Clive and Jane Wainwright Collection

AN EXHIBITION

H. BLAIRMAN & SONS
15 QUEEN ANNE’S GATE, LONDON SW1H 9BU

21 JUNE – 14 JULY 2023

Our friendship with Clive (1942-1999) and Jane Wainwright goes back a long way. Now that Jane has generously given her house to the Landmark Trust, Blairman’s has been entrusted with the disposal of those parts of the collection for which, with regret, she will no longer have space.

Our exhibition of the Clive and Jane Wainwright Collection will include a selection of furniture, works of art and pictures. Anyone interested in nineteenth-century design and the history of collections will be familiar with Clive’s many original publications on the period. Some of the exhibits may be familiar too, from loan exhibitions over the decades.

The exhibition at 15, Queen Anne’s Gate, once the home of Edward Hudson, the founder of Country Life, to which Clive made frequent contributions, will include an ebony and ivory side table designed by Sir John Soane for the Gothic Library at Stowe House; a watercolour by Francis Danby of William Beckford’s Fonthill, the drawing table used by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, together with many other works conceived by leading architect-designers active throughout the nineteenth century.

A fully illustrated catalogue will be published before the exhibition opens. Additional furniture, ceramics and other works of art will be selected nearer the time, and offered for sale, ex-catalogue.

A.W.N. Pugin, Writing table, circa 1840