Abbott and Holder

Descending from a partnership between Robert Abbott and Eric Holder, who first dealt together in 1936, Abbott and Holder are a London based art dealership and conservator. The firm stocks works at a variety of price points.

While the gallery was originally in the house of Robert Abbott, it moved to a four floor building on Museum Street in 1987, where it remains presently. In 2001, Abbott and Holder became a Limited Company, run by managing director Philip Athill. Tom Edwards joined the company in 2003 and is now also a Director.


Abbott and Holder holds show dedicated to artist Gerald Marks

14 November 2022

Though largely unknown on the market today, British artist Gerald Marks (1921-2018), the subject of a show at Abbott and Holder, had a colourful life. For a long time that colour was red.


Abbott & Holder promote Duncan Grant for the 21st century

20 July 2020

Abbott & Holder recently sold a bronze head of Duncan Grant (1885-1975) by Stephen Tomlin (1901-37) to the Charleston Trust, owners of the East Sussex home where Grant once lived and worked with other members of the Bloomsbury Group.


The web shop window: Viktoria Gorynska self portrait

27 January 2020

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.


Four places to see and buy art in London this weekend including Russian illustrations and Bugatti sculptures

07 June 2019

Before the explosion of art shows and fairs at the end of the month, there are still plenty of places to hunt out painting and sculpture around London.


Ballet designs take the stage at Abbott and Holder

05 November 2018

Yolanda Sonnabend’s (1935-2015) costume and stage designs helped revolutionise the look of British ballet.


Abbott & Holder features work of two British female wood engravers

16 April 2018

Abbott & Holder’s upcoming exhibition features the work of two 20th century female wood engravers: Clare Leighton and Gwen Raverat.


Ten pictures to buy at Abbott and Holder’s 10 day sale

09 March 2018

Museum Street fine art gallery Abbott and Holder is holding a 10 day spring sale.


Silk part of rough and smooth East End art

08 January 2018

Abbott and Holder kicks off 2018 with an exhibition celebrating the art of London’s East End.


5 Questions: Tom Edwards of Abbott and Holder

04 December 2017

Tom Edwards is director of Abbott and Holder, a picture dealer and conservator established in 1936. The gallery is in London’s Museum Street across from the British Museum, and specialises in British watercolours, drawings, prints and oil paintings.