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Country Life Every Week - - Art Market -

The Pet­worth Park an­tiques and fine-art fair, with 48 deal­ers, re­turns to its mar­quee in the Ca­pa­bil­ity Brown grounds for the third year be­tween May 5 and 7 (www. pet­worth­park­fair.com). One hopes that one paint­ing with the Mon­crieff-bray Gallery will serve to ward off poor weather: An­thony Gar­ratt’s land­scape is ti­tled Ca­pa­bil­ity Brown Can’t Stop the Rain. Ever pop­u­lar though they be, but­ler’s trays are usu­ally quite aus­tere. Not so a wal­nut Vic­to­rian ex­am­ple at £1,050 with Tim Saltwell (right), which not only has an elab­o­rate gallery, but a finely turned stand. With Gar­ret & Hurst will be a re­mark­ably pow­er­ful £32,000 bronze by Lord Ron­ald Gower (1845–1916). Based on the David draw­ing from life (just), the 455 ∕8in sculp­ture (left) con­veys the full gamut of Marie An­toinette’s emo­tions as she is led to the guil­lo­tine.

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