Hilary Gerrish began dealing in 1972. He was a partner in N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish, working from their gallery in St. James’s, until 1985 when he became independent and created Gerrish Fine Art. Within the last decade the company has been joined by his daughter Georgie (MA Art History, The Courtauld Institute of Art) and his son Henry (MA Art History, St Andrews).
We have an international reputation as specialists in British art with a focus on nineteenth and twentieth century printmaking. We also deal in American and European works including drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography. Gerrish Fine Art has sold many works of outstanding quality and rarity and we include many leading American, European and British museums amongst our regular clientele as well as major private collectors.
We have exhibited, annually, at the London Original Print Fair, since its foundation over 30 years ago. We have also exhibited at the IFPDA Art Fair (New York), The 20/21 British Art Fair and The Drawing and Watercolour Fair (London).
Gerrish Fine Art is now exclusively an online gallery although customers can be met, on a ‘by appointment basis’ in our domestic setting the heart of London’s St James’. We publish monthly online exhibitions on our website and intend to begin exhibiting at our country premises, the grade II* listed ,High Glanau from the spring of 2018.
Notable Sales :
Cyril Kenneth Bird ‘Fougasse’, Collection of designs for wartime information campaign, including the original watercolours for ‘Careless Talk Costs Lives’ – Victoria and Albert Museum.
William Blake Little Tom the Sailor, broadside. Private collector.*
Lewis Carrol Alice Liddell as Beggar-Maid. Gilman Paper Company. Now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.*
John Copley, collection of prints - School of Art Gallery and Museum, Aberystwyth University
Henry Fox Talbot A collection of 50 calotypes*
Giacometti. Tete de Jeune Homme, 1916. Oil painting
Eric Gill, ‘The Canterbury Tales’, drawings and woodcuts, The Clark Library
D.O. Hill A collection of 50 calotypes*
Hill and Adamson A very early album of calotypes. Swiss private collector.*
Henry Marville An album of his Views of Paris*
C.R.W. Nevinson. A collection of WW1 drypoints. American private collection
C.R.W. Nevinson. The Sea. Oil painting 1916/17
William Nicholson. Heinemann Archive of prints. Private collection Germany.
Odilon Redon ‘Dans Le Ręve’ – Moma, New York
Samuel Palmer Shoreham period brow watercolour. A Church with Boat and Sheep.*
Samuel Palmer A collection of 23 rare proofs.
Welby Sherman after Samuel Palmer, Mezzotint.
Alma Tadema *
JMW Turner. Collection of Engravings, mezzotints and etchings. - The Clore Gallery, London*
Edward Wadsworth. The Innes Meo collection of 17 early woodcuts*
Edward Wadsworth Dry Dock Scaling and Painting, 1918, woodcut. Private collection London.
* Denotes sales made as N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish