1842 - ?

Arthur Tooth & Sons was a prominent London art gallery founded in 1842 by Charles Tooth (1788–1868), a carver and framer, to set up his son Arthur Tooth (1828–1900) in business at 5 and 6 Haymarket. Until the 1880s, the business concentrated exclusively on 18th and 19th British paintings but gradually the stock was extended to encompass Old Masters and contemporary art. Other works of art and artefacts, such as china, furniture, and books, began to be listed in the stock inventories after 1892 and a New York branch was opened in the early 1900’s but this was closed in 1924 and they also had branch in Paris. In the mid 1920s, Dudley Tooth when was running the gallery of Arthur Tooth & Sons, expanding within the pool of contemporary artists and further promoting artists by regularly hosting a solo show of each artist’s work. The gallery remained in the Tooth family until its closure in the 1970s after the death of Charles' great-grandson, Dudley Tooth (1896–1972). The records including stock books, consignment books, correspondence, photograph albums, card indexes, exhibition catalogues and press cuttings c1884-1975 are held in the Tate Gallery Archives (TGA 201).