Traditional Works of Art

Hello Everyone,

A warm welcome to Aprils newsletter. I’ve just returned back from a short trip to London and whilst there, I paid a visit to The Wallace Collection. If like me you enjoy paintings from the 16th to the 19th Century then you will not be disappointed. Their collection boasts works by Canaletto, Rembrandt, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough to name but a few. If you haven’t been it’s definitely worth a visit next time you are in London.

This month I would like to tell you about some recently acquired works of a more traditional nature. As most of you will know, my business is forged from my love of traditional works of art. Blending together works by contemporary artists and classic works from a bygone time is a real pleasure. I am delighted to share details of a number of fine paintings with you. Firstly, an elegant oil painting by the hand of James Sant which in my opinion is one of the most exquisite works of art I have sourced. This particular piece formed part of a private collection for a number of years, the work depicts a beautiful young woman gazing upon a Bullfinch and is presented in wonderful gallery condition.

James Sant was born in Croydon Surrey on 23 April 1820. During Sant’s early years, he was a student of the highly regarded watercolourist John Varley and the English landscape painter Sir Augustus Wall Callcott before entering the Royal Academy at the age of twenty.

Sant specialised in portraits of women and children and in 1871 was appointed the principal portrait artist to Queen Victoria. He painted the Royal children on many occasions, most notable works being that of Prince Leopold and Princess Beatrice. Sant was elected to the Royal Academy (RA) in 1870 and exhibited many works at the RA between 1840 – 1915. Sant became one of the most highly respected painters of the Victorian era and in 1914 was awarded the Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in recognition for his distinguished personal service to the Monarch of the Commonwealth.

A number of Sant’s works now hang on permanent display in galleries across Great Britain including the National Portrait Gallery, the Walker Art Gallery, the Wallace Collection and the Tate Gallery.

I have also been fortunate to acquire an impressive landscape painting by one of the most prolific Victorian landscape painters of his day, Sidney Richard Percy. This fabulous painting comes to the market in excellent gallery condition. The work was previously sold through the most prominent art galleries in the UK, Richard Green of Mayfair and Frost & Reed of London. Percy’s works can be found in museums in London, Royal Collection of H.M. the Queen, Tate Gallery Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, Leeds, Hull and Sheffield.

Highly collectible works by William Henry Hamilton Trood, Dorothea Sharp and Sir Peter Scott are also now available. Images of these beautiful pieces are below along with full details on our website.

Please do not hesitate to contact our gallery for further assistance.

Best wishes,

Bradley Carnes


James Sant (1820 – 1916)


Oil on Canvas

Provenance: Private collection Chelsea, London

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Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886)

‘A Highland Loch’

Oil on Canvas

Provenance: Frost & Reed London, Richard Green London

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William Henry Hamilton Trood (1848-1899)

‘Lucky Escape’

Oil on Canvas

Provenance: Private collection Northamptonshire

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Peter Scott Artist


Sir Peter Scott ( 1909-1989)

‘Mallard & Ducklings’

Oil Painting

Price £6,950



Carnes Fine Art


Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955)

‘Marcella & Children in the Woods’

Oil on Canvas

Please contact our gallery for price