The company was established in 1997 by Andrew Clayton-Payne, formerly Head of British Drawings and Watercolours at Christie’s. He deals discreetly in 17th, 18th and 19th century English and European pictures from his second-floor gallery at 16 Savile Row. Situated in Mayfair, Andrew Clayton-Payne is in the centre of London's art dealing district and close to the Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly.
A highly respected specialist, Andrew Clayton-Payne is a published author with two books on 19th Century painting. He has also written on a wide variety of subjects for magazines such as Country Life and has acted as an independent adviser to the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Acceptance in Lieu panel and the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art.
Alexander Clayton-Payne, Andrew’s son, joined the company in 2014. His main area of interest and expertise is 17th & 18th Century British drawings.
Andrew Clayton-Payne is a member of the Society of London Art Dealers.
“His is a company that buys and sells discreetly, where the emphasis is on the acquisition of museum quality British and European watercolours, paintings and drawings. Though his clients are principally individuals, they also include Tate, the Getty, the Ashmolean and the Metropolitan Museum of Art".
Claire Wrathall, Financial Times