SLADMORE GALLERY PRESENT FIRST LONDON EXHIBITION FOR JACQUES CHALOM DES CORDES, PAINTER, SCHOLAR AND COUNTRYMAN ( DIRECTOR EDWARD HORSWELL WRITES IN FLIER ATTACHED) 2ND DECEMBER 2015 TO 28 JANUARY 2016
Exhibition of twenty five paintings (£1K to £10K) includes Nude after Degas (Baigneuse a la Degas, oil on paper).
Timely coincidence that ‘Nude woman, Back’ went on sale yesterday at Sothebys New York, from Taubman collection.
Compelling portrait sketch of Coco Chanel (oil on board). Recent tribute to Chanel, Mademoiselle Privé, at Saatchi Gallery.
Des Cordes has written catalogues raisonnés on Van Dongen and Rembrandt Bugatti for Wildenstein Institute in Paris. Des Cordes, who has had nine exhibitions of his paintings in Paris, is also a distinguished art dealer and expert on 18th century furniture and ceramics.
Edward’s parents Harry and Jane, founded the Sladmore Gallery, named after their farm in Buckinghamshire, in 1965, half century this year. Their friend Jacques-Chalom des Cordes was there at the beginning, he introduced them to the genius of Rembrandt Bugatti. Edward, dealer and connoisseur of animal sculpture, especially 19th and 20th century bronze masters, has become a world authority on the art of Bugatti, seeking advice from Jacques through the years. Jacques (born 1935) has been painting for forty years, including nine exhibitions in Paris since 1976.