Jonathan Grant Galleries presents a collection of paintings, bronzes, maps & lithographs by New Zealand & British artists including; Sydney Lough Thompson, Ken Knight, Frances Hodgkins, Piera McArthur, Charles Dixon, Matt Gauldie, Frederick Roe RI, RBA., Paul Hanrahan, Myles Birket Foster, Sir Nathaniel Dance RA., Natalie Stamilla, Peter O’Hagan and Frederick Goodall.
The exhibition will be on display until 16 February 2016.
A highlight of the exhibition is the striking Dans Le Port, Concarneau by the celebrated artist Sydney Lough Thompson.
Sydney Lough Thompson was born on 24 January 1877 in Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand.
In 1895 Thompson registered as a student at the Canterbury College School of Art in Christchurch. He was counted as one of the most promising students at the School of Art, and in 1896 gained three of the six free studentships. In 1899 he won a silver medal for his still-life painting, The Saddle, in the national competition of the British Department of Science and Art, the highest award gained by an art student in New Zealand.
Like so many of his contemporaries, Sydney Thompson went to Europe to further his artistic education. Thompson travelled extensively and spent three years in Brittany, where his impressionist style – full of sunlight and colour and of boats and ports – began to evolve. His works of this period are filled with vibrant hues of colour that brilliantly capture the Concarneau light. Dans Le Port, Concarneau is an excellent example of this.
I loved the place because the highly coloured sails of the fishing boats set against the blue sea gave tremendous scope for strong colours.
- S L Thompson 1939
For more information about any of the works featured here please contact us.
Cleaning Up The Victory
44 x 72 cm
Exhib. Royal Academy, 1924
Exhib. British Empire Exhibition, Wembley, 1925
Michael Jones scores the first try in the first Rugby World Cup
35 x 42 x 15 cm
The Line of Fire, Sapper Moore-Jones
Bronze, wood & brass
26 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm
Giovanni Maria Cassini
La Nuova Zelanda 1798:Delineata Sulle Osservazioni del Capitan Cook
48 x 36 cm
The rarest and most decorative map of New Zealand, ‘La Nouva Zelanda’ records the landmarks Captain Cook noted on his First Voyage to New Zealand in 1769/70 and the names he gave them. The dotted line traces the path of Cook's exploration on board HMS Endeavour, which is depicted at anchor with naval officers and Maori people in the map's cartouche.
J Steven Dews
Waimate Making Sail, Outward Bound from Auckland, September 1894
Oil on canvas
41 x 67 cm
Watercolour & gouache
76 x 76 cm
Signed & dated 2009
Price range:NZ$5,000 - NZ$10,000
"The Gods Look Down upon LVMH and Smile upon Them for Maintaining the Standard of Excellence Set by Chateau d'Yquem's Founders some 400 Years Ago."
Autumn in Queenstown
Oil on board
16 x 37 cm
River Tone, Somerset, c. 1939
53.5 x 37.5 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower left