ABOUT ROUNTREE TRYON
Founded in 1959, Rountree Tryon Galleries specialise in maritime, wildlife, sporting, and topographical art from the eighteenth century to the present day. These areas were at the core of English taste up until the world wars and continue to fascinate collectors around the world.
Through carefully sourcing the very best examples and representing leading artists for six decades, Rountree Tryon is established as a global specialist in these areas with a reputation for quality, expertise, and professional service.
Rountree Tryon Galleries were formed by a merger between the Tryon Gallery and Rountree Fine Art in 2013. The gallery is currently owned and run by Jamie Rountree who founded Rountree Fine Art in 2009 after a ten-year career at the auction houses Christie’s and Bonhams. With their common interests and shared vision, the collaboration between these two galleries has cemented the position of Rountree Tryon Galleries as market leaders.
MARITIME, SPORTING, AND WILDLIFE ART SPECIALISTS
Rountree Tryon takes pride in the importance of its maritime paintings as historical documents and is the leading specialist in this genre. The gallery is used by Arts Council England as a consultant for maritime paintings of national importance and is privileged to utilise the expertise of Michael Naxton, the pre-eminent maritime historian of his generation.
Sporting works exhibited by the gallery chart the evolution of horse racing and country pursuits, a genre epitomised by the work of masters such as George Stubbs and Alfred Munnings, and regularly exhibits some of the finest works ever produced in this genre.
The gallery’s representation of world wildlife art from twentieth century to contemporary builds upon the principles of the Hon Aylmer Tryon and the Tryon Gallery, continuing to discover new artists while championing the work of established Tryon artists such as Rodger McPhail, who held his 25th one-man show at the gallery in May 2023. Rountree Tryon’s relationship with wildlife art is also closely linked to its support for conservation and the work of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
The gallery continues to innovate in its curation of contemporary art and in June 2023 held its inaugural Tryon Contemporary show, showcasing works by some of the gallery's most renowned contemporary artists in London.
Approximately ten exhibitions are held by the gallery every year, with regular fixtures in the calendar including its Recent Acquisitions shows in April and October, Back from the Hill in November, and Africa from November to December. It also curates a range of themed exhibitions, such as War: Land, Air, Sea (2017), Travel and Exploration (2018), and Art of the Horse (2021).
All works are available to view by appointment either in Petworth or London and Rountree Tryon is dedicated to making the process of buying art seamless and enjoyable, whether you are a long-standing client or entirely new to collecting. Services provided by the gallery include buying and selling art, restoration, framing, valuations, bidding, guidance in starting a collection, sourcing desired artists and subjects, and research.
As well as BADA, the gallery is a member of prestigious trade organisations LAPADA (The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers), and SLAD (The Society of London Art Dealers) and regularly exhibits at art fairs both in London and internationally, including The Winter Show, New York.
The gallery has placed works with many institutions and important collections worldwide, including the British Museum, Royal Naval Museum, Scottish Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum, The Blue Penny Museum Mauritius, National Museum of Singapore, National Museum of Wildlife Art Wyoming, the Musée de la Compagnie des Indes in Port-Louis, France, and in Royal collections both in Britain and Europe.
ROYAL WARRANT ART DEALER
From 2018-2023, Rountree Tryon Galleries Limited and James Rountree Esq. were granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as a Specialist Art Dealer.
'For anyone interested in animals in art, the Tryon Gallery has become an essential port of call. For fifty years it has been encouraging artists and attracting the attention of enthusiastic collectors. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to pay a tribute to what has become a national institution, and to wish it continued success in the future.'
- HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
1959 – Tryon Gallery founded by The Hon Aylmer Tryon, Dover Street
1972 – Amalgamates with The Moorland Gallery and opens a second shop in Nairobi, Kenya
1981 – Moves to Cork Street
1995 – Merges with Oliver Swann Galleries to become Tryon and Swann Gallery
2000 – Incorporates with Malcolm Innes Gallery and moves to 7 Bury Street, St James’s, renamed Tryon Galleries
2013 – Merges with Rountree Fine Art and renamed Rountree Tryon Galleries
2016 – Opens gallery in Petworth, West Sussex
2018 – London presence moves from 7 Bury Street to an office and shared gallery space at 19 Ryder Street, St James’s
2018 – Appointed a Royal Warrant as Specialist Art Dealers
2019 – Celebrates their 60th anniversary as specialist art dealers
Integrated companies into RTG are: Rowland Ward Ltd, Malcolm Innes Gallery, Moorland Gallery, Royal Exchange Gallery.
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