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Mendoza Gallery

H. Mendoza and Son are first listed as doing business at 4A King-street in The Year’s Art 1883. The first exhibition of works in black and white took place in 1884, and by 1886, as noted in the Times, “The little gallery in King-street is now annually made the home of a collection of drawings in black and white.” (“Mr. Mendoza’s Gallery,” Times, 23 November 1886, 6) These exhibitions featured drawings made for illustrations, and included work by Alma Tadema, Hubert Herkomer, and Frederic Leighton. The gallery was also sometimes called the “St. James’s Gallery (I. P. Mendoza).”

Address: 13 Old Bond St

Start Date: 1912

End Date: at least 1914

Other Locations:

4A King-street, St James's (by 1883-1904)
157A New Bond St (1905-1911)

Dealer: Isaac P. Mendoza

Selected exhibitions

Works in black and white, and Sir Noel Paton’s “In Die Malo: Faith arming a Christian Warrior” (March 1884) [Times, 20 March 1884, 6] [NAL]

Drawings in black and white: at Mr. I. P. Mendoza’s St. James’s Gallery (Autumn 1884) [NAL]

Third annual exhibition of drawings in black and white (1885) [NAL]

Water-colour drawings by H. B. Wimbush (1898) [NAL]

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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