Enjoy unlimited access: just £1 for 12 weeks

Subscribe now

Though the dealership specialises in European sculpture from the Renaissance to Neo- Classical periods, this is one of several of contemporary shows it has staged, including a ceramics installation in its London premises during the London Design Festival last year.

Peyrolle is influenced by Old Master artists as well as the 19th century Swiss symbolist and romantic Arnold Böcklin. According to his website, he seeks to “breathe life into the past” as a champion of representation.

With La Profondeur, 4ft 11in x 7ft 4in (1.5 x 2.25m) he plays with a series of dichotomies (such as closeness and distance, visible and invisible) to depict the contemporary world. The 17 large-scale works included in the exhibition are priced from £75,000-250,000.