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Hanfstaengl Gallery

The Hanfstaengl Gallery was regularly included in The Year’s Art listings of exhibitions in London, generally with the note that “Various well-known reproductions on view throughout the year.” (The Year’s Art 1899, 148). An advertisement in The Year’s Art 1895 (published in 1896) had announced the gallery’s move to Pall Mall: “Franz Hanfstaengl begs to announce that the English Branch for the sale of his fine art reproductions is now transferred from 5 Rathbone Place to larger and more convenient premises at 16 Pall Mall East, London SW” (17). The wording of the ad is perhaps slightly confusing; the German lithographer and photographer Franz Hanfstaengl had died in 1877, but the firm of the Franz Hanfstaengl Art Publishing business continued to be run by his descendents. His grandson Edgar Hanfstaengl (1883-1958) was in charge of the London branch.

Address: 16 Pall Mall East

Start Date: by 1896

End Date: at least 1913

Specialization: Fine Art Reproductions

Exhibition catalogue

Facsimile aquarelles (colour engravings): executed by Franz Hanfstaengl [1906] [NAL]


“Herr Edgar Hanfsteangl,” Times, 24 April 1958, 15.

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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