Art Life: Antique Of The Month, Hope Street, The Kiss, Invicta Farewell, We are sailing

PUBLISHED: 01:16 03 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:05 20 February 2013

Art Life: Antique Of The Month, Hope Street, The Kiss, Invicta Farewell, We are sailing

Art Life: Antique Of The Month, Hope Street, The Kiss, Invicta Farewell, We are sailing

Art Life: Antique Of The Month, Hope Street, The Kiss, Invicta Farewell, We are sailing

ANTIQUE OF THE MONTH


With Tony Pratt of The Canterbury Auction Galleries


Sculptor Charles Leonard Hartwell studied at Lambeth School of Art and the Royal Academy under Onslow Ford and Sir Hamo Thorneycroft. His most famous work, the Marylebone Memorial in London depicting St George slaying the dragon, remembers the men and women of Marylebone who lost their lives in the Great War. Fords Marlowe Memorial, in front of Canterburys Marlowe Theatre, once included statuettes by Hartwell depicting Dr Faustus, Barabas and Edward II. These were added to Fords Tamburlaine, the main characters in Marlowes four great plays, but two were stolen in 1977. This charming bronze of a First World War soldier by Hartwell was estimated at 1,000-1,500 but sold to a dealer for 2,600.


Invicta farewell


Farewell gifts given to Kents former Lord Lieutenant Allan Willett and his wife Anne by all 60-plus members of the Lieutenancy were perfectly Kentish in every respect two silver Invicta horses, which can be stand-alone on a dining table or mounted on bookends crafted from ancient Canterbury Cathedral stone by the Cathedrals stonemasons.


Also involved in the three-way operation from East Kent, Allans home, were Oclees, the renowned Folkestone-based jeweller, who produced the horses, originally made as a limited edition set to celebrate its centenary in 1978, and Ottewills, the esteemed silversmiths based at Evegate, who mounted the horses on inscribed bases.


Hope Street


Neil Buchanan, the creator, artist, producer and presenter behind the BAFTA award-winning TV sensation Art Attack is back with his first-ever collection of published fine art.


Entitled Neil Buchanans Hope Street, the 12-strong series of limited edition prints is a nostalgic and evocative collection of art inspired by Neils childhood memories growing up in the early 1960s in Liverpool.


Neil has lived in Kent and East Sussex over the past two decades while filming 500 episodes of Art Attack at Maidstone Studios. The self-taught artist has now produced this new collection, which will be unveiled to the general public on 7 October at select local galleries and online.


We are sailing


Kent sculptor Bill Pricketts abstract sailing pieces will be on display alongside work by Britains leading marine artists at The Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition at Londons Mall Galleries from 13-23 October.


By laminating layers of birch plywood together prior to carving, Bill is able to create the beautiful shapes described by the variety of rigs and styles of sailing vessels.


The Kiss


The Kiss, a sculpture of two lovers by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, has provoked a range of reactions over the years. From being hidden from view to spare the sensibilities of visitors to the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889 to being voted the nations favourite work of art in an Art Fund poll in 2003, it has have rarely left viewers indifferent.


The life-size marble sculpture is on display in the Sunley Gallery at the Turner Contemporary in Margate from 4 October-2 September 2012, on loan from the Tate. The gallerys second major exhibition, Nothing in the World But Youth, runs until 8 January 2012.





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