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John Mitchell Fine Paintings has been associated with traditional British and European paintings for ninety years. With a gallery just off Brook Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair, the business is now run by James and William Mitchell, the grandsons of John Mitchell who began the dealership in 1931.


John Mitchell Fine Paintings is an independent family business established in 1931. Now in its third generation it is run by James Mitchell and William Mitchell. The gallery is located on the first floor of 17 Avery Row just off New Bond Street in London and visitors are welcome throughout the week. James and William Mitchell specialise in buying and selling European and British paintings and drawings from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, especially those from private collections. John Mitchell also act as agents for vendors and advise on all aspects of picture collecting, in particular framing, conservation and valuations.


Gallery Notes January 2023, an early pioneer of American painting + Palm Beach Show tickets

We are delighted to announce our participation at The Palm Beach Show from 16th - 21st February and look forward to seeing any friends and clients of the gallery who may be there. Please follow the link here to download a complimentary ticket to the show if you would like to attend.

One of the highlights of our stand will be this fascinating trompe l'oeil by Samuel Lewis (1753-1822). Lewis was a cartographer and draughtsman who emigrated from London to Philadelphia in 1794, and brought with him to the newly-founded United States the convention of the 'card rack' painting, a genre that went on to flourish in 19th century American art under such greats as William Michael Harnett and John Frederick Peto. This striking picture is one of only three by the artist known today, and the first on the market in eighteen years. Please see here to read our latest Gallery Notes, where we unpick the history and details of this rare work by an early pioneer of American painting.