We were introduced to the Fleming Collection recently when one of Cavaliero Finn’s artists was invited to participate in a group show there. Debra and I first showed the paintings of recent Goldsmith’s graduate Joseph Goody in May to much acclaim and, we’re happy to say, sales. As an alumni of the Royal Drawing School, Joseph was invited to choose a work from the Fleming Collection to display alongside their own artwork reflecting upon why they have made the pairing.
Just around the corner from the Royal Academy, the Fleming Collection is the only dedicated museum granting access to Scottish art all year round. I married into a Scottish family and have been encouraged by them to look at Scottish art so this was enlightening for me.
I picked up some postcards some paintings from the collection I was drawn to, including ‘Children at Play’ by Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864-1933) Colour Sketch (St Agnes) c.1890
The Flemming Collection is a registered charity and relies on the generosity of private individuals, companies and trusts. They run a varied programme of events such as guest lectures, artists’ studio visits and curator-led exhibition tours and still life and life drawing workshops.
Next time we are at the RA, we will be sure to pop in and see more works from the collection, which includes works by Raeburn, Ramsay, Wilkie, the Glasgow Boys and seminal works by Anne Redpath and her contemporaries. We advise you to do the same.
For more information visit the flemingcollection.com