BARBIZON HOUSE

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Barbizon House gallery at 8 Henrietta Street, Cavendish Square in London's Mayfair was run by Edinburgh-born art dealer David Croal Thomson (1855-1930) and then by his son (William) Lockett (Halton) Thomson (1898-1990). Croal Thomson managed the London branch of the Goupil Gallery 1885-1897, a partner at Agnew & Sons Gallery 1898-1908, and with The French Gallery in Pall Mall, 1909-1918 and was President of the Fine Arts Provident Institution 1911-1916. In 1918 the proprietor of Barbizon House in partnership with his son Lockett Thomson. Croal Thompson was a friend of Paul Cezanne and an influential critic, biographer, and journalist. His contribution to art related magazines was considerable and his published books substantial.