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Doré Gallery

The Doré Gallery was originally opened to exhibit and publicize the work of the French artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883). In the early twentieth century, under the supervision of Joseph Fishburn, the gallery also hosted rotating exhibitions, advertising “Exhibitions from time to time in the various Galleries of works by Modern British and Continental artists.” (The Year’s Art 1905, 129) Gallery space seems to have been available for rental; an advertisement in The Year’s Art 1909 advises “Artists who wish to exhibit in the Largest Private Galleries in London, situated in the Centre of Bond Street, Should write to the Director of The Doré Galleries, 35, New Bond Street, London, W. Where there are six important galleries of varying sizes available for exhibitions. All have an excellent top light, and the Large Gallery is the most important of its kind in London. The clientele of the Gallery is very large and valuable. Open all the year round, Daily, 10 to 6. For dates and terms address the Director. State time preferred and number of works to be hung.” (434).

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buildings: image x of x thumbnailAddress: 35 New Bond St

Start Date: by 1874

End Date: at least 1913


James Fairless

George Lord Beeforth

Joseph Fishburn

Selected exhibitions

The recent work of Walter Crane, R.W. S. (1902) [NAL]

Water colour drawings of soldiers of our Indian empire, by Frank C. King (1903) [NAL]

Dress Designers’ Exhibition Society [The third exhibiton] (1905) [NAL]

Landscapes by Tom Mostyn (July 1905) [TYA 1906, 128]

Sculptures, Paintings and Miniatures by thirteen Women Artists” (March 1906) [TYA 1907, 136]

First Exhibition of the Edwardian Sketch Club (April 1907) [TYA 1908, 131]

Pictures by the late Sir Noel Paton, R.S.A., LL.D. (1908) [NAL]

Sketches of Victoria British Columbia by Mrs. Beanlands (May 1909) [TYA 1910, 136]

Exhibition of Slovak art: comprising pictures, sculpture, embroidery and vestments [1911] [NAL]

Dickens Centenary Exhibition by Henry Furniss (January-February 1912) [TYA 1913, 148]

Post-impressionist and Futurist exhibition, with an introduction by Frank Rutter [1913] [NAL]

Exhibition catalogues: National Art Library, London


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. 299-300.

Zafran, Eric. “ ‘A Strange Genius:’ Appreciating Gustave Doré in America.” In Fantasy and Faith: The Art of Gustave Doré. Ed. Eric Zafran. New York: Dahesh Museum of Art; New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007. 143-174.

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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