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),
Michiel van Overbeek (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), Alice Boyd (1825-1896)
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