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This week sees the return of TEFAF Maastricht, one of the world’s oldest and most highly regarded art fairs (16 to 24 March 2019). With over 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, the 32nd edition of the fair will consist of nine sections, ranging from Old Master paintings to tribal art, and will welcome 38 new exhibitors.

The TEFAF Modern section will see the greatest growth with 13 new exhibitors, and a number of them will be presenting single-artist stands. Highlights include Parisian dealers Kamel Mennour who will focus on the work of Ugo Rondinone (b.1963) and the use of stone in contemporary art. Having taken part in TEFAF Showcase in 2018, Kallos Gallery will be exhibiting in the Ancient Art, section, becoming one of a number of Showcase dealers that have graduated to the main fair. An extraordinary, complete Greek bronze panoply of a cavalry man is a highlight of their stand; the suit of armour would have belonged to an Italiote warrior of the Classical period (c.4th century BCE) and is one of the most complete to appear on the market for several decades.

A highlight of the Paintings section will be Richard Green’s exhibition dedicated to the celebration of the father and son dynasty of Camille and Lucien Pissarro. Focusing on the family’s connections with France and Britain, as well as the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements, the exhibition reflects the immense influence of these two artists. Works include ‘Apples on a tablecloth against a lace-curtained window’ (1885) by Lucien Pissarro (1863 – 1944) and ‘Dans le pre en automne a Eragny’ (1901) by Camille Pissarro (1830 – 1903).

As well as the new exhibitors there are many old-timers returning to the fair again; this is the twenty-sixth year for Les Enluminures. To celebrate the occasion, the gallery is holding a special exhibition of a select group of nearly a dozen stunning single miniatures exhibited for the first time. Entitled “Painting in Manuscripts in France and Flanders during the Middle Ages and Renaissance,” it includes one of the earliest Book of Hours (c.1270-1280), perhaps made for Marie de Brabant, Queen of France.

And for the loan exhibition hosted within the Paper section, TEFAF will host 23 highlights from the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections). The exhibition will provide visitors with an extraordinary opportunity to see works such as ‘The Abduction of Ganymede’, 1635, by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669) before they go on permanent display in Dresden.

These are just a few of the many highlights and with plenty more treasures to be seen, make sure you don’t miss out.