S otheby’s presents a jewel in the heart of Normandy: the Manoir of Saint-Calais. The current owner, a friend and patron of French artist-designer Hubert Le Gall, spent seven years bringing the domain back to its former glory. The property houses one of the most important collections of Le Gall’s singular and playful creations, which take their place alongside pieces of antique furniture, and works by David Hockney, Camille Pissarro and Allan Ramsay.
"Dreams take detours, detours provoke dreams"
Hubert Le Gall’s Inspirations : From Dürer to Disney
Hubert Le Gall | Guéridon Sous les étoiles, le modèle créé en 2007, notre exemplaire de 2012
Dated 2012 and with the artist's cypher on the base
Hubert Le Gall | Le rêve de la souris screen , 2005
lacquered wood and gilt bronze
Signed le Gall and numbered 5/8 on a mouse
Hubert Le Gall | Ferriere chest of drawers, designed in 2001
gilt and patinated bronze
Signed le Gall on a bronze plate on the back
"When at times I draw inspiration from my contemporaries, it is with the intention of reinterpretation."
This important collection of English portraits shows the artistic innovation and prosperity in Great Britain under the reign of King George III (1760-1820).
The art of portrait painting becomes the way to express the importance of Great Britain and its influence on the whole of Europe. British and Scottish painters are all competing and searching for new techniques to paint and express the British identity through portraits of famous and important people from their country, such as Benjamin Bell.
All Quotes are taken from the book, Huber Le Gall, Fabula, Flammarion, 2018