The Weiss Gallery: At home with Mark Weiss
Mark Weiss invites you to join him in a virtual visit at his magnificent gallery. With lofty ceilings, dedicated to the display of important works of art, this is one of the last remaining grand Old Master Portraits galleries left in London
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Mark Weiss invites you to join him in a virtual visit at his magnificent gallery. With lofty ceilings, dedicated to the display of important works of art, this is one of the last remaining grand Old Master galleries left in London.
From Van Dyck’s full-length portraits of King Charles I and his queen, to an exquisite, near-miniature portrait of Princess Madeleine of France by Corneille de Lyon, royal history and costume will be brought to life through an array of museum-quality 16th and 17th century northern European portraits.
Mark Weiss began his art dealing career in 1972, and opened his London gallery in 1986 with a focus on his personal passion—Tudor and Stuart portraiture—then, as now, a unique area of specialisation in the art market. His gallery got off to a flying start with its very first sale to the Tate Gallery—a magnificent portrait by Gerard Soest. This precipitated many more institutional sales, notably a portrait of Elizabeth of Bohemia and another of her mother, Anne of Denmark, to the Queen’s House at Greenwich. In 2003, following the sale of an important full-length of Louis XIII of France to the Cleveland Museum of Fine Art, Mark acquired 59 Jermyn Street, one of the most prestigious old master gallery premises in London. Here, he has established a reputation for his scholarship and eye for discoveries.
In recent years Mark has taken an increasing interest in French, Flemish, and Dutch portraiture, producing dedicated monograph catalogues and exhibitions on two of his favourite artists, Frans Pourbus II and Cornelius Johnson, whilst remaining loyal to his Tudor roots, sponsoring two exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, ‘Elizabeth and Her People’ and ‘The Lost Prince: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart.’ He is a long standing exhibitor at TEFAF in Maastricht, where he has sold paintings to illustrious private collections and institutions around the world, among them the National Portrait Galleries of London and Edinburgh, San Diego Museum of Art, the Huntington Art Gallery, the Yale Centre for British Art, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Gallery of Hungary, several Dutch museums, and to the Dutch and Danish Royal families.
“TEFAF has always been a hugely important part of this gallery's calendar. It connects the best objects with the finest collectors and collections in the world. It's a privilege to have been a part of it for so many years.” — Mark Weiss, Gallery Owner
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