Art Agent & Advisor

David Wade encourages his clients to follow their personal taste across the whole spectrum of art. Juxtaposing works of different dates and styles can add breadth to a client’s portfolio and create a dynamic interior in their home.
“David has everything that you could wish for from an advisor. He is discreet, knowledgeable, has a keen eye and his integrity is unquestionable.”
ROBERT DEVEREUX Former Chief Executive of Virgin Communications and Former Chairman of the Frieze Foundations

About David Wade

David began his art career almost two decades ago in St James’s, London, with the leading gallery, Rafael Valls, where he negotiated many important deals, including the J Paul Getty Museum’s acquisition of Francis Cotes's Portrait of the Gulston Twins. Since establishing David Wade Fine Art in 2002 David has advised as agent on hundreds of significant acquisitions, as well as brokering the private sale of highly important works with characteristic discretion.

David spends much of his spare time with his young family in North Yorkshire where he enjoys the Yorkshire Dales and, weather permitting, open water swimming and sea kayaking. After travelling to Chile as a member of an Operation Raleigh expedition, and training as an officer cadet at Sandhurst before medical discharge, David is now happy to be an armchair adventurer.

David is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has a strong, personal focus on charitable endeavours. He supports several charities including the MND Association and Andy Dennis for Medicins Sans Frontieres.

Paul Feiler (1918 - 2013)
Paul Feiler
(1918 - 2013)
Private Collection, UK


David Wade works closely with the country’s leading interior designers, where he has an eye not just for investment but also for aesthetics.

David has been agent for significant purchases of 20th Century art, with a particular emphasis in Impressionism, Post‐Impressionism and Modern British, where he has established auction records.

Whether building an art portfolio, or sourcing pieces to display in their home, combining great works such as these, works from different periods and in different styles, creates a unique expression of a client’s taste.



Traditional art is marginalised by many advisors, but this huge and important area of the market can offer spectacular value and breathtaking quality. These earlier works, such as Old Master painting, British Portraiture or Victorian art, sit comfortably in contemporary homes alongside modern pictures and can add stylish diversity to a collection.

David Wade has advised upon exceptional works in these fields and has been involved with important reauthentications and discoveries.

Kees Van Dongen
(1877 - 1968)
Private Collection, UK
“I’ve known David longer than anyone in the art business, and to my mind there is nobody with greater integrity. A great pleasure to deal with professionally and deeply knowledgeable, I look forward to many more years of association with David.”
James Murray Former Director and Head of Sotheby’s UKs and European Valuations Department
10 Year Anniversary Book
(2002 - 2012)

10 year publication

In 2012, the company produced a large coffee table brochure to mark a decade of David Wade Fine Art, and to pay tribute to the memory of David’s father Raymond Wade.

The brochure records some of our clients’ most significant purchases, ranging from works painted in the early 17th Century to the late 20th Century, and we would be delighted to show it in person to prospective clients.