A recognised leading authority on Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art, Martin Beisly launched his art dealership in 2015 after over thirty years’ experience in the auction world.
As International Director of Victorian & 19th Century Pictures at Christie’s, he established an impressive reputation for unrivalled expertise, a keen understanding of the art market and a wide network of international collectors and curators. It was under his leadership that the Victorian department became the market leader in the field, achieving exceptional prices and setting world auction records.
Martin was instrumental in restoring Farringford, Tennyson's home on the Isle of Wight and was a trustee of Juliet Margaret Cameron's house Dimbola. He is a trustee and also a member of Collections Committee of The Watts Gallery, Compton.
He is available to consult on all aspects of Victorian Pictures in regards: purchase, research, cataloguing, buying and selling, either through auction or by private sale.
Located in the heart of St. James’s, the gallery specialises in Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite painting and sculpture. It holds a representative stock of Victorian art both owned outright and sold on behalf of major collectors throughout the world.