Martyn Gregory Gallery

China trade (export) paintings, pictures relating to south east Asia and British watercolours and paintings; valuations
Opening Hours - Open Monday-Friday 10-6
Contacts:  Martyn Gregory, Patrick Conner, Penelope Gregory, Oliver Harris
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+44 (0)20-7839 3731
34 Bury Street

The Martyn Gregory Gallery, based in St James’s, London, is considered to be one of the world’s authorities on China Trade paintings. These paintings, which cover the period from 1700 to 1950, include paintings by Western artists who travelled to the East, as well as by Eastern artists who worked in the ‘Western manner’ in order to cater for the tastes of Western travellers taking in the Orient for the first time. They include many landscapes of historic sites, especially ports and the trading concessions granted to the Western trading powers by the Chinese authorities. They also include decorative pieces, which were created for the export market – souvenirs for the wealthy westerners. The gallery also holds a substantial stock of British watercolours and drawings of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries by notable artists including David Cox, Peter de Wint, Thomas Rowlandson, John Varley, John Nash, J. D Innes and C. F. Tunnicliffe to name but a few. Over the years the gallery has handled works by John Robert Cozens, Paul Sandby, Michael Angelo Rooker, J M W Turner, James Ward, John Linnell, John Ruskin, and the marine artist E W Cooke. Martyn Gregory holds an annual exhibition in Hong Kong and also exhibits at a selection of fine art fairs and events around the world, including the Winter Antiques Show and Master Drawings Week in New York, TEFAF in Maastricht and Masterpiece London. The gallery is run by Martyn and Penelope Gregory together with Patrick Conner, author of the book ‘The Hongs of Canton’ which tells the stories of the merchants in the East, as seen in the Chinese export paintings.*