Found art

Studio 65
4 November - 23 November 2014

We have just launched this exciting new pop-up shop and gallery in Sheen Lane near Mortlake station. As an art gallery we will have works by both well-known names and new talent. A wide variety of art pieces will over time include etchings, photography, ceramics and paintings.

Along with the promotion of artwork, the space will also be used for private views, artist networking events and provide an exciting opportunity for artists to promote and sell their work. Stop in and check out the eclectic Found Art work that on show.

The art in this exhibition has been found in a variety of places and not all the information or history is known about these pieces. However that are still wonderful pieces for the wall and expertise of the individual pieces is visible and vibrant.

Eloise Harriet Stannard (1829 – 1915)
Strawberries in a Cabbage Leaf on a Table with a Flower Pot Behind

Eloise Harriet Stannard is today, as it was in her lifetime, one of the most outstanding still life painters of Europe in the 19th century and was a member of the Norwich School of painters.

Artists of the school were inspired by the natural beauty of the Norfolk landscape and owed some influence to the work of landscape painters of the Dutch Golden Age such as Hobbema and Ruisdael.

Stannard only did still life in oils on canvas and the brushwork is very fine and barely visible. Known especially for fruits presented in baskets and bowls in bright colours and accented with leaves and foliage in front of a mostly monochrome background, however, berries and small baskets are typical of her later work.

This picture has been “restored” and this involved some irreversible change to the original material of the artwork with the goal of making it "look good."

This work bears her signature below the frame as the original canvas has been cut and pasted on a new canvas support.  The layer of varnish applied during an earlier cleaning is degraded and with the discoloured and poorly saturating varnish, the subtlety of the painting has been lost. A perfect piece for a quality restoration that will greatly add to its present value.

French miniature on ivory,
possibly of Marie Antoinette,

Painted in soft pastels colours full of grace and seduction characteristic of Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757) whose influence is evident in female portraits in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe. This fine miniature is housed under a convex glass cover with brass bezel in a black wooden frame 2" x 2 ½" with a brass circular suspension ring.

Oil Painting Of Corfe Castle In Original Frame
Victorian in original frame

A lovely oil of a thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare and one of Britain's most iconic and evocative survivors of the English Civil War, partially demolished in 1646 by the Parliamentarians.

You can't fail to be captivated by these 'romantic' castle ruins with breathtaking views across Purbeck. With fallen walls and secret places, there are tales of treachery and treason around every corner.