GALLERIES/Abbott and Holder
Mildred Eldridge (1909-1991)
'Telling the Bees' / 'Music', 1933
Oil on canvas
158.8 × 166.4 cm. (62 ½ × 65 ½ in.)
Robert Abbott and Eric Holder started dealing together in 1936. For eighty-seven years it has remained our policy to carry works that are within the means of as broad a section of the population as possible, so most of our stock of British pictures from c.1750 - Present is priced between £500 and £10,000.
The first of our famous 'Lists' was published in 1942 and they are still the main way we publicise new works. They are now issued online monthly and introduce 100 new items to our large stock.
After WWII Robert Abbott bought a large house in Castelnau Road that acted both as the gallery and his home. Open only on Saturday mornings, it quickly became something of a Mecca for collectors. Then, in 1987 Philip Athill and the founder's nephew, John Abbott, moved the company to Museum Street from where we still operate. John retired in 2001 and Tom Edwards joined the company in 2003 having read History of Art at the Courtauld Institute. He became a Director in 2012 and since Philip Athill's retirement in 2021 has been owner and Managing Director.