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Highlights from the Collection of Clive and Jane Wainwright - H. Blairman & Sons, 15 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9BU 6.00 - 7.30pm
Blairman’s is privileged to have been entrusted with the disposal of certain items of the collection of Clive and Jane Wainwright.
Highlights from the Collection of Clive and Jane Wainwright will show a selection of furniture, sculpture, pictures and other works of art, reflecting the range of the Wainwrights’ collecting interests. Enthusiasts for nineteenth-century design and the history of collections will be familiar with Clive’s many original publications on the period. And some of the exhibits may be recalled too from loan exhibitions over the decades.
The exhibition at 15, Queen Anne’s Gate, once the home of Edward Hudson, the founder of Country Life (to which Clive (1942-1999) made frequent contributions) will include an ebony and ivory side table designed by Sir John Soane for the Gothic Library at Stowe House; a watercolour by Francis Danby of William Beckford’s Fonthill, a drawing table used by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, together with many other works conceived by leading architect-designers active throughout the nineteenth century.
The introduction to the fully-illustrated catalogue will include contributions from colleagues and former students recalling Clive’s career as a curator at the V&A, and as a teacher
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Side table designed by Sir John Soane for Stowe House, circa 1805, with plaster bust by George Bullock of William Roscoe, circa 1804.