Manning Fine Art are established art dealers specialising in British Art. Specifically Modern British Art – both originals and prints, Original Vintage Posters, Architectural Drawings, and artworks of Oxford and Cambridge from the 17th Century onwards – this latter collection spanning all our other collections.

The Manning Fine Art Team includes James Manning and Claire Richards. James was an undergraduate at St. John’s College, Cambridge and latterly studied at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge.  Inspired by his collegiate architectural surroundings James bought his first artwork; a 17th century Loggan engraving of Caius College, Cambridge. Now based in a Victorian Gothic house in London James’s interest in architectural drawings now includes Victorian and 20th century architecture. His eye for striking compositions has directed his passion to important vintage posters and modern British art.

Claire read Art History at Christie’s Education and the University of Glasgow where she specialised in topographical art, architectural drawings and technical art history. Claire has worked at the Fleming Collection, Bonhams, Serpentine Gallery and the University of the Arts. Her knowledge and sleuthing skills let Manning Fine Art offer historically important and uniquely interesting art works.

As online art dealers, Manning Fine Art are able to feature a wide range of stock. With a base in London, works may be viewed by appointment in London SE1 or at London art fairs. Our next event is Connect-The Independent Art Fair, Mall Galleries (29 January 2020- 2 February 2020) We have previously exhibited at:

  • Connect – The Independent Art Fair
  • The Art and Antiques Fair Olympia
  • Midcentury Show
  • Works on Paper Fair
  • Winter Art and Antiques Fair Olympia
  • Cambridge Art Fair
  • The 2021 International Art Fair

We are delighted to stay in touch with fair visitors. If there was something you liked at the fairs but cannot see on our website, please ask us.

Claire and James maintain close contact with the art world, meaning they can source special works of art for their clients. Manning Fine Art has placed important works of art in renowned collections including Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, University of Oxford and Cambridge University.

Additional services include valuations, research and bespoke framing. For more information contact us on 07929 749056 or info@manningfineart.co.uk