These include port scenes - views of Canton, Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai and other 'treaty ports'; portrayals of historical events; portraits of the merchants, mandarins and other personalities involved in the trade between China and the West; decorative Chinese 'export' pictures of gardens, interiors, plants and birds; shipping, from junks and flower-boats to East Indiamen, tea-clippers and paddle steamers; and works by George Chinnery, and other Western artists who worked in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
British Drawings and Watercolours
The Martyn Gregory Gallery also deals in fine early English watercolours, and a selection of oil paintings, of the 18th and 19th centuries; artists represented include Paul Sandby, Michael Angelo Rooker, Thomas Rowlandson, James Ward, John Linnell, David Cox, John Varley, Peter De Wint, and the marine artist E W Cooke.
As well as showing works in the gallery, Martyn Gregory holds annual exhibitions in Hong Kong, and exhibits at the Winter Antiques Fair in New York (January); the European Fine Arts Fair at Maastricht in the Netherlands (March);and Masterpiece London (June/July).
The gallery is normally open from 10 to 6 Monday-Friday, but these hours may be varied at certain times of the year.