ABOUT

Harry Moore-Gwyn studied at Oxford University and Christie’s Education before working as a graduate trainee at Sotheby’s London. He started dealing independently in 2000 and has since developed his reputation as a dealer in British Paintings, drawings and sculpture with a focus on the period 1870 to 1950, including painters such as the artists of the Bloomsbury Group , John and Paul Nash, John Piper and Graham Sutherland. Primarily dealing through fairs, which have included the BADA Fair, the Grosvenor House Fine Art and Antiques Fair, the Olympia Fairs (for a period serving as Chairman of the Picture Vetting Committee) and the British Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery, he opened his first gallery on the Third floor at 6 Mason’s Yard in St James’s in 2018, moving to the Ground floor in 2021. His stock is also available for viewing at his home near Chalford in the western part of the Cotswolds. He has also regularly exhibited in New York at the Shepherd W&K Galleries in a well-established occasional exhibition showcasing British art throughout the ages. He has a particular interest in unsung painters of the period, publishing numerous catalogues on twentieth century British art and working with a number of artist’s estates amongst them Lowes Dalbiac Luard, James Boswell and Anthony Devas. In 2015 he co-curated the centenary show on Kenneth Rowntree at the Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden and Pallant House, Chichester, the catalogue for which was nominated for the Berger Prize for British Art History in 2016. In addition to dealing, his work as a curator has included the first major retrospective on the painter Henry Lamb for a generation at Salisbury Museum in 2018 (later travelling to Poole Museum in 2019). His catalogue for this show, Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows was published by Paul Holberton in 2018.

Any work on the website is available for viewing at our gallery in Mason’s Yard in St James’s or at our base near Chalford in Gloucestershire (by appointment).


Our particular interests include:

Early British and Pre Raphaelite Drawing

Drawings and watercolours by Edward Lear

Paintings and drawings by members of the Camden Town Group, particularly the work of Robert Bevan and Walter Sickert

Works by early twentieth century students of the Slade and their contemporaries including Paul and John Nash, Augustus John, William Orpen and Henry Lamb

Drawings by Sir Stanley Spencer

The work of Elinor Bellingham Smith

Unsung artists of the twentieth century, including James Boswell, Lowes Dalbiac Luard, Ethelbert White, Norman Clark, Robert Tavener and Rudolf Sauter

Designs for theatre, posters and advertising artwork


We have also been involved in the sale of works of art to a number of significant British and international public and private collections including:

The British Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, Greenwich

The RAF Museum, Hendon

The Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden

The Deutsche Bank Collection

New College, Oxford

The National Trust (Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere)