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Charles Graham-Dixon Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2000 CGD
Held at: Royal Albert Hall Archive
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Full title: Charles Graham-Dixon Collection
Date(s): c1500-1820
Level of description: Item level
Extent: 33 paintings and catalogue
Name of creator(s): Pieter Neefs the Elder,
Hendrick Van Steenwyck the Younger,
The Antwerp Mannerist,
The Becerril Master,
Jacques de Rousseau,
Giacomo Guardi,
Frans Francken the Younger,
Johannes Lingelbach,
Vittore Carpaccio,
Jospeh Stannard,
Gerrit Van Vucht,
Jan Van Goyen,
Frans de Momper,
Abraham Van Beyeren,
Jacob Salomon Van Ruisdael,
Gaspar Pieter Verbruggen,
Circle of Cornelis de Heem,
Adrian Brouwer,
Gerrit Heda,
Bartholomeus Assteyn,
Jacobus Marell,
Sebastian Vrancx,
Philips Wouvermans,
Pieter Franchoys,
Willem Duyster,
Nicholaes Maes,
Pieter de Hooch,
Daniel Gardener.


Administrative/Biographical history:

In October 1985 Charles Graham-Dixon, then Vice-President of the Corporation of the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences, offered to lend his personal collection of paintings to be exhibited at the Hall. On his death in 1986, Charles Graham-Dixon bequeathed a total of 33 paintings from his collection to the Royal Albert Hall, half of which are on permanent display in the Prince of Wales Room. In 2006 five of the paintings were cleaned and restored by Maria Greenley, and hung in the then newly created Clive Room; from September 2008 to May 2009 she restored the rest of the collection, two of which now hang in the lobby of the Clive Room. The rest have been glazed and hung in the Hall's Prince of Wales Room, this project having been achieved through the generosity of former President of the Corporation Charles Fairweather. The pictures are drawn mainly from the 17th century schools of the Netherlands, Italy and one English work. The finest pictures are the Dutch pieces which were acquired with the help and guidance of one of Londons leading dealers, the late Alfred Brod.


Scope and content/abstract:

Thirty three paintings dating from c1500-1820 with accompanying contextual records. The subject of the paintings ranges from cathedral and church interiors, Rembrandt's father, Venice, biblical scenes including building the Tower of Babel, the Adoration of the Magi and the Madonna and Child, landscapes, ships, portraits, still lifes, flowers, battle scenes and domestic interiors. The mediums used include oil on canvas, oil on copper and oil on panel. The collection includes one triptych, one alter panel and all other paintings are framed wall paintings.

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System of arrangement:

The collection is catalogued

Conditions governing access:

Access is available by appointmnet only once a valid reference is provided

Conditions governing reproduction:

Reproduction is prohibited

Finding aids:

No finding aids

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Charles Graham-Dixon

Allied Materials

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Date(s) of descriptions:
February 2012

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