LIST 513 – APRIL 2021

And we look forward to welcoming you. There is no need to book an appointment, but we are limiting the number of people in the building. Both floors are well ventilated with fresh air, and we are taking every precaution to keep the space clean.

Only one member of staff will here at a time, so our

10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm

NOTE: If you are coming to collect a picture, or view something you have seen on the website, please contact us first so we can make sure it is ready for you.

I began working for Abbott and Holder in October 2003. Philip had ‘spotted’ me working in the saleroom at Bonhams Knightsbridge, where I was a porter. For whatever reason he felt I was worth a shot, offered me a job … and changed the course of my life. I will always be grateful that he did, and that the initial risk he took on me was followed by years of opportunities and generous encouragement. Until last week we had been business partners for 13 years; in the Joint Venture for special projects that we set up in 2008 (vide our Exhibitions of The Eglington Tournament Watercolours, The Duchess of Sutherland’s WWI Field Hospital, George Romney Drawings etc.) and from 2013 as co-Directors of Abbott and Holder Ltd. We have worked hard, but it has always been fun. I will miss sharing much of a job we both love; the thrill of the hunt … the excitement of an unusual or particularly beautiful work … busy days, selling …

Philip leaves a remarkably dedicated team. The combined ‘service’ of the five of us is 82 years; a testament to the success he has made the company, but also to the manner in which he has run it. His charm, energy and infectious enthusiasm will be as familiar to customers as it is to the Company. We wish him the best for his retirement.


Tom, Natalie, Mark, James and Lewis


(Issued Wednesday 7th April)


(Will be issued here on Wednesday 20th April)


Our Lists introduce at least 100 works to our large stock of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints each month.

We are temporarily publishing them in TWO HALVES, in the first and third weeks of the month. Usually, those of you who are on the doorstep would get first go at the new stock, but given The Times, we are treating email enquiries ( in strict order of receipt. Please do call if you would prefer to talk to us about anything you see on the website, but we advise sending an email first if you would like it reserved. We are happy to hold works whils they are being considered; more images can easily be sent.

Images: These are intended as an indication of the work – please telephone or email  if you have any questions about the photograph’s relationship to the original. We are always happy to send further photos – frames, versos, inscriptions, something to give scale – so please do ask. We reserve pictures for 48 hours while they are being considered.

Postage: Most works can be packed and posted, inland and abroad. Quotes can be sent.

Approval Service: We are happy to send works on approval, but this is subject to discussion.


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