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The Stafford Gallery

The first notice of the Stafford Gallery at 34 Old Bond Street appears in advertisements for an exhibition of watercolour drawings by Harry Hine (Times, 8 May 1902, 1) and it is listed at that address in The Year’s Art through the 1910 edition. In a review of a Courbet exhibition in March 1911, the Times noted that the Stafford Gallery had “migrated from Bond-street to the corner of Duke-street and King-street, St. James’s.” Robins notes that the gallery had moved in 1910, under the new management of John Neville (52).

The Stafford Gallery is best known today for its exhibitions of modern art in the 1910s, including shows devoted to the work of Gustave Courbet, Walter Sickert, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin (Robins 52-55). A view of the latter exhibition was painted by Spencer Gore (Gauguins and Connoisseurs, 1911)

Address: 34 Old Bond St

Start Date: by 1904 [by 1902]*

End Date: 1909 [at least 1910]*

Other locations:
1 Duke-street (1910-at least 1914)

Dealer: John Neville

Selected exhibitions

The Fjords of Norway &c. by Harry Hine, R.I. (Times, 8 May 1902, 1)

“Sketches in Three Counties,” a series of Water-Colour Drawings by Claude Hayes, R.I. (Times, 17 December 1902, 1)

The Works of William Nicholson – Oxford Colleges, Designs for Playing Cards, Morris Dancers (Times, 11 June 1903, 1)

Etchings of Paul C. Helleu (1907) [NAL]

Pictures by Camille Pissarro, 1830-1903 (1911) [NAL]

Exhibition of pictures by Paul Cézanne, 1839-1906, and Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903 (1911) [NAL]

Walter Sickert (1912) [Athenaeum, 8 July 1911, 51-52]

Exhibition catalogues: National Art Library, London (1902-1912)


“A Courbet Exhibition,” Times, 6 March 1911, 11.

Robins, Anna Gruetzner. Modern Art in Britain 1910-1914. London: Merrell Holbertson in association with Barbican Art Gallery, 1997.

*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.


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

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