GALLERIES/Abbott and Holder
Albert Rutherston (1881 - 1953)
Cuthbert Hamilton (1885 - 1959), 1902
127 × 127 mm. (5 × 5 in.)
Robert Abbott and Eric Holder started dealing together in 1936. For eighty-five 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 are priced between £100 and £5000.
The first of our famous 'Lists' was published in 1942 and they are still the main way we publicise new stock. 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 enthusiasts. Then, in 1987 Philip Athill and the founder's nephew, John Abbott, moved the company to Museum Street. John retired in 2001 and we became of Ltd company of which Philip Athill was Managing Director. Tom Edwards joined the company in 2003 having read History of Art at the Courtauld Institute. He became a Director in 2012 and on Philip's retirement in 2021 became owner and Managing Director.
LIST 516 – JULY 2021
Our monthly Lists introduce at least 100 works to our large stock of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints c.1750-2000.