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Osborne Samuel Gallery was formed in 2004 after the merger of Peter Osborne’s company Berkeley Square Gallery and the adjacent gallery, Samuel & Co. directed by Gordon Samuel. The partnership continues the specialities of both businesses having collaborated on a number of important exhibitions for many years before the merger. Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel have been in the art business for more than 50 years. Additional partners are Tania Sutton who has many years of experience in prints and Matthew Bradbury who was Head of Modern British Art at Bonham’s London and joined us in April this year. Osborne Samuel Gallery is one of London’s leading specialists in Modern British painting and sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. We specialise in rare British 20th century prints and are the main dealers worldwide in the linocuts of the Grosvenor School. Recent pioneering print exhibitions have included the complete prints of CRW Nevinson, Cyril Power and Sybil Andrews and in 2019 Gordon Samuel curated the biggest ever museum exhibition of British Modernist prints at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. In 2017 the gallery moved from Bruton Street to Dering Street at the top of Bond Street in London’s Mayfair district.
Wet Evening on Oxford Street, 1919. CRW Nevinson
Harbour of Flushing, 1914. Edward Wadsworth
Once again Osborne Samuel return with a collection of Modern British prints. Prints include Edward Wadsworth’s exceptional Vorticist woodcut of 1914 titled ‘Harbour of Flushing’ and CRW Nevinson mezzotint ‘From an Office Window, 1918’ and his masterpiece and the largest of his lithographs ‘Wet Evening on Street, 1919’. We have specialised in the avant-garde linocuts of the Grosvenor School of Modern Art made during the 1920s and 30s by Claude Flight and his followers since the early 1980s. We have pioneered the promotion of these wonderful prints each year at the Fine Prints Fair since the inception of the fair back in 1987. This year we bring a group of works by Flight, Sybil Andrews, Cyril Power and Lill Tschudi. Last fall many of these prints were included in the exhibition ‘Modern Times – British Prints 1913-1939’ of Leslie and Johanna Garfield gift to the Met. We will also be including contemporary prints we specialise in amongst which are three versions of William Kentridge’s ‘Sleeper’ series of monumental etchings, Grayson Perry’s ‘Map of Nowhere’ and David Hockney’s iconic ‘Pretty Tulips’ of 1969.
Sybil Andrews, Jim Dine, Claude Flight, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, William Kentridge, Henry Moore, CRW Nevinson, Grayson Perry, Cyril Power, Lill Tschudi, Edward Wadsworth