Tom Mendel read Theology and the History of Art at Clare College, Cambridge, before going on to run the Picture sales for an auction house in West London. Tom set up the Nonesuch Gallery in April 2020 to provide high-quality, fully researched and above all interesting pictures to both established collectors and first-time buyers. We add new acquisitions to our website regularly; offer advice to collectors on works coming up for sale; and advise clients on building their collections. 

The gallery specialises in works on paper from the 16th to 19th centuries; with a focus on landscape & topographical watercolours, particularly those relating to 'The Grand Tour' and travel more broadly. 

The gallery has been responsible for the rediscovery of works by

numerous important artists, among others: 

Hieronymus Francken II (1578-1623), Nicolas Lagneau (1590-1666), Abraham de Verwer (c.1600 - 1650),

Jacques Courtois (1621 - 1674), Michiel van Overbeeck (c.1650-1719), Richard Van Orley II (1663-1732), 

Antonio Gionima (1697-1732), Jean-Baptiste Deshays (1729-1765), Carlo Labruzzi (1748-1817),

Jean-Pierre-Xavier Bidauld (1745-1813), James Northcote R.A. (1746-1831), 

John Frederick Lewis R.A. (1804-1876), and Eugène Carrière (1849-1906).

Notable institutions we have sold to since opening include the following:

The Cleveland Museum of Art, U.S.A.

The Grolier Club Library, New York, U.S.A.

The British Museum, London, U.K.

Parham Park Trust, Sussex, U.K.

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Carcassonne, France

Musée Eugène-Carrière, France



Tom with Michiel van Overbeek's 
The Pyramid of Cestius
Sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 2021


Frances Allitt, Young At Art, in the 
Antiques Trade Gazette (19th March 2022)

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Gabriel Berner, U.S. Museum buys a van Overbeek, in the Antiques Trade Gazette (16th October 2021)

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Gabriel Berner, Nonesuch Gallery discovers Goldstein 'Moses' painting, in the Antiques Trade Gazette (20th February 2021)