PIETER TILLEMANS A view of the Thames looking east with Westminster Bridge in the distance, Randalls’ Mill in Nine Elms in the right foreground, Lambeth Palace and St Paul’s beyond with Westminster Abbey on the left
FRANCIS HOLMAN  East Indiamen assembling off the coast with the Earl of Effingham, the Beckford and the Land Overly in the foreground


John Bennett Fine Paintings

John Bennett is a long-standing London art dealer with over thirty years’ experience of the international fine art market.

John specialises in oil paintings from the 17th, 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries with a large part of his stock being British, but also including examples from France and elsewhere in Europe and some by American artists. There is an emphasis on sporting paintings but landscapes, marines, 18th century trompe l’oeils, still-lifes, and portraits are also available.

For the first ten years of this career, he worked in the paintings’ department of one of the principal London auction houses covering periods from the 15th to early 20th centuries, later becoming head of the Paintings Department, responsible for the appraisals, valuations, cataloguing and auctioning of the sales.

John then worked with a well-known London Old Master paintings dealer before setting up his own business in 1986. Initially he worked mainly with 16th- to late 18th-century British and European paintings but when he took on a gallery in Walton Street, Chelsea, London, in the second half of the 1990s, he diversified into holding more British sporting paintings as well as pictures from other periods and of different subject matter.

When the lease on the gallery was near its end, John decided to return to dealing by appointment with his established clients and exhibiting at international fine art fairs such as the BADA Fair and the Olympia Fairs.


John Bennett Fine Paintings
17th- to 19th-century oil paintings, with some 20th-century examples
Opening hours
Open by appointment only
+44 (0)20-8748 1747
John Bennett