We provide advice on all aspects of collecting: for the first time buyer and the seasoned collector.
Byzantium Private Fine Art Consultancy owned by Heather Ridge specialises in contemporary British, American and European painting and sculpture.
As a private consultancy we are not open to the public:
We have a salon in St Dunstan's Street, Canterbury, UK, where works can be viewed.
When you see something on the website which interests you, please telephone or email to make arrangements for a private view and we will be pleased to see you.
The works shown are a small selection of what is available.
All the artists are available to undertake commissions; please contact us for details and we will be delighted to help you.
Please call: +44 7949 20 32 68
Dr Richard Dwyer
All art and images copyright the artists and Byzantium Private Fine Art Consultancy.
SAILING TO BYZANTIUM
- W.B. Yeats
That is no country for old men. The young
In one another's arms, birds in the trees-
Those dying generations -- at their song,
The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,
Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.
Caught in that sensual music all neglect
Monuments of unageing intellect.
An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress,
Nor is there singing school but studying
Monuments of its own magnificence;
And therefore I have sailed the seas and come
To the holy city of Byzantium.
Once out of nature I shall never take
My bodily form from any natural thing,
But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make
Of hammered gold and gold enamelling
To keep a drowsy Emperor awake;
Or set upon a golden bough to sing
To lords and ladies of Byzantium
Of what is past, or passing, or to come.