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King Street Galleries

The gallery space at 9 and 10 King-street was operating by 1875 as rented exhibition space. An advertisement in the Times on 23 December 1875 described the space: “To be Let, on Lease, or for short periods, together or separately, in one of the best situations in the West-end, the finest private exhibition galleries in London – two rooms with top light, one 60 ft. by 26 ft., the other 30 ft. by 26 ft., both communicating. The galleries are very well known to the public having been very largely advertised and visited during the past three years. Apply at the King-street galleries, 9 King-street.” (15). In the 1870s and early 1880s, John Everett Millais’s Effie Deans and William Powell Frith’s Race for Wealth were exhibited in this space. By the mid-1880s the space was being operated on a longer-term basis by art dealer Edward Fox White.

Address: 10 King-street

Start Date: by 1887 [by 1885]*

End Date: at least 1894


Winter Exhibition (January 1885) (Times, 2 January 1885, 1) 

Dealer: Edward Fox White

*The dates that appear in the heading are those identified as securely documented “start” and “end” dates when the map animation was created. Additional research has extended the time span that the gallery can be documented at this address.

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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