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.
From 1975 to 2023 we were situated over two floors in St. James's at the heart of London's historic art quarter. In 2023, we decided to let go of the gallery on Bury street to focus on art fairs and online exhibitions. We keep an office in West Hampstead which can be visited by appointment. . Martyn Gregory holds an annual exhibition in Hong Kong and exhibits at TEFAF Maastricht, Masterpiece London, The Winter Antiques Fair, Master Drawings in New York and LAPADA. We publish a fully illustrated catalogue once a year.
Our pictures can be seen in institutions around the globe, including the National Maritime Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, Peabody Essex Museum; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Yale Center for British Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Singapore Museum of Art, Asian Civilizations Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Maritime Museum, etc.