Adam Williams Fine Art Ltd.
European Works of Art and Sculpture; Old Master Paintings
In September 1998 Adam Williams opened his gallery in New York, near the Metropolitan Museum of Art and residences of important collectors. The founding of the gallery was the culmination of a lifetime of handling great paintings. After working at Sotheby’s Old Master Department in London for three years, in the Old Master department at Richard Green from 1974, Mr. Williams was encouraged by Clyde Newhouse to move to New York and help manage his business. Following Clyde’s death in 1986, Mr. Williams took over the running of the gallery until opening his own business.
Over more than 40 years Adam Williams has forged strong relationships with many great collectors, scholars, and museum curators in the United States, Canada and Europe and has sold many important Old Masters to the world’s great museums, including the Canaletto Piazza San Marco to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; a Mantegna and a Michelangelo to the Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth; the Portrait of Pope Clement VII by Sebastiano del Piombo, to the Getty Museum; Valerio Castello’s masterpiece The Legend of St. Genevieve to the Wadsworth Athenaeum; two masterpieces by Wtewael – the St. Sebastian to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, and The Golden Age to the Metropolitan Museum; Reynolds’ Portrait of Richard Peers Symons, to the Cincinnati Art Museum; a St. Jerome by Petrini to the Louvre; Crusaders in a Landscape by Chauvin to the Petit Palais; the Girl with a Dove by Greuze to the Musée de la Chartreuse, Douai; and a Double Portrait of Princes Friedrich of Prussia and Wilhelm von Solms-Braunfels by Wilhelm von Schadow to the Stiftung Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf. He recently sold the magnificent Concert by Honthorst to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and a double portrait by Honthorst to Paleis Het Loo in The Netherlands.
Adam Williams Fine Art deals in museum quality European paintings from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries