1877 - 1890

1] The Grosvenor Gallery was established in 1877, the brainchild of Sir Coutts Lindsay and his wife Blanche. The Gallery also included amongst its Directors J. W. Comyns Carr and Charles Edward Hallé both later to become founders of the New Gallery. Initially, a remarkable success both critically and financially, it promoted the works of the Pre-Raphaelite artists including Burne-Jones and Holman Hunt and Millais and of the Aesthetic Movement in general. James Whistler’s infamous ‘Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket’ which led to the famous libel case between Ruskin and the artist, was also shown at the Grosvenor. It closed its doors in 1890 following Lindsay's divorce from his wife Blanche.

2] The Grosvenor had a reincarnation in 1912 under the auspices of American-born artist and critic Frances Howard and was located at 51a New Bond Street in the heart of London's fashionable art district. The most innovative show staged there was opened in May 1921 and entitled the 'Nameless Exhibition of Modern British Painting'. The exhibited works were gathered and hung by Henry Tonks, Charles Sims and Roger Fry and neither the names nor prices were listed in the accompanying catalogue. This innovative show was sponsored by The Burlington Magazine and contained works by Walter Sickert, Stanley Spencer, Vanessa Bell.

3] The Grosvenor was reincarnated in the 1960's and originally located in Davies Street, Mayfair under the auspices of dealer and collector Eric Estorick (1913-1993). It focused on 20th century paintings, sculpture, and drawings. The Grosvenor places a strong emphasis on the works of sculptors such as Kenneth Armitage, Michael Ayrton, Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick, Elisabeth Frink, F. E. McWilliam, Bernard Meadows, Henry Moore, and Eduardo Paolozzi. Artists include Mark Shields, Victor Newsome, Grace Henry, S. W. Hayter, Kurt Schwitters, Francis Newton Souza, Karl Weschke and William Roberts. In the 1990s the gallery relocated to Albemarle Street and in 2000 to Ryder Street and in 2024 was at 35 Bury Street.

In 2006, Grosvenor Gallery collaborated with Vadehra Art Gallery in New Delhi to form Grosvenor Vadehra. The purpose of this collaboration was to promote international art in India and Indian art in the UK. It has held international exhibitions in India including a Pablo Picasso exhibition in 2006 and a highly acclaimed exhibition of Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon along with Tyeb Mehta and Francis Newton Souza in 2007.