1880 - ?

Charles William Dowdeswell (1832-1915) operated a frame making and print shop at 36 Chancery Lane and had opened his gallery at 133 New Bond Street by 1880. The gallery exhibited a wide range of work, including paintings and drawings by Sutton Palmer, Birket Foster, Whistler, Alfred East, and Byam Shaw; and published prints by Charles Méyron, Seymour Haden and Whistler. In the summer of 1887, the firm moved into new premises at 160 New Bond Street, previously the home of Salon Parisien. The gallery was run by Charles William Dowdeswell and his son Charles Water Dowdeswell (1858-1929) is mainly remembered for its contemporary art shows of the 1880s and 1890s and exhibitions were held until at least 1918 when Charles's son Walter moved to work for Joseph Duveen. The gallery contents, largely the library was auctioned by Christies in 1912 and further sales were held at other auction houses in London in 1920.