[ Rembrandt Bugatti, Stalking Panther, 1913-1914, 12 x 25 inches]
Sladmore in Jermyn Street was established fifty years ago by Director Edward Horswell’s mother Jane. ‘Bugatti: Father & Son’ will form part of their half century celebrations.
[Carlo Bugatti, Throne Chair, c1900, 41 x 27inches]
Whilst this is predominately a loan exhibition some items are available for purchase. For example by Carlo Bugatti: 8 rare working drawings (£1,850 each), a rare silver tray from one of his tea sets (£185,000) and a Throne Chair (£18,500).
[Rare silver tray]
From Rembrandt: the only known cast of an early model of a Bellowing Bull bronze sculpture (£195,000), a Walking Elephant bronze sculpture (£185,000), a Reclining Sheep bronze sculpture (£275,000) and a drawing of a Reclining Cow (£4,500).
[Rembrandt Bugatti, Girl with Cat, c1906, height 22cm]
Carlo Bugatti, (1856-1940) designed furniture, silver, ceramics and jewellery, the height of fashion in its day, superbly crafted, admired for Parisian Art Nouveau exuberance. He lived in Paris for much of his life, at the centre of an artistic circle.
[Carlo Bugatti, Pair of Chairs, c1890, 42 x 18inches]
Rembrandt Bugatti, (1884-1916) is a towering genius of animal sculpture, with a particular empathy towards his subjects, probably loving them more than people. Ettore, his elder brother is the creator of those sinuous motor cars. Rembrandt designed the rearing elephant mascot for Ettore’s ‘Royale’ car.
[Rembrandt Bugatti, Mes Antilopes, 1908, 35 x 80inches]
Edward Horswell has been a major authority on the work of Rembrandt Bugatti for thirty years, author of the definitive ‘REMBRANDT BUGATTI, A LIFE IN SCULPTURE.’
[Rembrandt Bugatti, Walking Stork, 1912, 14 x 11 inches]
He was responsible for locating and arranging loans to the Nationalgalerie Berlin and the Mullin Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, for their Bugatti retrospective exhibitions last year.
Sladmore Gallery (57 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6LX)