed and dated 1790 and inscribed as title on the artist’s original washline mount. Martyn Gregory @ Master Drawings and Sculpture Week.

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John William Buxton Knight (1843-1908), A view of deer grazing in parklandWatercolour, 7 1/4 x 13 1/8 ins (18.5 x 33.3 cm). Signed and dated [18]90. Martyn Gregory @ Master Drawings and Sculpture Week.

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Modigliani (1884 – 1920), L’Amazone, 1909. Black crayon, 308 x 232 mm . 12 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. Richard Nathanson @ Master Drawings and Sculpture Week.

"To my knowledge, this is the study closest, in expression and pose, to the famous portrait of the same title. Included with this drawing are two original, handwritten letters, previously unknown, by the sitter to Paul Alexandre concerning her portrait". 

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Modigliani (1884 – 1920), Kneeling Blue Caryatid; c.1911; (inspired, in all probability, by Anna Akhmatova). Blue crayon, 430 x 265 mm . 17 x 10 ½ in. Richard Nathanson @ Master Drawings and Sculpture Week.

Master Paintings Week 2014 (MPW), supported by The Crown Estate, welcomes newcomer Aktis Gallery, which specialises in Modern European art with a focus on Russian émigré art of the 20th century, whilst Brun Fine Art, originally from Milan and offering paintings from the 15th to 20th centuries, and William Thuillier, a dealer in Old Master paintings, return after a break. These three join Charles Beddington Ltd, BNB Art Consulting, Bonhams, Cesare Lampronti Gallery, Christie’s, Coll & Cortés Fine Arts, Colnaghi, Ben Elwes Fine Art, Deborah Gage (Works of Art) Ltd, Richard Green, Johnny Van Haeften Ltd, Fergus Hall Master Paintings, Theo Johns Fine Art, John Mitchell Fine Paintings, Moretti Fine Art, Philip Mould & Company, Piacenti Art Gallery Ltd, Stair Sainty Gallery and Robilant + Voena, Sotheby’s, Sphinx Fine Art, Rafael Valls Ltd and The Weiss Gallery. 

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Victor Brauner (1903-1966) (Piatra Neamt, Romania 1903 – 1966 Paris, France), The Street. Oil on canvas – 26 x 21 5/8 in. (65 x 54 cm.). Aktis Gallery @ Master Paintings Week 2014

Provenance: The artist's estate

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Domenico Fetti (Rome 1588 – 1623 Venice), Portrait of a Castiglione Family Member. Oil on canvas – 45 5/8 x 37 5/8 in. (114 x 94 cm.). Brun Fine Art Master Paintings Week 2014.

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Santi Di Tito (Borgo San Sepolcro 1536 – 1603 Florence), Portrait of a Young Man, oil on panel – 19 5/16 x 24 3/4 in. (48.3 x 61.9 cm.). Brun Fine Art Master Paintings Week 2014.

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Pier Francesco Foschi (1502 – Florence – 1567), Portrait of Bartolomeo Compagni. Oil on panel. Brun Fine Art Master Paintings Week 2014.

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Guidoccio Cozzarelli (Siena 1450 – Siena – 1516 Siena), Madonna and Child with Angels. Oil on panel – 30 x 21 5/8 in. (75 x 54 cm.). Brun Fine Art Master Paintings Week 2014.

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Hubert Robert (1733 – 1808), Village scene with a lady reading beside a pond. William Thuillier Master Paintings Week 2014.

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Gianbattista Cimaroli (Salo 1687 – 1753 Venice), Veneto landscape with architectural motifs. Oil on canvas – 16 1/2 x 23 1/4 in. (42 x 59 cm.). William Thuillier Master Paintings Week 2014.

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Bartholomeus Breenbergh (1598 – 1657), The Rocca Pia, Tivoli. Oil on copper – 4 5/8 x 6 5/16 in. (11.6 x 15.8 cm.).William Thuillier Master Paintings Week 2014.

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Joseph Heinz (Venice c. 1600 – c. 1690 Venice), The Embarkation of Doge Francesco Morosini. Oil on canvas – 48 13/16 x 69 3/16 in. (122 x 173 cm.). William Thuillier Master Paintings Week 2014.

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Joost van Geel (Rotterdam 1631 – 1698 Rotterdam), The Card Players. Oil on panel – 19 13/16 x 20 5/8 in. (49.5 x 51.5 cm.). William Thuillier Master Paintings Week 2014.

The Crown Estate is delighted to be renewing its support for Master Paintings Week in 2014. The twenty-two leading dealers and three international auction houses are all situated a short walk from one another in the heart of London’s Mayfair and St James’s, the latter forming a core part of The Crown Estate’s holdings. James Cooksey, Head of St James’s Portfolio, said: “The Crown Estate is delighted to support for the second time this important event in London’s art calendar which makes such an important contribution to the art community in St James’s and helps to promote the area’s unique culture and heritage”. Johnny Van Haeften, one of the co-founders of MPW, commented: “We are delighted that The Crown Estate has renewed its support of MPW, recognising its value in maintaining the cultural traditions and expertise to be found in London, and particularly in St James’s”.