Books

  • A chance meeting in London with the Sladmore Gallery’s co-founder, Harry Horswell, around 1980, played a major role in Geoffrey Dashwood’s evolution from draughtsman to sculptor. Dashwood’s sculpture was first shown at the Sladmore Gallery as part of a group exhibition in 1983. Dashwood soon developed his own distinctive sculptural language, the beginnings of which were clearly evident in his first one-man show at the Sladmore Gallery in 1987. Increasingly, over the past twenty five years, his sculpture has moved further toward pure, refined form.

    Comparisons have been made with the Primitive figures of pre-history, through Inuit and African images to Twentieth Century masters such as Sandoz, Pompon and Brancusi. Yet collectors and critcs agree that Dashwood’s work displays little that hints of influence; rather that his innate feelings for both birds and sculpture are profoundly evident. A ‘Dashwood’ is instantly recognisable as a bronze attributable to only one artist. Such is the unique quality inherent in the forms he creates.

    This is the first comprehensive monograph on the sculptor Geoffrey Dashwood. Written in part by Dashwood himself with numerous contributions from others and profusely illustrated with photographs throughout, it represents an informative and illuminating overview of the artist’s life and work.

    Hardcover
    320 pages
    London, 2011
    UK £75

    Copies may be collected from the gallery. Alternatively, if you wish them to be posted to you, please include the following postage and packing charges: UK + £5, Europe + £10, Rest of World + £15 / $25. Orders may be placed by e-mail: book@sladmore.com / tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 1144 / fax: +44 (0) 20 7495 3668.
  • The Founders and Editors of the Barye Bronzes by Reinis, J. G.

    A guide for curators, scholars, and collectors in distinguishing the lifetime and posthumous casts of Antoine-Louis Barye's bronzes.

    Preface by Isabelle Leroy-Jay Lemaistre
    Conservateur en Chef, Département des Sculptures
    Musée du Louvre

    Hardcover
    144 pages, 130 illustrations
    New York, 2006
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  • Rembrandt Bugatti - Life in Sculpture - Updated Centenary Edition, by Edward Horswell

    The first truly comprehensive monograph in English on this important 20th Century artist. Edward Horswell has lived alongside Bugatti's work for some fifty years. He joined the Sladmore Gallery in 1975 and ten years later took over as director, since which time he has seen interest in the sculptor's work increase tremendously. The gallery has collaborated with and loaned exhibits to all the recent museum shows devoted to Rembrandt Bugatti, including the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin and the Mullin Museum near Los Angeles, as well as mounting its own series of exhibitions of his work in London. In Rembrandt Bugatti - Life in Sculpture, Edward Horswell examines Bugatti's at times fraught personal life, his relationship with dealers, his position in art history and the wide-ranging artistic influences apparent in his works. It discusses the sculptor's innate empathy for the life of his subjects, and reveals him to be a fascinating figure, independent from, yet not unrelated to the artists of his time. This updated lavishly illustrated publication will be a revelation to those discovering the artist for the first time. For those already aware of his brilliant vision and unsurpassed sculptural skills, it offers a spectacular photographic archive of his works, and much fresh thinking and research about his career.

    Back in stock June 2016

    Price £45 Published by Sladmore Gallery Editions, 2016
    ISBN 978-1-901403-97-8
    Hardback 30 x 24.5 cm, 280pp with 255 illustrations
    Delivery by courier UK + £11 Europe + €32, Rest of the World + £35 / $50. Alternatively, books may be collected from the gallery book@sladmore.com / tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 1144 / fax: +44 (0) 20 7495 3668.
  • Boxed Set: Dictionnaire des Fondeurs de Bronze d'Art by Elisabeth Lebon and Accompanying English Translation

    A "scrupulously researched book" (Dr Patrick Elliot, Burlington Magazine, February 2004) giving detailed information on the origins and history of 100 art foundries operating in France between 1890 and 1950, including illustrations of their foundry marks, signatures and stamps, and lists of artists who are known to have worked with each foundry.

    With an index of over 1500 names, this is an indispensable reference book for sculpture dealers, collectors, curators, specialists and art historians alike.

    We are the UK and USA distributors for this excellent book.
    291 pages, 247 mm x 190 mm. Marjon Editions.
    Price: £180.00

    Copies may be collected from the gallery. Alternatively, if you wish them to be posted to you, please include the following postage and packing charges: UK + £7, Europe + £12 / €17, Rest of World + £17. Orders may be placed by e-mail: book@sladmore.com / tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 1144 / fax: +44 (0) 20 7495 3668.

    For more information, please visit the author's website: www.fonderiesdart.com

  • Triumph The Life and Art of Captain Adrian Jones

    The Shropshire-born sculptor and painter Adrian Jones (1845-1938) was one of the most remarkable artists of the heyday of the British Empire. After graduating from veterinary college he served for twenty-four years as an army officer, with postings to a series of crack cavalry regiments and to three wars, including being with the strike force at the storming of Magdala in the Abyssinia War and with the elite Camel Corps in the Relief of General Gordon expedition. Afterwards, though he had never attended art school, he became a full-time artist. His understanding of animal anatomy and detailed craftsmanship made him the nation's leading equine artist, frequently commissioned by the Prince of Wales, Lord Wavertree and other owners to paint and sculpt their Derby and Grand National winners. Tens of Thousands of spectators attended the dedications of his military memorials. English Heritage marked the Millenium by spending £1.5 million on conserving London's greatest statue, the Peace Quadriga, which Adrian had undertaken on the prompting of King Edward VII. His life intertwined also with those of great generals and famous artists, so the book contains interesting sidelights on Victorian and Edwardian society.

    Robbie Burns has been interested in the work of Adrian Jones since he became headmaster of Ludlow Grammar School, Adrian's old school, in 1970. He has had access to the family archives of Adrian's descendents and to the archives of the Sladmore Gallery, which held the 1984 retrospective exhibition of Adrian's work in association with HRH the Duke of Edinburgh's Fund for the restoration of the artistic masterpiece 'Duncan's Horses'. Other help has come from private collectors, regiments, military museums, clubs and institutions.

    The book runs to 304 pages and contains 60 colour and 110 black and white illustrations.

    ISBN 978 1 906663 44 5

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  • Rembrandt Bugatti, Sculptor: Repertoire Monographique, Centenary Edition by Véronique Fromanger

    We are delighted to announce the publication of Véronique Fromanger's long awaited revised version of her iconic catalogue raisonné on Rembrandt Bugatti, for the first time in English. We worked closely with Madame Fromanger on the original version launched in 2009 and this new version includes updated information on the history of the editions as well as several previously unpublished models. The catalogue raisonné section of the book is prefaced with 250 pages of illuminating text and archive photographs which offers a rare insight into the character, working practices and life of this exceptional sculptor.

    The new version coincides with the centenary of Rembrandt’s Bugatti’s death.

    Text in English, updated edition

    Price: £75.

    Copies may be collected from the gallery. Alternatively, if you wish them to be posted to you, please include the following postage and packing charges: UK + £11, Europe + €32, Rest of World + £35 / $50. Orders may be placed by e-mail: book@sladmore.com / tel: +44 (0) 20 7499 0365 / fax: +44 (0) 20 7409 1381.

  • From Barye to Bugatti Les Animaliers

    Contributions include essays from Dick van Broekhuizen, Karin van derKooy, Frans van Ryckevorsel, JanTeeuwisse, Paul Verbraeken, and Caroline Wynaendts.

    Featured artists include: Antoine-Louis Barye, Isidore-Jules Bonheur, Rosa Bonheur, Rembrandt Bugatti, Albéric Collin, Josuë Dupon, Christophe Fratin, Emmanuel Frémiet, Georges Gardet, Pierre-Jules Mêne, Jules Moigniez, and François Pompon.

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  • The Art Of Bugatti

    Price: £35.

    Copies may be collected from the gallery. Alternatively, if you wish them to be posted to you, please include the following postage and packing charges: UK + £2.50, Europe + £7.50, Rest of World + £12.50. Orders may be placed by e-mail: book@sladmore.com / tel: +44 (0) 20 7499 0365 / fax: +44 (0) 20 7409 1381.

  • LES FAUVES – BRONZES BY ANTOINE LOUIS BARYE IN THE MARJON COLLECTION

    Barye was the most famous artist of the group of sculptors we know as Les Animaliers, but his art went beyond the mere representation of animals, and he became a key figure of the Romantic Movement. His artistic achievements can be understood from the comments of the contemporary critics the Goncourt brothers who proclaimed his 1850 composition, Jaguar Devouring a Hare as ‘the beginning of Modern Art’. Auguste Rodin later argued that Barye ‘had discovered the great mystery of rendering movement’

    This study highlights the aspects of Barye’s sculpture represented by seventy bronze casts of his wild and exotic subjects: Les Fauves. In these models, we can follow Barye’s artistic development and the transition from fine detail to a simplified modelling within his oeuvre.

    Price: £40.

    Copies may be collected from the gallery. Alternatively, if you wish them to be posted to you, please include the following postage and packing charges: UK + £2.50, Europe + £7.50, Rest of World + £12.50. Orders may be placed by e-mail: book@sladmore.com / tel: +44 (0) 20 7499 0365 / fax: +44 (0) 20 7409 1381.