Elements d’architecture, avec le sanglier borghèse by Charles Percier (1764-1838) with a price in the region of £20,000 is in the process of being sold by Nonesuch Gallery to a US museum.

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US buyers were among the top spenders across London Art Week this season.

Running from June 30-July 7 at galleries around the capital, as reported in ATG No 2601, museums were among the keenest buyers.

The Nonesuch Gallery, a newcomer to LAW, sold a number of artworks to US buyers from its LAW show Travel c.1600-1900 at the Maas Gallery in St James’s.

Among these sales was Charles Percier’s (1764-1838) Elements d’architecture, avec le sanglier borghèse (previously in the collection of Sir Jack & Lady Baer) which is in the process of being sold to Museum of Fine Arts Houston for in the region of £20,000.

A drawing of figures by a river in a classical landscape by Gaspard Dughet (1615-75) sold to a US private collection.


JMW Turner’s Coastal sunset near Margate which had an asking price of £95,000 from Guy Peppiatt Fine Art.

Remaining on the drawing theme, at Guy Peppiatt Fine Art four sales were made to US museums including David Roberts’ (1796-1864) View of Tetouan from the Terrace of Cohen›s House, Morocco which had an asking price of £75,000.

Another major sale for Peppiatt was JMW Turner’s Coastal sunset near Margate which had an asking price of £95,000 and sold to a UK buyer.

Furniture fascination

Also a newcomer to LAW was H Blairman & Sons, an example of how LAW has extended into decorative arts.

Blairman’s show in its Westminster gallery focused on 35 pieces from the collection of furniture historian Clive Wainwright (1949-99) and his wife Jane.

Following his death, Jane continued to collect but has now donated their home to the Landmark Trust and in the process of downsizing, some of the key pieces were offered at Blairman as the Clive and Jane Wainwright Collection.


Table designed by AWN Pugin, sold with an asking price of £28,000 by H Blairman & Sons.

Blairman’s Martin Levy said: “After moving to Queen Anne’s Gate as the Covid pandemic broke, we have enjoyed a constant flow of visitors during LAW. We have made sales to existing and new customers, both private and institutional.”

Highlights of Blairman’s sales included a table designed by AWN Pugin for the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, Handsworth. It had an asking price of £28,000.

At David Messum Fine Art, among numerous sales was a major early work in oil by Theodore Roussel for a six-figure sum to a private UK collector.