Established in 1965, Martyn Gregory is the world's leading authority on the art of the 'China Trade' and pictures relating to China, India and South East Asia by both travelling Western and Eastern artists.
These paintings, which cover the period from 1700 to 1950, include works by early Western artists who travelled to the East, as well as by Eastern artists who worked in the ‘Western manner’ to cater for the tastes of Westerners in the Orient. They include landscapes of historic sites, especially ports and the trading concessions granted to the Western trading powers by the Chinese authorities. They also include decorative pieces which were created for the export market.
Situated over two floors in St. James's at the heart of London's historic art quarter since 1975, Martyn Gregory holds an annual exhibition in Hong Kong and exhibits at TEFAF Maastricht, Masterpiece London, The Winter Antiques Fair and Master Drawings in New York. We publish a fully illustrated catalogue once a year.
The gallery is also an authority on British painting and watercolours from the 18th and 19th century, handling works by Richard Parkes Bonington, John Sell Cotman, John Robert Cozens, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Girtin, John Linnell, Michael Angelo Rooker, J M W Turner, James Ward and Joseph Wright of Derby.
Our pictures can be seen in institutions around the globe, including the National Maritime Museum, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Hong Kong Maritime Museum; The Hong Kong Museum of Art, The Guangdong Museum of Art; The Singapore Museum of Art, The Peabody Essex Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and The Yale Center for British Art.
The gallery is run by Martyn and Penelope Gregory.