Norwich School of Painters
NORWICH SCHOOL OF PAINTERS
5th November – 26th November 2016
In the early 1950s, the founder of Mandell’s Gallery Geoffrey Allen, collected a large number of Norwich School paintings and watercolours. Geoffrey developed a keen eye, hunting around the junk shops of Norfolk where Norwich School Paintings were to be found at this time. He combined this with weekly visits to Sotheby’s, Christies and other leading London galleries and became a familiar figure around the London arts scene. In 1965 he had the chance to open a gallery of his own with Michael McKee.
The first Norwich School exhibition at Mandell’s Gallery was in 1966 and continued annually for 37 years. The Geoffrey Allen Collection has been in store, unseen for over 50 years. Now after an extensive conservation program, Mandell’s Gallery is pleased to exhibit the collection to celebrate the gallery’s 50th year.
The Geoffrey Allen Collection is not for sale but the gallery has an extensive range of Norwich School paintings and watercolours which are available for sale.
Now in its third generation, Mandell’s Gallery continue to support local artists, both traditional and contemporary.
JOHN ALLEN Director
Below is the Mandell’s Gallery collection that is for sale.
JOHN JOSEPH COTMAN
ELOUISE HARRIET STANNARD
John Thirtle, Riverside Thorpe has been exhibited at Norwich Castle Museum in 1972, Thirtle Centenary Exhibition 1939 at Norwich Castle Museum, John Thirtle Bicentenary 1977 at Norwich Castle Museum and The Boswell Centenary Exhibition 1939