Modern British & Irish Art

Jerwood Collection Celebrates 25 Years with Exhibition of Important British Art

By Sotheby's

This summer, the Jerwood Collection of Modern and Contemporary British Art will hold an exhibition of 25 works by some of Britain’s most distinguished artists, opening to the public on 8 June at Sotheby’s in London.

SIR FRANK BRANGWYN RA, RWS, FROM MY WINDOW AT DITCHLING, CIRCA 1925 © DAVID BRANGWYN, COURTESY JERWOOD COLLECTION.

Jerwood is a family of registered charities and not-for-profit organisations united in their commitment to support, nurture and reward excellence and dedication in the visual and performing arts. Since their first-ever purchase at Sotheby’s 25 years ago – Sir Frank Brangwyn’s From my Window at Ditchling – Jerwood has channelled over £100 million in capital and revenue funding in support of the arts in the UK.

CHRISTOPHER WOOD, THE BATHER, CIRCA 1925-6 © JERWOOD COLLECTION

The exhibition will commemorate Jerwood’s legacy of championing 20th- and 21st-century British art and will highlight important pieces from the Collection which illustrate the rich history of British art, including works by renowned 20th-century artists such as Walter Richard Sickert, Paul Nash, and Sir Stanley Spencer RA, alongside leading contemporary artists Rose Wylie RA, and Maggi Hambling, among others.

WALTER RICHARD SICKERT, ARA, PORTRAIT OF AN AFGHAN GENTLEMAN, CIRCA 1895 © JERWOOD COLLECTION

Frances Christie, Sotheby’s Head of Modern & Post-War British Art, said: "We’re thrilled to be hosting this exhibition with the Jerwood Collection, which presents their forward-thinking approach – with the philanthropic aim of collecting privately for public display always in mind. From their first acquisition which was bought here at Sotheby’s, each and every one of the twenty-five works that will be on view was acquired in such a thoughtful manner, which will no doubt inspire a new generation of collectors of British art today."

Lara Wardle, Director Jerwood Collection, commented: "From our first purchase 25 years ago at Sotheby’s, the Jerwood Collection has grown to hold nearly 300 works of Modern and Contemporary Britishart and we are delighted to mark our anniversary with this exhibition of 25 works which span the 20th century. The Collection continues to grow with new acquisitions and through our national loan partnerships we look to continue to contribute to the understanding and enjoyment of British art from the 20th and 21st centuries."

Opening hours:

Friday 8 June, 9-4.30pm
Saturday 9 June, 12pm–5pm
Sunday 10 June, 12pm –5pm
Monday 11 June, 9-4.30pm
Tuesday 12 June, 9-12pm

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