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, with the expertise and assistance of a number of consultants highly regarded in their respective fields. 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 landscapes & 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),
Michiel van Overbeek (c.1650-1719), Jean-Baptiste Deshays (1729-1765), Carlo Labruzzi (1748-1817),
Gaspar van Wittel, called Vanvitelli (1653-1736) James Northcote R.A. (1746-1831),
George Richmond R.A. (1809-1896), Eugène Carrière (1849-1906),
and Harry Humphrey Moore (1844-1926).
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