'For anyone interested in animals in art, the Tryon Gallery has become an essential port of call. For fifty years it has been encouraging artists and attracting the attention of enthusiastic collectors. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to pay a tribute to what has become a national institution, and to wish it continued success in the future.'
HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Founded in 1959, Rountree Tryon Galleries specialises in maritime, wildlife, sporting and topographical art from the eighteenth century to the present day. Through carefully sourcing the very best examples and representing leading artists for six decades, Rountree Tryon is established as a global specialist in these areas, with a reputation for quality, expertise and professional service.
The gallery is a member of prestigious trade organisations BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) and SLAD (The Society of London Art Dealers) and a regular exhibitor at art fairs both in London and internationally, including The Palm Beach Art and Antique Show and The International Show, New York. We are also used by Arts Council England as a consultant for maritime paintings of National importance.
The gallery has placed works with many institutions and important collections worldwide, including the British Museum, Royal Naval Museum, Scottish Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum, The Blue Penny Museum Mauritius, National Museum of Singapore, National Museum of Wildlife Art Wyoming and in Royal collections both in Britain and Europe.
In April 2018, Rountree Tryon Galleries Limited and James Rountree Esq were granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as a Specialist Art Dealer. Herewith the link for our page on the Royal Warrant holders website: https://www.royalwarrant.org/company/rountree-tryon-galleries-ltd
A brief history:
1959 – Tryon Gallery founded by The Hon Aylmer Tryon, Dover Street
1972 – Amalgamates with The Moorland Gallery and opens a second shop in Nairobi, Kenya
1981 – Moves to Cork street
1995 – Merges with Oliver Swann Galleries to become: Tryon and Swann Gallery
2000 – Incorporates with Malcolm Innes Gallery and moves to 7 Bury Street, St. James’s. Renamed: Tryon Galleries.
2013 – Merges with Rountree Fine Art and renamed: Rountree Tryon Galleries
2016 – Opens gallery in Petworth, West Sussex
2018 – London presence moves from 7 Bury street to an office and shared gallery space at 19 Ryder Street, St. James’s.
2018 - Appointed a Royal Warrant as Specialist Art Dealers.
2019 - Celebrates their 60th anniversary as specialist art dealers.