Stafford Gallery

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Stafford Gallery
Spencer Gore Gauguins and Connoisseurs at the Stafford Gallery 1911.jpg
Spencer Gore: Gauguins and Connoisseurs at the Stafford Gallery, 1911
Location
Coordinates 51°30′31.5″N 0°8′27″W / 51.508750°N 0.14083°W / 51.508750; -0.14083Coordinates: 51°30′31.5″N 0°8′27″W / 51.508750°N 0.14083°W / 51.508750; -0.14083
Douglas Fox Pitt, The Stafford Gallery, March 1912, showing paintings by the Scottish Colourist J.D. Fergusson

The Stafford Gallery was an early 20th-century art gallery in London. Artists whose works were exhibited there include both internationally known painters such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne and Gustave Courbet[1] and significant English figures such as Walter Sickert and Sir William Nicholson.

The gallery opened in the early years of the century at 34 Old Bond Street, London W.,[2] on the corner with Stafford Street; but by 1910 had moved to 1 Duke Street, St. James's.[3]

Exhibitions[edit]

In June 1903 the gallery showed watercolours by William Nicholson of the colleges of Oxford University. Twenty-four lithographs of these, with descriptive text by Arthur Waugh, were published by the gallery in two folios in 1905.[4][5]:214–5 Nicholson also provided the cover illustration for the catalogue an exhibition of old masters in 1910.[5]:216

In the second decade of the century, and thus shortly after Roger Fry's Manet and the Post-Impressionists at the Grafton Galleries in 1910–11, the Stafford Gallery began to show more avant-garde, particularly French, works.[6] In 1911 there were exhibitions of paintings by Courbet (March),[7] Sickert (June),[8] Gauguin and Cézanne (November),[9] and possibly Camille Pissarro in October;[10] work by Vincent Van Gogh may also have been shown.[6] The Gauguin show is the subject of Spencer Gore's painting Gauguins and Connoisseurs at the Stafford Gallery. In 1912 there were exhibitions of paintings by the Scottish Colourist J.D. Fergusson (March)[11] and drawings by Picasso (April).[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Upstone, Helena Bonett (2009). The Camden Town Group in Context: Douglas Fox Pitt, The Stafford Gallery, 1912. Tate. Accessed February 2014.
  2. ^ James Clegg (1906). The international directory of booksellers and bibliophile's manual, including lists of the public libraries of the world, publishers, book collectors, learned societies and institutions, universities and colleges; also bibliographies of book and library catalogues, concordances, bookplates, etc., etc. Seventh issue. Rochdale: J. Clegg. p. 115.
  3. ^ John Nevill (1910). Some Old Masters, exhibition catalogue. London: Stafford Gallery.
  4. ^ William Nicholson, Arthur Waugh (1905). Oxford, Parts I and II. London: Stafford Gallery, 1905.
  5. ^ a b Colin Campbell (1992). William Nicholson: The Graphic Work. London: Barrie & Jenkins. ISBN 0-7126-2189-X.
  6. ^ a b Frances Spalding (1980). Roger Fry: art and life. London: Granada Publishing. ISBN 9780236401789.
  7. ^ [s.n.] (1911). An exhibition of pictures by Gustave Courbet, held at the Stafford Gallery, 1 Duke Street, St. James's, on March 23rd, 1911 and after, exhibition catalogue. London: Stafford Gallery.
  8. ^ [s.n.] (1911). An Exhibition of Pictures by Walter Sickert, Stafford Gallery, London, 27 June 1911–, exhibition catalogue. London: Stafford Gallery.
  9. ^ [s.n.] (1911). Exhibition of pictures by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) at the Stafford Gallery, 1 Duke Street, St. James's, November 23rd and after, exhibition catalogue. London: Stafford Gallery.
  10. ^ [s.n.] ([1911?]). Exhibition of pictures by Camille Pissarro, 1830-1903, exhibition catalogue. London: Stafford Gallery.
  11. ^ [s.n.] (1912). Exhibition of pictures by J.D. Fergusson, exhibition catalogue. London: Stafford Gallery.
  12. ^ [s.n.] (1912). Exhibition of drawings by Picasso, at the Stafford Gallery, 1 Duke Street, St. James's, April 23rd, 1912 and after, exhibition catalogue. London: Stafford Gallery.