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Graves, Algernon

British, active late 19th century - early 20th century


"October sees the amalgamation of two well-known art firms, both of them hitherto established in Pall Hall, namely Messrs. Henry Graves and Messrs. Gooden and Fox, for whom spacious galleries have been built at 60-61 New Bond Street [London]. Messrs. Graves' premises (now taken over by Cox, the bankers) have long been a landmark for artlovers, for the firm boast of being the oldest print-sellers in London, having begun its career in 1752, under the aegis of the Boydells, one of whom became Lord Mayor of the city. For some years the head of the firm was Mr. Algernon Graves, son of the former principal, the late Henry Graves, and the author of numerous works on art as well as of those Records of Picture Sales from the 18th Century onwards, so invaluable to students and collectors. (I understand that the second volume is to be published shortly and that in spite of the difficulties attendant on printing and paper the two remaining volumes will, contrary to recent expectation, likewise make their appearance before long.)...Mr. Fox and Mr. Cronier, the controlling partner in Messrs. Henry Graves and Co., are to be co-directors in the new company..." [Compiled from sources and references recorded on CMS]


"A Notable Amalgamation." American Art News 19 (October 16, 1920).

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