Welcome To McMillan Fine Art

M. McMillan Fine Art deals primarily in nineteenth century original oil paintings, where we have been trading for over twenty-five years.  Our gallery is located at 26 Bute Street, South Kensington, SW7 3EX, London. We have a large selection of English and European paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, with various subjects ranging from Venetian, Equestrian, Landscape, Seascape and many others. We also provide full restoration, cleaning and framing services, insurance valuations, probate and advice on acquisitions.

Orientalism: Pompeiian Opulence

Please see above a stunning image of 'The Whisper' by Beligan 19th century artist Pierre Joseph Oliver Coomans (1816 - 1889).  The painting is highly evocative and expressive, conveying both lament and languish in a hazy backdrop remninscent of a classical Roman villa (a fascination of the time related to the recent excavations of Pompeii). Such imagery ties together with Oritalism and the West's fascination of the Oriental world's (North Africa, Near East, Ottoman Empire) oppulence and decandence. Please see below for more information on the painting.

Joseph Coomans (1816 - 1889)

The Whisper

Oil on panel

Size 14 x 20 inches


Spectacular Seascape and Stunning Landscape


Please see to the left an image of a wonderful seascape by Peter Monamy (1681-1749), on view at our gallery.  It is an oil on canvas, with a size of 25 x 36 inches, and fully signed.  A superb example of one of England's greatest marine artists, this painting is in very nice condition, and in an excellent frame, all together a very nice painting.  For more information on the painting, see bellow to the left:

Please see to the right an image of beautiful early 19th century English landscape by William Carter (fl. 1843-1864), depicting the Thames at Reading.  In its original frame, the painting is in excellent condition and very attractively painted to the oval.  The characteristic romantic and picturesque style, as well as the unique frame, allow the painting to act like a window into another world: that of rural, early 19th century England.  Please see below to the right for more information:   

Peter Monamy (1681-1749)                           William Carter (fl. 1843-1864)

Fishing Smacks                                               The Thames at Reading

Oil on canvas                                                   Oil on canvas

Canvas size 25 x 36 inches                              Canvas size 30 x 40 inches

Signed                                                               Signed and inscribed

POA                                                                   POA


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