Private collection, United Kingdom
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We have built up a strong reputation for the quality of the paintings, drawings and sculpture that we curate, exhibit and sell. Our professional associations with bodies such as The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Association of Art & Antique Dealers (LAPADA) are as a result of our reputation for integrity, our wide knowledge of fine arts and the high quality of our stock. Our business standards and expertise are reviewed regularly to adhere vigorously to enforced Codes. Our memberships and commitment to its Code of Conducts gives our buyers confidence when purchasing a work from us.
Condition reports and certificates of authenticity vary in their nature by artwork, for more information on your pieces of interest, please enquire with the gallery.
We take pride in the attention we give to our images of the artworks for purchase and invest in these to ensure outputs are aligned as closely as possible to the item in reality. We do not apply filters or modify images, we provide high-quality images to reflect the high quality of our artworks.
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Shipping and packaging
Shipping and packaging requirements are assessed per piece to ensure the most suitable protection for the artwork. Trinity House will therefore call following purchase to agree the recommendations and costs.
Our After Sales services
We offer the following services which we will be happy to discuss with you following your purchase, alternatively, you can enquire for more information.
We offer insurance appraisals to protect your prised artwork and help you find the right cover and policy for you.
We are able to advise on framing and have access to every type and style to suit any artistic period or room setting.
The nature of the materials involved in a painting mean that on occasion some pieces are susceptible to movement and the effects of natural ageing. We are able to provide advice on practical measures to conserve the original condition of a piece and have relationships with restorers and framers to offer you a range of services to meet your needs.
Seago was born in Norwich, to a family of Coal Merchants. He attended Norwich School, and never received any formal artistic training. He taught himself to paint, although received advice from the acclaimed equestrian painter Alfred Munnings. The boy’s talent was quickly noticed, and he won a prize for drawing at the age of 14 from the Royal Drawing Society.
This influenced his decision to make a career as a painter, despite his parents’ disapproval. Seago took most of his inspiration from the French Impressionists, and tried to emulate their technique of painting ‘en plein air.’ The artist was unable to fight during the Second World War, due to heart problems, but was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, and was employed to develop camouflage techniques. He continued to paint during the War, and gave a lot his pictures away to fellow soldiers.
Seago was popular as an individual and as an artist. His admirers included the Aga Khan III, who was an avid patron of the artist’s landscape paintings, as well as the British Royal Family. Those who wished to buy one of Seago’s paintings had to queue at his exhibitions, with the exception of the late Queen Mother. It is known that the Queen Mother bought so many of Seago’s paintings that the artist routinely gave her two a year – for her birthday and at Christmas. Prince Philip also invited Seago on a tour of the Antarctic in 1956, and the artist’s subsequent paintings still hang at Balmoral.