Victorian London : Mapping the Emergence of the Modern Art Gallery

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Continental Gallery

As the name suggests, the Continental Gallery specialized in bringing contemporary European art to London. The catalogue for the Annual Exhibition of Paintings from the Paris Salons (1895) included a variety of press extracts, including one from the Daily Chronicle: “A few years ago the exhibition of a collection of French pictures in Bond Street would have created a sensation. To-day it is but a matter of course that the Directors should transfer to their walls the best examples they can obtain from the two Salons, and thus open London’s Art Season, not with English, but with French work.” (25). These exhibitions included the work of Gustav Zorn, Jan Van Beers, and Jean Delville. The Gallery also exhibited the work of British artists.

Address: 157 New Bond St

Start Date: by 1885

End Date: at least 1904

Selected exhibitions

Winter Exhibition of High-Class Pictures, chiefly from the Antwerp Exhibition [1886?]

Annual Exhibition of Remarkable Paintings from the Paris (1888) Salon [1888?] [NAL]

Annual Exhibition of Paintings from the Paris Salons (1895) [NAL]

Annual Exhibition of Startling Pictures from the Paris Salons, 1896 [1896?] [NAL]

Spring exhibition of new selected pictures from the Paris and Munich Salons, 1897 (1898) [NAL]

Exhibition Catalogues: National Art Library, London (1886-1904)


Fletcher, Pamela and Anne Helmreich. “Selected galleries, dealers and exhibition spaces in London, 1850-1939.” In The Rise of the Modern Art Market in London, 1850-1939. Eds. Pamela Fletcher and Anne Helmreich. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011. 299.

Unless otherwise noted, the documentation of a gallery’s start and end dates at a location is drawn from listings in The Year’s Art.

How to cite:
Pamela Fletcher and David Israel, London Gallery Project, 2007; Revised September 2012.

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